Antioxidants are often used as a marketing buzzword, but they happen to be serious business. Growing your own fruits and vegetables can increase your intake of antioxidants and reduce your odds of contracting age-related diseases.
Antioxidants are substances we ingest when we consume healthy fruits and vegetables, like those we grow in our indoor gardens. In fact, plant-based foods are our best source of antioxidants, and those that we ingest from taking vitamins don’t seem to provide us with the similar benefits according to the National Institute for Health, Harvard, and several peer reviewed studies. That’s why a healthy diet full of fresh, pesticide and herbicide-free fruits and veggies that you grow at home may be the healthiest food you can possibly eat.
So, what are antioxidants good for? They are known to prevent chronic diseases caused by aging, which include cancer, heart disease, cognitive decline, and vision loss. They do this by combatting ‘free radicals’ that are byproducts of turning energy into food, as well as air pollution, sunlight and even exercise! These free radicals can damage our DNA and cause chronic disease. The best sources of antioxidants that can fight free radicals are fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
It turns out that IGWorks’ indoor garden may do more than decorate your home and save money by providing fresh fruits and vegetables day after day and year after year. They may just help you stay a whole lot healthier, so you can enjoy yourself, friends, and family a whole lot longer.
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