Okay, okay. We've all heard of antioxidants, but what exactly are they? And do we really need them?.... Well yes, we do, and here's why. During our normal bodily functions, harmful by-products called free radicals are generated as our cells use oxygen, and if left untouched these can cause significant damage to our cells and tissues over time. Think about free radicals like rust- it's not going to destroy something right away, but it's important to keep at a minimum to ensure the machinery (your body) is running at peak condition. Enter antioxidants, the steel wool to your cellular rust 🙌 Antioxidants are naturally occurring nutrients that can slow and even reverse oxidative damage throughout the body. And what's the best source of naturally occurring antioxidants? Fresh fruits and vegetables of course! Citrus fruits, dark leafy greens, apricots, squash, broccoli, sweet potatoes, blueberries, pomegranate, and carrots are all antioxidant-rich plants, and are serving as inspiration for our upcoming #7Days7ColorsChallenge. The easiest (and most fun!) way to stay healthy is to eat the rainbow, and we're so excited to share some inspiration for how you can do that. Tap on the link in the bio to learn more.