Antioxidants are like the prisms of life.
The symbolism of the antioxidant is that of protection.
Antioxidants protect us from volatile oxygen molecules. With the protection of antioxidants, our body can filter the chemical reaction from oxygen consumption in a positive way. We become more efficient in our environment.
There is one secret that I haven’t talked enough about. I will share this with you today.
Human Power Runs on Short Chain Fatty Acids.
The basic cellular functions appreciate short chain fatty acids that are metabolized by a variety of bacteria all combining to form a significant part of the human ecosystem and microbiome. Fortunately, there is evidence of plasticity with changes of microbiome related to changes in diet.
One example of a strategy would be a simple focused plan to consume foods that increase diversity within in the gut. I’ll give you reasons why antioxidants are crucial in gut health evolution.
The ecosystem of the microbiome changes like waves in athletes.
This picture is an example of how easily it is to notice quick alterations in an athlete.
It isn’t a far guess to assume that the function and health status of the immune system is also highly related to this.
Antioxidants have effect on DNA/RNA relationships
I believe that antioxidants represent some vital life force in the world. I have many favorite antioxidants. Things like polyphenols or proanthocyanidins may balance the adrenals, supporting cognitive function.
My favorite antioxidants:
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I have so many good memories on great beaches with wonderful people. It is from the Amazon rainforest and the pure unsweetened pulp is a highly valuable item in my opinion. This is an Amazon affiliate link that supports the future of the blog.
When I was in Brazil, my thought specifically to get more acai was the benefit for my skin while in the hot sun. I know I needed protection and I believed this helped keep me healthy.
2. Wild Alaskan Salmon or also natural astaxanthin.
This is one of the SLAMMERS in the antioxidant world! It’s the reason why salmon and many marine life forms, and things that eat marine life forms, often have a pink hue.
This is an extremely valuable antioxidant with effects throughout the body because it crosses the blood-brain barrier. Aside from reaching your brain, it can also reach into your eyeballs and impart its DNA supporting wisdom upon the optical lens.
If you are not a fish eater, then a great alternative may be an algae like chlorella.
Okay, I had to give it a category of its own here. I bring chlorella everywhere that I travel, when I traveled. I mix it with matcha powder to start every day.
The reason I love it when traveling is because when traveling the food can be unpredictable. I know that if I have it with me, I am guaranteed some awesome antioxidants to start the day. This, I believe can offset less beneficial food that I may consume later on because lets have some fun right.
By the way, I have been consuming chlorella for almost 12 years now. Korea seems to produce most of the top quality chlorella, while there are other niche or naturally occurring areas that provide chlorella.
This was just the next thing that came to mind and the last one of the list for now. Berries can be so refreshing and sweet.
I love the way that berries can help with normal hydration because they contain water.
I love the way that berries feel in my mouth and all over my tongue.
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