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Antioxidants: Why They Are Essential To Combat Pollution

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Our day-to-day foods have the ability to protect us from pollution. Antioxidants in our foods make us immune to this increasing pollution. So make sure you & your children are consuming antioxidant-rich foods daily. Some important foods and the nutrients behind them are:

  1. Vitamin C is one of the most powerful antioxidants. Most fruits are high in it. This season eat oranges, mausambi, amla to enhance the antioxidant activity 
  2. For quick healing & recovery, Vitamin E in combination with Vitamin C shows better results. Almonds, walnuts, peanuts, sunflower seeds are the best sources. Regular usage of spices like Mirchi powder, tulsi, paprika also builds the Vitamin E-stores
  3. Beta carotene (Vitamin A) is found in dark-coloured food items like spinach, methi leaves, cholayi leaves and beetroot. Include an appealing rainbow of colours in your diet in the form of stuffed paratha's, pastas, sabji and salads
  4. Omega 3 fatty acids are extremely powerful antioxidants found in walnuts, aleev (garden cress). chia seeds, flax seeds, methi seeds, green leafy vegetables, broccoli. Quick hacks include adding powdered seeds in desserts / sweet dishes / snacks you make for children. Flaxseeds powder can be used as a replacement for eggs while baking