Everybody knows that we should eat more vegetables and fruits “because they are healthy”. Not only that these foods are high in fibers, but some of them are also considered to be the so called super foods which are rich in antioxidants. With new technology developing over time, making smoothies became easier and quicker. Know your super foods and all their benefits before you even start making a smoothie.
Here are some valuable information on antioxidant-rich fruits you can add to your smoothie:
Some people consider strawberries to be the most romantic and sensual fruit. But, there is more than meets the eye. Strawberries have plenty of antioxidants and vitamin C in them. Always chose bright red strawberries, because they are likely to contain more anthocyanin antioxidant which can help you balancing your cholesterol levels. Add them to your morning smoothie and make it both tasty and healthy.
These berries are known to contain many vitamins and minerals. Eating only a couple of blueberries per day will help you to make your immune system stronger, thus making your body able to fight off flues and many other diseases. Furthermore, all of the ingredients found in blueberries and phytochemicals should protect your body against developing cancer cells and cardiovascular diseases, as some surveys state.
Here is another one. If you want more vitamin C, plant antioxidants and manganese go for the raspberries. They are set to be our allies in preventing breast cancer and colon cancer. Not only that they have antioxidants in them, but they also have anti-inflammatory properties. This means that raspberries may help us fight inflammations, and in addition they can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.
For those of us who only know that antioxidants diminish potentially dangerous free radicals it is enough to say that the damage in our DNA caused by those free radicals can cause cardiovascular diseases, cancer or diabetes.
This is why it is so important to have regular daily intake of antioxidants and the easiest way to do it (at least, for us lazy ones) is to make a smoothie and gulp all of it at once.