In Part One we learnt about little things called free radicals and what damage they can cause to our body and how antioxidants act as superman and save the day.
Now we can take the conversation one step further, and not just talk about implementing those changes but doing something about it. And that my friends, means only one thing, eating!
Once you start thinking of everything you put in your mouth as fuel for your body, you can start to have a more holistic and wholesome approach to food.
Your body. Your Temple.
Let’s just dive straight in. Eating foods rich in antioxidants can help with:
- Weight loss, cancer prevention, improved heart and brain function as well as,
- Boosting your immune system, protecting your skin, helping your eyes, prostate and urinary tract health. Not to mention,
- Management or prevention of memory problems, mood disorders and anti-inflammatory effects.
So, here’s what to do. Start by assessing your fridge. How many colours do you see? Is everything covered in packaging? If all you can see is takeaway containers then its time to hit the fruit and vegetable aisle! Stock up on these items:
- Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and cranberries
- Okra, artichoke, kale, broccoli, asparagus and sweet potato
Next? Open your pantry. If you can’t see past falsely coloured packaging then hit the Amazin’ Graze pantry shop and stock up on these items:
- Walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts
- Cashews, pistachios, peanuts and pecans
Often, the nutritional value of nuts is overlooked, but it’s these little snacks contain a unique combination of nutritional benefits and antioxidants that help fight oxidisation with every serve.
Start to think of walnuts as the superman of the nut world and your skin, heart and head will be forever thankful. Here at Amazin’ Graze, we got you covered with our super antioxidant breakfast smoothie to help you on you way.
Coconut & Walnut Breakfast Smoothie
Makes one serve
Half a cup of coconut milk
Half a cup of water
1 banana – I prefer mine frozen, up to you
Half a cup of raspberries – fresh or frozen
¼ cup walnuts
In a blender, combine all the ingredients until smooth and bright in colour. That’s it! How simple and fuss free!
No excuse to not make yourself a super nutritious breakfast smoothie tomorrow after the longgggg and tiring week.
Happy weekend, grazers!