How Do I Get More Antioxidants Into My Diet?

Antioxidants are natural or man-made chemical compounds that fight harmful free radicals. Free radicals are uncharged molecules that hamper your lifespan and also your quality of life by causing diseases and early aging.

 

Adding more antioxidants to your diet is one of the best and sure shot ways to fight free radicals.

Here are 7 tips to add more antioxidants:

  1. Kick start your day with vitamin C!

 

 

 

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that increases your immunity.

Start your day with plenty of warm lemon-infused water for best results.

 

  1. Do yoga for optimal level of antioxidants!

 

 

 

Stress is one of the major triggers for harmful free radicals. A study by the Journal of clinical and diagnostic research says regular yoga helps maintain optimal levels of antioxidants even when you are stressed. Get comfortable with a new pair of leggings.

Tip:

It’s not advisable to do yoga immediately after drinking water. Do it at least 15 minutes after drinking water.

  1. Have a serving of berries

After 30 minutes of yoga, have goji berries/ blueberries/ cranberries/ blackberries. They carry huge amount of antioxidants. You can even infuse them in water! Check out our fruit-infusing water bottles!

The best way to have berries is eating them raw or as it is, but you can also use them as toppings on tofu.

How to make the topping?

Mix berries with finely chopped jalapeno, sweet onion, red pepper, and cilantro. Add a squeeze of lemon.

  1. Sip on matcha?

 

 

Matcha is an upgraded version of green tea. It has about 137 times more antioxidants than traditional green tea.

Here’s how you can prepare matcha to gain the best benefits:

Add 1/3 cup of hot water.

Add a spoon of matcha.

Whisk briskly with a bamboo brush till it froths!

Consume immediately.

 

  1. Spice up!

Turmeric, cinnamon, cloves, and oregano are few of the spices that carry massive amounts of antioxidants. Add them to your meals whenever you can.

You can add a pinch of turmeric to your favourite lentil soup or add oregano after you sauté broccoli/cauliflower.

 

  1. Make a kidney bean salad

Kidney beans are great on antioxidants too! Soak them overnight then boil well. Use them to make bean salads or stews like chilli corn cane stew.

 

  1. Treat yourself with dark chocolate

 

Doesn’t it sound like a cool diet trick? Dark chocolates are the powerhouses of antioxidants. They promote healthy hearts and brains!

 

 

Finally, we strongly suggest you carry with you one of these splendid water bottles to keep dehydration at bay!