Remember when you were a kid? You couldn’t wait for your birthday to come.
Now another candle may be less exciting. Another year. Another wrinkle. Aging. Ugh.
Aging doesn’t have to be so difficult though. It is not about the number on your birthday cake, but how you feel in your mind and body. Aging doesn’t have to mean aches, pain, disease and low energy.
You can feel healthy, energetic and full of joy at any age. If you take care of yourself, you can feel better and more youthful later on in life than you did in your teens and early twenties.
Antioxidant-filled berries can be the key to help you stay youthful throughout your adult life.
Antioxidants are powerful chemicals that fight a process in your cells called oxidation. They fight free-radicals that can harm your body. Some antioxidants include vitamin E, C, beta-carotene, lycopene, flavonoids and selenium. Fruits and vegetables are the best sources of antioxidants and within that berries are true antioxidant powerhouses.
Oxygen Radical Absorbance or ORAC value tells you the total antioxidant capacity (TAC) of a food. Looking at their ORAC value, you can tell how potent your berries and other foods are.
Acai (ORAC Value: 102700) - This berry is legendary. It has an ORAC value of 103,000. That is 10 times the antioxidants as most fruits! Acai can lower your fasting blood glucose and cholesterol and protect you from memory loss and brain decline.
Beet (ORAC Value: 1776) - A serving of beet juice can increase oxygen in your cells by 16 percent! According to a study, after drinking beet juice, volunteers ran faster for the next two days, experienced less muscle damage and less fatigue after exercise. Beets can lower your blood pressure and by increasing blood flow in your brain, they can combat dementia.
Pomegranate - Pomegranates have been enjoyed throughout history and still exist on 3,000 year old Egyptian pyramids! Pomegranates are known for their anti-aging properties. This fruit is great for cardiovascular health. Modern studies found that volunteers saw lowered signs of inflammation after just 12 weeks of drinking pomegranate juice!
Strawberry (ORAC Value: 1002) - Strawberries are low in calories (only contain 4 calories), yet they are abundant in nutrients and fiber. Strawberries contain anthocyanins that can boost your short term memory by 100%! They can lower oxidative stress and your risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and nervous system disorders.
Blueberries (ORAC Value: 4669) - Blueberry bushes need soil extremely rich in phosphates, iron and magnesium to grow! Those same three micronutrients play an important role in raising your metabolism. Blueberries can help protect you from DNA damage and heart attacks.
Raspberry (ORAC Value: 5065) - Raspberries are packed with 5 skin-strengthening minerals: vitamin C, manganese, folic acid, copper and iron. They're surprisingly low in sugar and super high in fiber. They can protect you from cancer and have anti-aging benefits.
Organifi Red is not only powered by all these powerful and delicious berries, but several other superfoods, including Rhodiola, reishi and cordyceps. Red Juice can revitalize your skin cells, ignite your metabolism, help your mental clarity and protect your body through anti-aging nutrients. You can mix it with a glass of cold water, coconut water or nut milk or add it to your smoothies, shakes, dressings, dips and baked goods.
To enjoy Organifi Red today, try my favorite smoothie recipe with anti-aging benefits!
Instructions: Blend all ingredients in your blender until desired consistency. You can add ice if you wish. Enjoy!
Drinking this smoothie regularly, eating plenty of berries and other antioxidant-rich foods and enjoying your daily cup of Organifi Red can keep you youthful, healthy, energetic and happy.
How did you like this smoothie? What is your favorite smoothie or juice using Organifi Red? What is your favorite berry? Share your favorites in the comments section. We would love to hear from you.
And remember, we're in this together.
Kat Gál is a multi-passionate writer, world traveler, nomad, runner, and cat-person. She is a lifelong learner who lives outside of her comfort zones stretching her boundaries and discovering beauty around the world. She is a Certified Holistic Health and Life Coach who encourages others to embrace their unique authentic selves, follow their heart and find their own version of freedom in life.
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