Let’s talk Antioxidants!

Did you know?…

Research has shown that simple changes in diet and lifestyle may improve fertility and increase your chance of conception. Adding more antioxidants to your fertility diet can reduce oxidative stress and its negative affects on fertility for both men and women. Antioxidants can also help slow the ovarian aging process.

Studies have also shown that chances of conception increase when levels of antioxidants in the fluids surrounding the reproductive organs are high.

Great whole-food sources of antioxidants include: blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, pomegranate, cranberries, green tea, dark chocolate, cooked vegetables and spices such as cumin, turmeric, ginger and oregano. Antioxidants can also be supplemented in pill form. (e.g. CoQ10)

What are your favorite antioxidant-rich foods?

Let’s focus on one of our favorite antioxidant-rich foods…BLUEBERRIES!

A daily bowl could protect against obesity, heart disease and diabetes.❤️Berries are rich in polyphenols – antioxidants that protect cells in the heart and help lower blood pressure. Blueberries also contain folate, which plays a role in DNA synthesis and repair.

So today we thought we’d share this great recipe that we found for some healthy blueberry muffins! Erin, the creator of these sweet treats says:

“This simple blueberry muffins recipe makes moist and fluffy muffins with whole wheat, heart healthy oats, and as many blueberries as I could squeeze into the batter. They are basically everything a blueberry oatmeal muffin should be. No more. No less.”