Antioxidants, the greatest gift that you can give yourself everyday
Adored by both the health and beauty industries, antioxidants have become one of today’s buzzwords. Not only it inhibits the aging process, it also helps remove the deadly toxins from the body.
Most people, no matter what age, want to look young and stay young. Because youthfulness, radiance, and enthusiasm make us look more attractive, and sometimes, can create new opportunities for them. But surprisingly, instead of looking after themselves more attentively by exercising and eating well, many people tend to overlook the power of nature and choose to go for a temporary fix at beauty clinics or pay a high price to obtain good health.
As we grow older, plus the toxic environment that we are living in today, free radicals start to accumulate inside our body little by little. Although free radicals don't sound that 'evil', free radicals are one of the main causes of our declining health and beauty woes. Like a domino effect, free radicals cause a chain reaction in our body and can rob away our beauty, health, youth, and opportunities. To fight off these 'deadly' free radicals, antioxidants are essential substances for the body that you need to replenish on a regular basis.
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It is said that a free radical can damage our skin up to 23 million times per second, which often leads to fine lines, wrinkles, and eventual premature aging skin. Not only it robs you of your youthful appearance, but free radical is also the true origin of several chronic diseases. Several studies have revealed that free radicals are produced naturally through oxidative reactions as our body digests food, converts energy and reacts to the environment. Besides, aging, vitamin deficiency, UVs, contaminated food, pollution, processed food, chemicals, certain drugs, and even stress can unknowingly build-up free radicals inside our body.
The free radicals inside our body will start attacking the cells, causing numerous cells to deteriorate, which caused us to age faster or to catch a cold more often. But free radicals' destructive power doesn't stop at just that. The accumulated free radicals will then try to assimilate themselves into the cells, which directly impair the cell membranes and DNA. This leads to cell mutation and causes the new cells to grow erroneously, which resulted in chronic diseases such as atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries), Alzheimer's, Parkinson and cancer.
With free radicals are like volcanoes that can be erupted at any time, the body needs antioxidants to combat the different toxins, inhibit the chain reaction caused by oxidative stress, protect the cells, prevent the formation of tumor cells as well as reducing the risks of cancer and various chronic diseases. Besides, antioxidants can help rebalance the body as well as give your health and skin an extra boost. Not only it helps in maintaining the collagen in our skin (think: firmer skin), it also assists in reducing fine lines.
With this mentioned, where can we find antioxidants? The answer is very simple – eat healthy food that is rich in antioxidants. In addition to consuming five food groups, the food should not be processed or overcooked. Besides, brown rice, rice berry, whole-grain bread, and dark-colored fruits and vegetables, including kale, spinach, broccoli, beetroots, onions, bell peppers, corns, tomatoes, plums, raisins, blueberries, strawberries, oranges, red grapes, and kiwi are known for their special abilities to inhibit the growth of free radicals.
Give good things to your body by drinking Maqui Plus, a Super Antioxidant Drink concocting from maqui berries and other 11 superfruits. beyonde Maqui Plus contains superb antioxidants up to 249,225 units per bottle. The fruits are sourced from nine countries around the globe, including maqui berries, artichokes, goji berries, amongst others, as well as phytonutrients. A 25ml of Maqui Plus can provide the body with antioxidants comparable to consuming 250 lemons, 40 bananas, and 1.5kg of tomatoes.