Antioxidants and easing inflammation

Antioxidants and easing inflammation

One way to get your daily dose of antioxidants is to eat a diet rich in superfoods. Check out our list of top antioxidant superfoods and learn about how they move through the body and stop the free radicals so they don’t damage healthy cells.

The tug-of-war inside your body

When it comes to staying healthy, your body is always in a tug-of-war with detriments like pollution, unhealthy foods, smoke, too much alcohol, excessive sunlight, and even the side effects of fighting infections and digesting high-fat meals. Exposure to these things causes cell damage and inflammation (the body’s response to this damage, such as tissue swelling, redness, and triggering of the immune system). Chronic inflammation, or inflammation that happens over and over again, can lead to problems in many areas of the body, such as the joints, the heart, the colon and even the skin.

Your body works hard to fight inflammation and cell damage. You can give your body an edge in this tug-of-war by eating superfoods rich in antioxidants.

The role of antioxidants

Antioxidants are natural substances such as the compounds that give fruits and vegetables their colors, and vitamins like C and E, which fight cell damage. They work to fight inflammation by neutralizing free radicals in the body. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can travel throughout the body. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can travel throughout the body trying to take particles from healthy cells—a process that creates more free radicals. Free radicals damage cells, causing inflammation and starting a chain reaction in tissues as more and more cells become affected.

One way to get your daily dose of antioxidants is to eat a diet rich in superfoods. Superfoods are packed with antioxidants that move through the body and stop the free radicals so they don’t damage healthy cells. Many superfoods have antioxidant properties. Here are some of the most powerful ones:

Acai berries

Blueberries

Broccoli

Cranberries

Green Tea

Pomegranate

Spinach

Not a big fan of spinach or broccoli? If you are one of the many people who do not regularly consume the recommended 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day, supplementation is a good option. We recommend Trim® Power Cell, a super antioxidant.

Trim® Power Cell is a combination of powerful carotenoid, vitamin and minerals antioxidants Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, as well as other antioxidants including; Resveratrol, Co-Q 10, Quercetin, Alpha lipoic acid, Turmeric, Green Tea, Bioaflavonoids, Alpha lipoic acid, Grape seed extract, Pine bark extract, Red wine fruit extract, Grapefruit seed extract, Phellodendron bark extract, Resveratrol, Astaxanthin powder and Lutein that help keep the body winning the battle against free radical damage. This potent combination of antioxidants helps to combat inflammation and cholesterol and may also help boost the immune system!

Deciding what supplements to incorporate into your daily routine can be mind boggling. Download the free Trim® Nutrition Supplement Guide, which provides an overview of various supplement types including: vitamins, minerals, nutraceuticals, herbs, fat burners, probiotics and energy supplements.

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About Trim® Nutrition

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*Agin, B., & Jegtvig, S. (2009). Superfoods for dummies. Chichester: John Wiley.

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