Antioxidants protect the cells in the body against free radicals. Free radical molecules are produced from environmental exposure or when the body breaks down food. Free radicals damage cells and contribute to diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and many more.
Cloves - These dried flower buds are native to Indonesia, but are used in dishes all over the world. Flavor meats, soups or salads with this unique flavor to boost the antioxidant content of your meals.
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder - This powder is filled with flavanoids, which provide cardiovascular health benefits. It may improve lipid levels, insulin resistance, and blood pressure. Add to desserts, coffee, yogurt, or oatmeal to support heart health.
Wild Blueberries - Blueberries contain a wide range of micronutrients. They also contain phytochemicals, which reduce the risk of cancer and inflammation. Add to cereals, shakes, salads, or eat them alone as a snack to enhance your daily health.
Raw Pistachio Nuts - These nuts increase antioxidant levels in the body while lowering bad cholesterol. Snack on pistachios between meals, add to a homemade trail mix, or sprinkle on ice cream to add antioxidants to your dessert.
Raw Elderberries - Elderberries have long been used in traditional Chinese medicine. They may alleviate allergies, treat the flu, and boost respiratory health. Blend in a morning shake, add to cereal, or dissolve in wine for an alternative medicine.