Our 21-Day Clean Program is well known as a diet rich in antioxidants, which are 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 an increased metabolism and better skin.
CLEAN + YOUTHFUL SKIN
Many studies have shown the positive benefits of antioxidants on skin, from improving acne to preventing and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Adaptogens like fermented turmeric and antioxidant-rich beauty foods like organic berries, acerola, carrots, green tea and artichoke help to 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 disease. 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 not only reduce the risk of chronic disease like heart disease but also 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, but we’ve done the research to find the true antioxidant foods with proven thermogenic benefits. Green tea, capsaicin, and ginger can all gently increase the metabolic rate. Including more of these food can help to 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, including glutathione and B-vitamins, both of which are crucial for the liver to function properly. Other detox foods like raspberries have specific componants that prevent the growth of bad bacteria in the gut, encouraging probiotics and good bacteria to flourish. A good inner ecosystem of beneficial bacteria helps us to metabolize and eliminate food and toxins. Antioxidants also reduce inflammation that can interfere with optimal liver and gut functioning.
Written by Clean Team