“Antioxidants” is the new household word. But what are these health powerhouses, and where can we find them?
Antioxidants are key nutrients to our health. Think of vegetables and fruits with the deepest, darkest colours as having the most antioxidant power. More and more studies these days are showing that antioxidants can help fend off diseases, even serious ones like heart disease and some types of cancer.
According to homeopathic doctor Bryce Wylde, author of The Antioxidant Prescription, we need to consume more antioxidants these days to counteract our unhealthy environment and lifestyle.
“With our load of toxins, stress and lack of exercise, we need a much higher level of antioxidants.”
Antioxidant superheroes are: Berries (blackberries, elderberries, blueberries and strawberries), red wine (in moderation, of course), spinach, kale, broccoli, garlic, tomatoes, carrots, dark chocolate (yeah!), coffee, beans, nuts, legumes, and spices such as sage, cumin, turmeric and curry.