How to get more antioxidants into your diet.

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As they say, antioxidants are good for you and a very important part of our diet.  In a short clip you cannot mention everything!   So I am going to add a little more detail to maximise what they are saying.

Tea, coffee and dark chocolate should be organic.  These are particularly heavily sprayed crops; obviously a good dose of pesticides is not a good idea. If possible source unbleached tea bags since chlorine  is quite horrible. After all, it was combined with phosgene to make a chemical weapon in WWI.

A cup of tea or coffee in the morning is good.  But it should follow breakfast to avoid jolting the adrenal glands.  We all live under great stress daily and we all need to look after our adrenals to avoid exhaustion and poor sleep. Coffee or tea should be drunk either with double cream or black in order to uptake the antioxidants. Milk negates antioxidants.

To fruits I would add veggies. Especially the sulphurophanes which are broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, sprouts and watercress.  These vegetables help detoxify plastics and pesticides, excess of which cause fat legs and bottoms.  As you could hear, the different fruits and vegetables contain different antioxidants, so the wider variety of colours you can get into your diet everyday, the better the result.

To increase the uptake of the nutrients in the vegetables you need to roll them in a good oil such as butter, coconut oil, avocado oil, olive oil or macadamia nut oil. This also makes them much tastier, so you will eat more of them.

It really is true that dark chocolate (70% or above) is choc  full of antioxidants.  The news gets better – so is wine!  To get the best benefit from these things, the chocolate should be melted on the roof of the mouth and the wine swilled around the mouth.  The antioxidants are actually absorbed in the mouth.  And, of course, being a party pooper, both should be taken in moderation to avoid fatness, liver damage and unwise decisions.  Incidentally, the antioxidants in wine and dark chocolate are particularly good for relieving symptoms of menopause like hot flushes.

Wine is best when made using old fashioned methods and grown on poor soil.  So Spanish or  Sicilian are good examples.

Finally they key to antioxidants is all the colours everyday and organic wherever possible.

 

 

 

 

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