We have all heard the term antioxidants these days and associate them mainly with fresh fruit such as blueberries. However, there are many fruits and vegetables that contain good sources of antioxidants which are highly important in your training diet.
Antioxidants are important in your diet as they prevent oxidation and protect the cells from free radicals. These free radicals can cause diet related diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Free radicals tend to attach to the fatty acids in the body and can cause havoc to your cells.
The foods that contain these valuable antioxidants are rich in vitamin A, C and E and the minerals Selenium, Copper and Zinc.
The following foods contain these antioxidants in abundance and we encourage you to include them at every opportunity in your diet.
Broccoli and other green leafy vegetables
Whole grains – oats, rice, quinoa, corn
Monosaturated fats and oils such as olive oil, rapeseed oil and avocados are much better for you than polyunsaturated fats and oils such as synthetic magarines.