This week the focus is on red foods. Why? Well they are usually packed with natural antioxidants.
What Are Antioxidants?
Antioxidants help prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals.
Free radicals are associated with oxidative stress which can cause inflammation.
Oxidative stress results from an imbalance between the production of free radicals and a cell’s ability to detoxify them, leading to cellular damage.
Examples of Antioxidants
Before you head to the suppliments shelf, there are lots of everyday foods that contain antioxidants.
Examples of fresh fruit and veg include blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, plums, organs, red grapes, cherries, kale, spinach, brussels sprouts, alfafa spouts, broccoli flowers, beetroot, red bell peppers, onion, sweetcorn and aubergines.
There are also lots of dried foods packed full of antioxidants including: