Food can affect you in many ways, but today we are going to focus on how food can provide antioxidants, and how these help fight disease.
Incredibly, many of our health issues are caused by the wicked nature of oxygen. It’s surprising, right? It is ironic that oxygen, an essential element for life, in certain situations, has harmful effects on the human body.
It strikes me that while we live day by day, oxygen attacks our body molecule by molecule, contributing to health issues such as clogged arteries, transforming healthy cells into cancerous cells, stiffening joints, and putting the nervous system at risk, which could ultimately lead to body deterioration.
"the older we get, the more we rust"
In these battles we see two powers fighting within our body. The oxygen molecules or oxidants, which are called "The Rebels", are constantly fighting against the forces of good in our organism, which are called "The Antioxidants". The result of these long and hard-fought battles is severe accumulated damage to our bodies. That is why we need to help our body build a powerful army of antioxidants.
To win this battle, the most important thing that any of us can do for our health is to consume foods rich in antioxidants such as Simply Blue organic blueberry powder which has a high concentration of polyphenols.
Blueberries have one of the highest concentration of antioxidants and they play a VERY IMPORTANT role helping our cells since they scare away the rebels with its destructive oxygen molecules. There is nothing better for health and longevity than a constant supply of antioxidants to cells, thus generating chemical warriors that directly counterattack the Rebels.
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