Our 21-Day Clean Program is well known as a diet rich in antioxidants and is an anti-aging, anti-inflammatory powerhouse. These free-radical fighting molecules found in colorful fruits and vegetables combat the effects of oxidative stress, which has been linked to chronic inflammation and many health problems. They are a small but mighty tool that can reduce the risk of chronic disease for a longer, healthier life while offering fast-acting benefits like increased metabolism and better skin.
CLEAR + YOUTHFUL SKIN
Many studies have shown the positive benefits of antioxidants on the skin, from improving acne to preventing and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Antioxidant-rich beauty foods like organic berries, acerola, carrots, green tea, and artichoke help reduce internal inflammation and promote the production of anti-aging nutrients collagen and vitamin A (commonly known as retinol). Both collagen and retinol keep skin tight and youthful while reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Antioxidants are well-known for their ability to fight free radicals. Free radical damage is linked to acne and aging skin but can also contribute to chronic inflammation: the root cause of almost all chronic diseases. They work to neutralize free radicals before they can cause any trouble, protecting the body from wear and tear. Increasing your antioxidant intake is one way to reduce the risk of chronic disease like heart disease and see more immediate benefits like clear skin and weight loss.
There is a lot of hype around supplements that claim to trim your waistline and boost your metabolism. Still, we’ve researched to find the actual antioxidant foods with proven thermogenic benefits. Green tea, capsaicin, and ginger can gently increase the metabolic rate. Including more of these foods can help burn more fat while reducing inflammation associated with belly bloat and puffiness.
Antioxidants are an essential piece of detoxification, supporting the liver, kidneys, and gut in breaking down and eliminating toxins. Some superfoods like spinach and spirulina provide a hearty dose. Glutathione and B-vitamins are included, and both are crucial for the liver to function correctly. Other detox foods like raspberries have specific components that prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in the gut. These detox foods encourage probiotics and good bacteria to flourish. An excellent inner ecosystem of beneficial bacteria helps us metabolize and eliminate food and toxins. Antioxidants also reduce inflammation that can interfere with optimal liver and gut functioning.
Written by Clean Team