Hello ladies, when some of us think about reaching our fitness goals, we think about how we should eat a healthier diet like eating lower in carbs and higher in protein. Although how often do you think about incorporating the small things into your diet like fats, fiber and Antioxidants? These things will not only help optimize your overall health, they will also help improve your physique. In today’s blog we will be focusing on the benefits of Antioxidants and how they will also help you get to your goals faster.
Antioxidants are a great way to help you get rid of free radicals, well what are free radicals? Free radicals are toxins in the body that you cannot digest or get rid of, causing your body to be under an acidic state. When your body is under an acidic state it can become a breeding ground for diseases. You can get free radicals from cigarette smoking, pollution in the air, fake foods (long shelf life), contaminated water etc. Free radicals can damage cells and studies show that free radicals can be a leading cause to cancer.
No worries ladies because Antioxidants are here for the rescue. Antioxidants are what block the damages that can be done by free radicals. Our bodies produce a small amount of Antioxidants but most of the times this isn’t enough. Especially due to how much toxins we are exposed to every day. So it’s important that we implement it in our daily diet. Think about Antioxidants as the good guys and free radicals as the bad guys. Antioxidants will help your body digest free radicals and it will also keep your body in an alkaline state.
Antioxidants are also going to help you reach your fitness goals faster. Having an alkaline body means that your metabolism is able to work faster, better and facilitates your body to burn body fat. For most of us when we think of implementing Antioxidants we think of getting them from fruits, but some of us cant have fruit. So does that mean we should just rule out Antioxidants all together? No ladies fruits aren’t the only foods that are high in Antioxidants, we have nuts and green veggies. Along with Antioxidants these super foods are also loaded with fats or fiber which are also good for your digestive system, cell building and speeding up your metabolism.
Antioxidants that you can implement into you diets:
for people that can have fruit)Berries: blackberries, blue berries, grapes etc (
Nuts: walnuts, Brazilian nuts etc
Dark Green veggies: broccoli, spinach, kale, kola greens, etc
Ladies, I hope this tip can help you reach your fitness goals and also get you to optimize your health. Remember an alkaline body means you can have a faster metabolism. Allowing your fat burning machine to work better.