All of us, at any given time, will have both antioxidants and free radicals inside our bodies. Our body produces some antioxidants, while others we have to gain through the foods that we eat.
Antioxidant foods also play a role in anti-inflammatory work inside our bodies.
If at any time, we have a higher amount of free radicals in comparison to antioxidants the result can be damaging to our immune systems.
The easiest way to explain the process is to consider a piece of apple that you may have cut several hours ago. The browning of the apple is due to the oxidisation of its fruit. Antioxidants inhibit the breakdown of cells through the oxidation process, and so in this example would stop the apple turning brown.
If you are looking to boost antioxidant levels you can add the following into your meals:
- Goji berries
- Dark chocolate
While it’s great to get these foods into your diet, it is still about balance. We still need oxidation to happen in our bodies, and again, like everything, it’s about getting the balance right