Antioxidant Diet


An antioxidant diet could do wonders for your health. An antioxidant is a substance that prevents or decreases oxidation. An oxidation reaction involves the transfer of electrons and results in the production of free radicals. They are known to be the cause of the normal aging process and the development of several diseases.



Some problems like heart disease, cancer, hypertension and strokes are directly related to the amount of free radicals in the blood. Antioxidants have the effect of stabilizing the unstable free radicals molecules thus preventing tissue damage. As you can see the consumption of antioxidants is necessary for healthy organ function but there are certain things about antioxidants you must know.
 
Even when antioxidants are amazing you must know how to obtain them to get the best results. The first thing you must know is that antioxidants need a slightly alkaline environment to be effective. That is the reason why the supplements will not work as well as using an antioxidant diet. Supplements will add the antioxidants to the body but if your body has an acidic environment they won’t be able to react properly to eliminate the free radicals. On the other hand, when you obtain them from a fresh natural source they will provide the necessary alkalinity to boost its effects.
 

Ideally the human body needs to be slightly alkaline for it to stay healthy.

The ph necessary for optimal body function is around 8. If you go above that level the body can become too alkaline and certain problems could appear; however, the illnesses that can appear if your body is too acidic are even worst. An acidic ph can result in chronic conditions such as: cancer, heart disease, diabetes and many more diseases. So in order to prevent future health problems such as the previously mentioned ones you need to maintain an antioxidant diet.

Fresh fruits and vegetables are the main construction blocks for a simple antioxidant regime. Certain food products like milk, meat and some cereals are considered to be too acidic and would not provide a proper atmosphere for antioxidants to work.


Your breakfast meal, for example, can consist of small portions of oranges, grapes, bananas, pineapples and even watermelon.


A banana and a pineapple slice


Lunch usually requires something more satisfying like mashed potatoes and shredded carrots.

Another recipe could be made by cooking potatoes cut like fries or wedges in an oven with just a little bit of extra virgin olive or virgin coconut oil. Virgin coconut oil can resist higher temperatures better than canola oil and will not turn carcinogenic that easily.



A well proportioned salad with vegetables such as Romaine lettuce, tomato, cabbage and onions could be prepared as the main course for your dinner with a small portion of lean meat if necessary.












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