You’ve probably heard that antioxidants are good for you, but do you know what they do? Antioxidants help to protect your body from diseases by preventing cells damage. Your body’s cells can get damaged due to various reasons, either naturally as you age, or when you’re exposed to harmful environmental substances such as tobacco smoke. As we feast this holiday season, here’s an easy-to-remember ABC guide to antioxidant-rich foods to help you ring in the new year in the pink of health!
Few people know this, but artichokes are packed with plant nutrients, all high in antioxidant properties. Besides that, they are also great for lowering your cholesterol levels and improving digestive health.
Whether they are blue or black, raspberries, cranberries, or strawberries, they are great sources of antioxidants. Serve up a mix of berries at your dinner party, and you’ll be gifting your guests with a huge dose of healthy antioxidants!
Antioxidants are one more reason to indulge in chocolate, as long as it’s dark chocolate. But it doesn’t stop there. Dark chocolate is also known to lower blood pressure, improve your moods and reduce your risk of stroke! There are many more foods rich in antioxidants, but if you’re looking to start incorporating antioxidants in your diet, the ABCs are a good place to start.