ANTIOXIDANTS Superfoods

Antioxidants help keep your cells healthy. Think about it… Cells make up tissues. Tissues make up organs. Organs make up you! You are the sum of your cells. What’s true for your cells is true for you. Here are Christie’s choices for foods high in free-radical fighting antioxidants:

BERRIES

Fruits and vegetables in deep, rich hues (like blueberries and blackberries) are potent sources of free radical-fighting antioxidants.

GREEN TEA

This beverage is naturally full of antioxidants that help fight the cellular damage that contributes to wrinkles and skin aging.

TOMATOES

Tomatoes are full of lycopene, which is an antioxidant and is also anti-inflammatory. The best way to get it is to cook the tomatoes, so it’s a wonderful excuse to eat pasta and tomato sauce – just watch out for the salt, which can make you puffy and contribute to wrinkles under your eyes. (But I must say that laughing and eating pasta are two of the most fun ways to get wrinkles, and I’ll very happily take them!) Pink grapefruit is another good source of lycopene.

BRAZIL NUTS

They are high in selenium, a mineral that helps repair skin cell damage and prevent premature aging.

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