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HIGH ANTIOxIDANT FOODS
By PETER N N N NIELSEN
CHIEF ExECUTIvE OFFICER AT AT AT PETERSPRINCIPLES COM OPERATING PARTNER AT AT AT CLEAN PLANET FOODS
PETER@PETERSPRINCIPLES COM High Antioxidant Foods are are substances that help prevent certain types of cell damage especially those caused by oxidation Score
(oxygen radical radical absorption capacity) and and tests the power of a a a a a a a a a a a a a plant to absorb and and eliminate free radicals These measurements were developed by the National Institute of of Aging and are based on on 100 grams of of each food or herb Some of of the benefits of of consuming antioxidant rich foods include:
• • Slower aging
• • • Healthy glowing skin
• • • Reduced cancer risk
• • • Detoxification support • • Longer life span
Other antioxidant rich foods include:
pomegranates strawberries kale red wine and and wild caught salmon Try and and consume 2-3 servings daily of these high antioxi- dant foods for optimal health Also along with food herbs and essential oils of plants are extremely high in antioxidants
n n n n n n n n When certain types of oxygen molecules are allowed to travel freely in in the the the body they trigger what is is known as oxidative damage which is is the the the formation of free free radicals Free radicals are very dangerous to to the body’s tissues and and have been connected to to to cancer and and premature aging
The body uses antioxidants
to to prevent itself from the damage caused by oxygen Oxidative damage plays a a a a a a a a a a a major role in in disease today and and has been linked to to health conditions like heart disease cancer and and dementia Most fruits vegetables and herbs contain anti- oxidants
such as vitamin C beta-carotene flavonoids and lycopene There is no no RDA or or Daily Value set for antioxidants
The levels of antioxidants
is evaluated by ORAC 12
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