Alright people, listen up. I am about to say something very important:
EAT YOUR FRUITS AND VEGGIES.
I am so serious.
This is so important.
Please do this for yourself.
The Gist of It..
The amount of key antioxidants that many species maintain in their body is directly proportional to their lifespan-Richard Cutler, M.D., former director of Aging Research for the National Institutes of Health
- macular degeneration
- heart conditions
Hmm, does this sound intimidating?
Here’s what you should do to protect, help and strengthen yourself!
- Eat your fruits and veggies! Nine servings total daily is what Health Canada recommends, AIM HIGHER! They provide tons of natural antioxidants to soothe those sad little free-radicals. Fruits and veggies are the #1 best way to get your antioxidants + they’re so yummy and so awesome so EAT THEM!
- Look out for challenges! Some challenges to antioxidant absorption are stress, smoking, alcohol, caffeine, antibiotics. Look out for these and try your best (if possible) to avoid them, or supplement with extra fruits and veggies.
- Get your antioxidant level measured! I got mine done at my optometrist, who was checking in order to prevent macular degeneration down the line. Ask your doctor about getting your levels tested, and talk to him about choices going forward (supplements like omega-3 oils and antioxidant pills could be recommended by your doctor)
Okay, I now sound like an advertisement for the fruits and veggies society of Canada or something like that (does that even exist?) but I feel very strongly about this subject! I can’t help myself. I want all of you to be healthy + happy!
Yaddy yaddy yaddy.
Plant-centered diet is the way to go, people! Just ask Kris Carr..
Alright, that’s enough Public Service Announcements for one day. Yeesh!
I’m going to go eat an apple now. Or some carrot sticks. Or some spinach salad. Or some tomatoes. Or some onions and peppers and pineapple and peaches! YUM.