By now, you’ve probably heard about the health benefits of foods rich in antioxidants. Free-radical fighting antioxidants will help you defend your body against heart disease, cancer, and other degenerative diseases. They will also slow down the aging process helping you to look and feel younger. Did you know that antioxidants also play a significant role in helping your body recover from exercise?

Whenever you workout, your body produces free radicals that can damage your muscle tissue. However, when you eat foods loaded with antioxidants a few hours before exercise, they will act to protect your body from free radicals. As a result, your muscles will have an easier time recovering.

Eating a diet that includes antioxidant foods will benefit your overall health. This will allow you to maintain a regular workout routine. If you are on a roll when it comes to exercise, it can be disappointing to be put out by an illness such as a cold or the flu. It can be difficult to get back into your workout routine once you have been out for several days or weeks. In most cases, you’ll have to start at a lower exercise level and work your way up again. Antioxidants will boost the immunity of your body keeping you in top health even when you exert your body every day through regular exercise. A combination of routine exercise along with a diet rich in vitamins and minerals with antioxidant potential is key to your overall health.

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