15 Nov, 2019
: An antioxidant diet: what's in it.
If you want to keep your mind and body young, an antioxidant diet can be part of the answer. An antioxidant diet ensures your cells continue to perform at their peak and do not degrade over time. So pay attention: these foods must be part of your daily life.
1. Extra virgin olive oil
We’ve discussed it before, but we want to re-emphasize that extra virgin olive oil does wonders for your health. One of its benefits are its strong antioxidant properties, thanks to its high vitamin E - known as the longevity vitamin - and polyphenol content. Two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil a day are essential for a nutritionally complete antioxidant diet.
2. Fruit and vegetables
Most fruit contains antioxidants, but red fruit in particular - cranberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and cherries - are highest in antioxidants due to their high vitamin C and magnesium.
Other fruit known for being high in vitamin C are oranges, tangerines, melon, pineapple, kiwi fruit and lemons. They all help to keep your body healthy and working well.
In terms of vegetables, those with green leaves are perfect for an antioxidant diet: chard, spinach, broccoli, carrot, tomato, zucchini, artichoke and cauliflower… This is because they are a very rich source of vitamins that help cells remain young and full of energy.
3. Nuts and seeds
Uncooked nuts provide a good dose of vitamins A and C, which means they also have an antioxidant effect in the body. Eat pistachios, almonds, macadamia nuts and hazelnuts and you’re sure to notice the difference.
Seeds like chia and sesame also contain high levels of antioxidants.
4. Fish and seafood
In order to enjoy a nutritionally complete antioxidant diet, increase your intake of fish such as salmon, which is high in vitamin A, and tuna, which is rich in vitamins C and E. You should also eat shellfish which are especially rich in vitamin E.
You will see the effects of regularly eating these foods when you look in the mirror. At first, you will see a difference in your skin, your hair, your nails… and, above all, in your higher energy levels. An antioxidant diet helps the body to function, so feed yourself with the best products… And meet the day full of life!