Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against the effects,of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food. They can also be the result of exposure to toxins in our environment such as tobacco smoke, smog and radiation. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases.
Some of the highest food sources of antioxidants are Ningxia, wolfberry, blueberries, kale, strawberries and spinach. All of these ingredients are easy to turn into green, high-energy shakes in your blender. Remember that all raw, pure fats and oils contain antioxidants as well as vitamins A, C and E. Vitamin A is a metabolite of beta-carotene, a red pigment found in carrots, squash, gogi berries, etc.
Lake Klamath is one of the richest environments for the growth of fresh water blue-green algae, a highly powerful antioxidant. Each year, 17 streams and rivers deposit over 50, 000 tons of mineral-rich silt from the surrounding volcanic basin into the lake which supports the growth of the algae.
The essential oils that have the highest amount of antioxidants are clove, cinnamon bark, thyme, oregano and mountain savory.
Virgin olive oil (organic cold pressed, first press is preferable) is a natural health aid for a variety of reasons. It improves brain maturation and function, aids in membrane development, cell formation and differentiation, reduces production of cholesterol, gallstones and assists in bile secretion and the digestion of fats.