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Natural antioxidants: the secret against aging
Antioxidants and anti-aging are two concepts that always go hand in hand. Many people see antioxidant foods as allies in achieving beautiful skin with fewer wrinkles, but the truth is that they have a very important role for our bodies that goes far beyond their aesthetic function.
The role of antioxidants is to protect. They help prevent premature skin aging and strengthen the immune system. Numerous scientific studies have proven their effectiveness in preventing cancer and heart disease. But what are antioxidants really?
They are substances that prevent the oxidation of cells. They are minerals and vitamins, among others, that protect the body against the aggression of "free radicals". Do you know what free radicals are? Free radicals are responsible for creating "oxidative stress" in our body.
This is a normal process that occurs in every cell in our body, but the problem arises when we start to produce large quantities of these "free radicals" because they cause cellular damage and increase the possibility of suffering from serious diseases. This is why we must have a diet rich in foods with antioxidant properties. We then give our body the tools it needs to protect us.
Protecting against ageing – They contribute to the good maintenance of cells, to the fight against the loss of brain functions linked to ageing and even to the increase in life expectancy.
Strengthen the immune system – They prevent and reduce colds.
Protecting against heart disease – Cholesterol is really dangerous when it oxidizes because of free radicals (it gets stuck on the artery walls). Antioxidants help fight free radicals, control cholesterol and prevent heart attacks.
Protecting against cancer – Antioxidants help reduce oxidative stress, which is often linked to the development of cancer cells.
The best way to give the body all the antioxidants it needs to avoid "oxidative stress" is through diet. Here are some of the natural sources of antioxidants:
Cocoa – He's the king of antioxidants. It contains polyphenols and flavonoids, making it a powerful protector for our cells. But when we say "cocoa", it doesn't mean we can start eating chocolate-filled candy! Choose Iswari Raw Cocoa Powder or chocolate bars containing more than 75% cocoa. That's how you'll get all the benefits of this food.
Spirulina and green superfoods – Spirulina is one of the great superfoods containing antioxidant. It contains beta-carotenes, chlorophyll and vitamin C. Its consumption therefore contributes to the cellular regeneration of tissues and thus helps to avoid degenerative diseases. You can take Spirulina Iswari in powder or capsules. But Spirulina is not alone in this group. Other Iswari Green Superfoods, such as Chlorella and Matcha, are also rich in antioxidants. Try to include them in your feeding routine and you'll see the difference.
Açaí – This fruit from the Amazon region of Brazil neutralizes the action of the free roots in our body and protects us against aging. You can take Açaí in powder or our Awakening Bowl Açaí Instant Mix. If you want to make your breakfast or snack a 100% antioxidant meal, add Iswari White Blackberries and Goji Berries as a garnish. Your body will thank you!
Hemp Seeds – To the surprise of some, these seeds are also rich in antioxidants. Iswari hemp seeds can be used to make "milk" or sprinkled on salads, soups, milkshakes and yoghurts. It is best to eat the seeds raw, but you can also use them to make bread or cakes. Its taste is similar to that of pine nuts. Try making pesto!