Antioxidants are, arguably, the most important line of defense when it comes to your overall health. They are our body's "soldiers" that defend against free radical damage, which is the leading cause of aging.
What is a "free radical", you ask? Basically, it's a zombie cell. A damaged cell that destroys everything in it's path. This destruction that free radicals leave behind causes many of the problems we associate with aging.
Here's the problem: almost everything causes free radicals. Pollution, smoking, sunlight, even metabolizing food. So, it's vitally important to feed your body a constant supply of antioxidants to keep these little jerks in check.
Antioxidants prevent a chemical process known as “oxidation,” which is a natural part of living and aging. Oxidation damages cells and can lead to the development of disease, including Alzheimer's, heart disease, and cancer.
Antioxidants are readily available in the foods we eat. Typically, the brighter or deeper the color, the higher the antioxidant value. Think green leafy veggies, and bright, colorful berries.
Antioxidant supplements are a good option as well. Resveratrol, Vitamin C, and fresh dried fruit powders form the base of our Super Beauty Elixir..a great way to feed your body and your skin exactly what it needs.
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