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Build Your Antioxidant Power

We are under constant assault from free radicals which attack healthy cells and turn them into free radicals, too.

They’re the first “aging accelerators” we discovered. They cause inflammation and breakdown of healthy tissue.

The solution to reversing this aging effect in your body is antioxidants. They break the chain of damage caused by free radicals and restore youth and health to your body’s tissues.

Here are six antioxidant powerhouses you should get every day:

       Antioxidant Food Sources Daily Amount
      Vitamin A (retinols) Meat, milk, eggs, liver, colorful vegetables 20,000 IU
      Vitamin E
      (mixed tocopherols)
Nuts, seeds, avocado   400 IU
      Vitamin C Citrus, strawberries, broccoli, peppers 1,500 mg x 2
      Alpha Lipoic Acid Red meat 100 mg
      Lutein Red grapes, egg yolks, squash,
peas, and oranges
  20 mg
      Lycopene Tomatoes, guava, watermelon,
pink grapefruit
20 mg

 

Keren Rivas,
Staff
2/7/2012 3:51 PM