Over the past 4-5 years, health and wellness have become a super trendy topic of discussion. Some may say the health and wellness industry is filled with unhealthy diet fads and skinny pills/tea, which is not necessarily true. There are healthy, whole, and effective ways to improve your body and your beauty too! As you all know, we are what we eat, inside and out. Maintaining our bodies and managing clean eating/consumption habits is the only way to keep our melanin glowing for years to come! One of the most important things you’ll need on this life-long health journey is ANTIOXIDANTS. What are those you ask? We’ve got you covered! Today we’ll discuss what antioxidants are, their main function, and how you can consume more of them.
WHAT ARE ANTIOXIDANTS?
A molecular structure that inhibits oxidation. Can be consumed via food or supplement. The main function of antioxidants is to fight free radicals that are produced internally and externally.
HOW DO THEY BENEFIT ME?
As stated above, antioxidants fight free radicals in the body that can lead to cancer and other debilitating ailments. Consuming foods and supplements that are packed with antioxidants will help with prevention of cancer and other diseases linked to oxidation and free radical production!
HOW CAN I CONSUME MORE ANTIOXIDANTS?
There are so many foods you can eat that are packed with antioxidants! Always try to keep a few antioxidant-rich foods on hand at all times. Check out the list of our favorites below:
- -Goji Berries
- -Dark Chocolate
- -Red Kidney Beans
Remember, our gorgeous melanin takes on an abundance of free radicals on a daily basis. Extended periods of time spent in the sun is one of the most common ways to expose yourself to free radicals. Consuming power-packed superfoods are sure to keep your body balanced! Stay hydrated, eats your superfoods, and mind your business. Glow on Beauties!