Antioxidants are the only way to neutralize free radical damage. Our bodies produce various types of antioxidants that will aide in neutralizing free radicals: vitamin c, beta-carotene, vitamin e are a few examples. Yes, our bodies have great healing powers and so does our food. Mother Nature saw fit that we have additional healing from plants and vegetation. Here are a few examples:
Berries – Blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries contain either high levels of phenolics, flavonoids or anthcyanidins which are said to produce strong antioxidant activity.
Citrus fruits – contains high levels of phenolics, which demonstrate strong antioxidant activity.
Carrots – considered a source of beta- carotenes; containing polyphenols, which are considered antioxidants.
Green Tea – The leaves of green tea contain flavonoids and polyphenols which possess strong antioxidant activity.
Spinach – Spinach has a high phenol and flavonoid content and like the others on this list, possess a strong antioxidant activity.
Spring is here. This is a perfect time to plant some of mother nature’s best healing fruits, vegetables and herbs that will aide in fighting the ever present, aforementioned free radical damage.
RECIPE Bestow Overnight Oats
1/2 cup of organic rolled oats or buckwheat groats1/2 teaspoon of himalayan salt1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)1 cup of water
Place in a lidded jar or covered bowl and soak overnight. You can add seeds such as pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and dried fruit such as raisins, chopped apricots at this stage. You can also try adding small amounts of other spices such as turmeric or cardamom for extra health benefits.
In the morning add chopped fresh fruit, a dollop of dairy free coconut yoghurt, 1 tablespoon of Bestow Beauty Oil or Bestow Beauty Oil Plus and a pinch of cinnamon. Add nut milk if you feel your oats are too thick.