We live in a time when the pharmaceutical companies are getting richer and richer due to the fact of all these people who struggle with diet problems.
They overspent their money on pills which give fast results but for short periods. I know that you are sick and tired of hearing that fruits and vegetables can help you a lot, so I am not going to bother you with those fun’ facts, but instead I am going to talk about an actual proven diet routine which helped millions to preserve their health and maintain a healthy body weight.
I am not saying that some supplements or pills won`t help you, but in order to be effective you need to have a balanced diet, with natural supplements and products which will form the base of your diet.
Would you believe me if I told you that you can achieve all this in less than 20$? Well in that case, take your calculator and start making a change in your diet and in your wallet as well.
You have probably know or have even heard of the word antioxidant, such as vitamin A, C and E and minerals including zinc, copper. You probably know the saying that one apple a day keeps the doctor away, well this can be applied to almost all fruits and veggies.
Antioxidants contribute to the bright color of the fruits and veggies and the flavor in coffee, tea and dark chocolate. If you haven`t paid attention to it so far, you better start doing it.
Antioxidants protect our body from toxic, harmful outdoor influences. These influences also known as free radicals can damage the body`s cells and be the reason for many diseases including cancer.
But don`t worry, in these case the antioxidants can help you prevent this from happening, in more medical terms antioxidants neutralize the free radicals and by doing so they prevent them from causing harm to our body.
We do contain antioxidants in our bodies known as endogenous antioxidants, but they aren`t sufficient to neutralize all the chemicals harming our organism.
The next question is where can we find this antioxidants? I will now present you only a short list of foods which contain many antioxidants.
Blueberries contain a great amount of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C and A as well as phosphorus, calcium, magnesium and a small amount of copper, zinc, sodium. Blueberries are probably most famous of promoting urinary health, but recent studies have shown that these tiny fruits in growth have an enormous impact on health.
First the appropriate amount prevents cancer cells grow and at the same time lowers cholesterol and inflammation. Blueberries are also known for preventing the skin from aging, relieve constipation and diarrhea. I`m sure you have encountered plenty of beauty products containing these magical berries.
All berries in general are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and fiber. Red berries may not be as powerful as blueberries but they also have a great impact in preventing the body from cancer due to the presence of ellagic acid, they help in losing weight and improve your immune system.
Blue, red, white, regardless the color they appear in, grapes are known to be fill with antioxidants, vitamin C and selenium. They are also rich in calcium, potassium and phosphorus and a smaller amount of zinc, sodium and iron.
Grapes can improve your immune system and the antioxidants can help you prevent cancer and heart disease. They are used as a cure for asthma, constipation and they reduce the possibility of heart attack. Fun fact here is that wine as being a product from grapes also helps you organism. So at the end of a hard, tiring day treat yourself a glass of wine with no regrets!
Garlic is probably the most potent herb ever discovered. Many people testify of its enormous impact on the human organism and overall health. It contains allicin, allisatin 1 and 2, which it can be rarely found. It`s a rich source of magnesium, protein and vitamin B6.
Even though many people prefer to use garlic just as a flavoring for their dish, because of its strong odor, actually garlic is extremely useful in destroying harmful microorganisms in our bodies, it has an antibacterial quality and it is proven to have beneficial effect for curing many illnesses.
It relieves skin inflammation such as acne (severe or mild), it helps digestion, coughs and reduces high cholesterol levels. It aids in eye infections as well as ear aches. Don`t worry about the odor, fresh parsley can help you with that. So feel free to flavor every dish, you are doing it for a great cause.
Dark green veggies
In these group go cauliflower, spinach, arugula, broccoli, kale, lettuce and all of these veggies are “notoriously” famous for containing plenty nutritive ingredients and they are loaded with vitamin K,C, iron, magnesium and potassiumand they are all strong antioxidants.
They are known to have contain glocusinates, and when broken down to active compounds. These veggies have protective components which fight breast, colon and skin cancer. They are low in calories, help you digest better and faster.
I know that I should narrow it down to only food, but this delicious beverage is an extremely potent antioxidant, especially green tea. Green tea is famous for helping fight inflammation and prevent cancer cell grow.
Another thing you need to bear in mind is that green tea contains caffeine and if you are sensitive to it look for a decaf. Tea eases the body, relaxes the organism, relieves stress, it improves you digestion and boosts the immune system.
All in all…
These are only few of the fruits and veggies which are potent antioxidants. When I talk about a balanced meal, I don`t mean to take out every French fries you want to eat or a hamburger once in a while.
The secret is in balancing your diet, eat dark chocolate after the long day, drink your wine in a relaxing bath, indulge you launch with a bowl of fresh salad and feel free to experiment with fruits and veggies depending on your taste.
Bear in mind that too much of everything can be harmful for you, but in this way you can eat whatever you want and still supply your body with the sufficient amount of antioxidants.
All of the foods on this list can be purchased in your nearest market for a very low price, I know you cannot put price on your health, but why get to that point when you have everything available for you for less money and plenty of benefits.