As you listen to your favorite Detroit radio station, you will hear advertisements praising the virtues of a newly discovered foreign fruit that is rich in antioxidants. You can also see similar ads on the side of big Bloomfield HIlls, Novi, Livonia and Detroit busses. Why all the hype about antioxidants?
For Detroit folks that are unfamiliar with antioxidants: these chemicals break down or neutralize free radicals. A free radical is an unstable atom or molecule that affects cell membranes. Free radicals are produced by normal biological processes. Dr. Denham Harmon proposed in 1956 that free radicals underlie the aging process.
Not only are free radicals contributing to your wrinkles but they may make you fat!
According to Zane Andrews, PhD, a neuro-endocrinologist at Monash University. Andrews believes these molecules damage the cells that tell us we are full. As time passes these satiation sensors become weaker and our appetites become stronger.
One of the best ways to combat free radicals in Michigan is to eat a healthy diet rich in antioxidants. The Mayo Clinic suggests these antioxidant-rich foods readily available in local grocery stores and Detroit farmer’s markets:
- Carrots, apricots and other yellow and orange fruits and vegetables
- Spinach and other green leafy vegetables
- Beans, peas and lentils
- Fish, especially salmon
Eating fresh antioxidant foods and taking additional antioxidant supplements can slow down the aging process.
To learn a few simple diet and lifestyle tips downoad the free E-book Anti-Aging Secrets to Living Younger.
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