The Power of Antioxidants

Known to prevent and delay certain types of cell damage in your body, antioxidants can not only be incredibly healthy for you but delicious as well! Antioxidants are primarily found in natural forms of fruits and vegetables. Adding a heavy dose of fruits and vegetables to any diet is known to have a lower risk of several diseases. The more plants, the better! Antioxidants are also found in spices, herbs, and seeds. Eating the whole plant is more effective, considering the market is full of synthetic antioxidant supplements these days. There isn’t concrete evidence at the moment that suggests these supplements assist in the prevention of diseases.


How You Can Add More Antioxidants into Your Diet

  • Matcha and Green Tea - Look out for ceremonial grade Matcha tea options. Whisk some plant-based milk in with a little sweetener for a warm or cold option full of antioxidants.

  • Berries - Berries of all sorts - Top three when it comes to packing in the antioxidants and easy availability in most grocery stores would be blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Goji berries and strawberries are amazing options too. Try to source local, organic berries when possible.

  • Pomegranates - Eat pomegranate seeds as is or sprinkle them over a salad!

  • Dark Chocolate - Try to get 70% or higher for a higher concentrated amount of cacao and there’s a better chance it will be dairy-free!

  • Nuts + Seeds - Snack on walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, or pecans. Add chia seeds or ground flax seeds to your morning oatmeal, yogurt, or smoothie!

Where Can You Find Antioxidants at P.S.& Co.?

  • Acai Bowls - Made with organic unsweetened acai, banana, and topped with organic berries, our acai bowls make for a great option to get your antioxidants in. Other options include our organic acai dragonfruit bowl which has dragonfruit, mango, passionfruit, pineapple, and banana added to the base. And finally, we have a protein-packed option made with: mango, passionfruit, pineapple, dragonfruit, banana, and Tierra Farm almond butter.

  • Acai Dragonfruit Smoothie - A potent blend of antioxidants and organic ingredients including our homemade brazil nut milk, acai, dragonfruit, mango, passionfruit, pineapple, and banana. Optional add-ins are kale, hemp, or chia seeds.

  • Berries - Our organic, locally sourced berries provide an abundance of antioxidant properties and are found in the most fun places! Cakes? You got it. Muffins? Yes. Acai bowls and smoothies? Absolutely!

  • Passionfruit - Find passionfruit sprinkled throughout the menu. Try a Mango Lassi made with organic mango, passionfruit, pineapple, banana, and coconut milk. Or perhaps an acai dragonfruit or protein-packed acai bowl. Do you have a Sagitarrius in your life who would love a custom zodiac cake? We’ve got a cake for everyone’s sign. Our Sagittarius (Oct. 22nd - Oct. 2st) organic vanilla cake is made with mango passionfruit, fresh strawberries, vanilla cream filling, and vanilla buttercream.

  • Dark Chocolate - Find dark chocolate within our sweet options and smoothies. Our organic Elvis Smoothie has our house-made Brazil nut milk, banana, peanut butter, cocoa powder, and sea salt. Get a pick-me-up with our organic Choffe made with house-made hot chocolate, Vibrant Dark Vibes brewed coffee, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, cane sugar, coconut milk powder, and salt.

  • Green Tea - We carry carefully selected organic green teas in-house. Try our organic Rishi Orange Blossom or our Bancha green tea.

https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/antioxidants-in-depth

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6891691/


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