When something harmful or irritating affects a part of our body, there is a biological response to try to remove it. Inflammation can be uncomfortable, but it means that the body is starting to heal itself.
December 13, 2019
The strongest of our species live each day at a time. With all the technological advancements in food production, how do we know which ones can make us healthy? Which can help us boost our immune system? How do we handle the daily stresses of ever evolving environment?
Vegetables, fruits, meats, fish, some herbs, and plant-based commodities are high in polyphenols and antioxidants that help boost our immune system. Those also reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and delays the inevitable aging process.
Here are just some of the most common, antioxidant foods you can find almost everywhere.
Even though these are all tagged as super-food, these should still be consumed moderately. Include the above-mentioned foods in a balanced meal. Complement that with exercise to complete a healthier, more energetic you.
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