May 14, 2019 3 min read 22 Comments

We’ve all heard of antioxidants being good for us but what exactly are they, how much do we need, and what are the best sources to get these magical substances.

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Firstly, oxidative stress causes free radicals that we are exposed to daily. Free radicals can cause damage to proteins, DNA, and cells that if not fought off can lead to disease. This is where antioxidants come in, the naturally found substance protects our cells from damage. Cells can be damaged naturally through aging which is also reduced by antioxidants like vitamin C that is a common ingredient in anti-aging serums.

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Research suggests that on average we need 8-11,000 antioxidants per day in order to not experience damage from oxidative stress. You may be wondering, how and where am I going to get that many! Lucky for you, I have compiled 10 easy ways to get your antioxidant units daily even on those busy work days.

1.Beans 

Red beans, Kidney Beans, Pinto beans

Beans are an easy food to add into your meals if you're already making some pasta or salad add in a cup of beans or even into soups and stews!

2. Dark Chocolate

Yes CHOCOLATE - I repeat dark CHOCOLATE

What else is there to say there is nothing easier than just grabbing a few pieces of dark chocolate to get those extra antioxidants in for the day and a nice rich flavour.

3. Pecans

Pecans can be added into salads for an extra crunch and extra antioxidants.

4. Berries 

Namely Blueberries, Goji Berries, Elderberries and Strawberries ( all of which you can find in The Amazing Company Teas)

Skip the banana you usually grab and have a bowl of berries instead or buy frozen berries and toss them in a smoothie to amp up your antioxidants.

5. Matcha Green Tea

You can add matcha into smoothies, drink it as a latte, or just a regular tea that can get you those antioxidants.

 

6. Black Tea

There are a lot of black tea lovers out there so keep having your morning tea to aid in your antioxidant units.

7. Artichokes

You can roast them on the BBQ, chop them up and add them to sauces, or even just cook them as a nice side dish for your dinner.

8. Spices & Herbs - Sumac, Cloves, Nutmeg, Cinnamon
-Oregano, Thyme, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage

Spices are an easy way to get in antioxidants you can add them into your food or drinking them in teas and smoothies!

Adding herbs to your meals for extra flavour will also give you extra antioxidants so a two for one deal on a delicious meal!

9. Kale & Spinach

Add these two leafy greens to anything! A sandwich, skip the lettuce and make a kale salad, blend them in a smoothie and you can't even taste them.. the list goes on of the ways to use these to take your antioxidant game up.

10. Turmeric

We’ve already talked about turmeric in these blogs but this holy grail spice can be added into food, smoothies, and tea in order to pump up the antioxidants.


Hopefully, now that you’ve got a few easy add on ideas you’ll go out and get your antioxidants in to maintain a healthy functioning immune system whilst also keeping yourself young!

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22 Responses

maysz
maysz

May 25, 2019

Wow, Lovely Idea! for removing antioxidant I will definitely save this post!

Holli
Holli

May 23, 2019

Great info!

Lorita
Lorita

May 23, 2019

That’s good to know! I eat spinach salad with berrries almost everyday so I think I’m on track lol

Neil Alvin Nicerio
Neil Alvin Nicerio

May 23, 2019

Nice! I will bookmark this article. Thank you for sharing this informative article.

vaishali
vaishali

May 22, 2019

berries are hands down my favorite to get antioxidants.

Hooda
Hooda

May 22, 2019

Antioxidants are very important and they can save us from a lot of potential health conditions. I eat spinach at least once a week and love all the benefits. Apart from the health benefits, it also tastes great!

Monidipa Dutta
Monidipa Dutta

May 22, 2019

Black tea, green tea, dark chocolate and kale is always in my eating list but I did not know that they r so helpful!

Hoang Vi Fessenden
Hoang Vi Fessenden

May 22, 2019

Oh yes I love me some matcha!

Ann
Ann

May 22, 2019

Most of these are in our foods in Japan. So glad to read this article.

Ivan Jose
Ivan Jose

May 22, 2019

I would not consider myself as tea lover but I do drink it for its health benefits, particularly green and oolong teas.

Devyani Gupta
Devyani Gupta

May 21, 2019

You got me at dark chocolate my friend.

Hackytips
Hackytips

May 21, 2019

Green tea is not my favorite. Pecans & Berries will help!

Suanlian Tangpua
Suanlian Tangpua

May 21, 2019

Green Tea is very good. If you didn’t try yet please try it. Turmeric is also one of my favorite natural facepack.

Anagha
Anagha

May 21, 2019

I can’t find some of the items here. But, I will start adding beans and berries to the diet :)

Haroon Ejaz
Haroon Ejaz

May 20, 2019

I always love health tips… thanks for sharing!

Pool Operator Talk
Pool Operator Talk

May 20, 2019

These are all such fantastic foods! Great post, great super foods!

Joanna
Joanna

May 20, 2019

I do eat fruits every day and I am happy that the strawberries season has just started. I do love spices as well and just ordered some sumac, I am looking forward to trying cooking with it.

Danielle
Danielle

May 20, 2019

I love Matcha! Great recommendations here!

Luna S
Luna S

May 20, 2019

My two favorites are the fruits and the dark chocolate!

Sophie
Sophie

May 20, 2019

Love this list of antioxidants. I always knew it’s green tea, but beans is a surprise.

D'ondra M Howard
D'ondra M Howard

May 20, 2019

Glad to now there are multiple ways to get the nutrients we need to fight off bad stuff. Berries and teas have been what I eat.

Phill Slater
Phill Slater

May 20, 2019

Interesting post. Dark chocolate and berries it is for me then.

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