Small Changes for More Energy: Benefits of an Antioxidant-Rich Diet

This post is sponsored by Osteo Bi-Flex®. All opinions are my own.

Did you know that eating antioxidant-rich foods provides healthy aging benefits too? As I get older, I’ve been more mindful of the nutrients I consume, which has led me to learn more about the great benefits an antioxidant-rich diet can have on overall health.

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5 Benefits of an Antioxidant-Rich Diet

Below are five benefits of an antioxidant-rich diet you may want to consider, as well as one of my favorite cold weather recipes for you to warm up with this season.

1. Healthy Body Weight

Since antioxidant-rich diets tend to eliminate processed food, it is possible to lose weight by following one. Being at a healthy body weight will give you more energy and help you feel better overall, than if you are overweight.

2. Improved digestion

Antioxidant foods tend to be high in fiber (and fiber aids in digestion,) so you may find that your digestive system has improved as a result of consuming nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables. High fiber food includes things such as broccoli, leafy greens, bananas, butternut squash and more.

3. Healthy Joints and Bones

A diet rich in vitamin C and calcium can help maintain strong bones as you age. Fruits and vegetables are considered to be one of the best sources for these nutrients, which is said to stimulate the production of bone-forming cells.

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4. More Energy

Since many people feel a sugar rush and then a crash after eating processed food, cutting down on processed food might help you feel like you have more energy.

5. Maintain Comfort

Diet has a strong ability to modify the level of comfort you experience. If you have frequent concerns over joint comfort, you may see an improvement if you start by paying attention to the food you consume.

When sticking to an antioxidant-rich diet, a key aspect is eliminating (or reducing) dairy and processed food. You are encouraged to eat ‘better-for-you’ food such as fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meat and whole grains. Specifically, tomatoes, olive oil, fish that is high in Omega 3, nuts, green leafy vegetables and spices like turmeric and ginger are considered to be beneficial.

It can be difficult to get all of your nutritional requirements from food alone, despite how regimented you are. For this reason, I take Osteo Bi-Flex® Triple Strength + Turmeric, which contains glucosamine, to help strengthen joints while helping to maintain joint cartilage essential for comfortable joint movement*; Joint Shield™ 5-Loxin® Advanced, an herbal ingredient that can help with occasional joint flare-ups; and Turmeric, which has been standardized for 95% Curcuminoids to provide the most optimal levels of Curcumin available.*

You only have to take two coated tablets a day to receive the benefits of turmeric in this supplement. It doesn’t take much additional time to add this supplement to your morning routine — I take Osteo Bi-Flex® Triple Strength + Turmeric with my vitamins each morning! I found that it’s a simple way to support a nutritious diet.* If you are looking to incorporate antioxidant foods in your diet, consider this easy to make Paleo Butternut Soup with Turmeric. It’s hearty and filling and the added turmeric gives this soup an amazing flavor. You’ll want to make a big batch and freeze some so you can enjoy it through the fall and winter seasons.

Savory Paleo Butternut Squash Soup with Turmeric

Savory Paleo Butternut Squash Soup with Turmeric
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Ingredients

  • 1 large butternut squash, cooked
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 can coconut milk (full fat)
  • 1 heaping teaspoon turmeric

Instructions

  1. Cook the butternut squash in a pot with water until done.
  2. Saute the onion in coconut oil.
  3. Add the chicken stock.
  4. But the cooked butternut squash in the blender.
  5. Blend until smooth.
  6. Add the chicken stock.
  7. Pour into a pan.
  8. Add the coconut milk and turmeric and heat until hot and bubbly.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Individual results may vary.

Individual results may vary.

1Based on the results of the Pharmacy Times Survey among pharmacists who recommend a “bone/joint strengthener” dietary supplement, 2017-2018.

†Based on two human studies with 5-LOXIN® Advanced where subjects rated their joint health over time, subjects’ joint health improved within 7 days, and continued to improve throughout the duration of the studies.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

This post is sponsored by Osteo Bi-Flex. All opinions are my own.

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  1. I take separate supplements of turmeric and calcium currently but would like to take a combo for more convenience when those run out. I do love my kettlebells for fitness and they don't seem to stress my elbow joints so much when I do swings. They are easier on my wrists than pushups too. Turmeric does make dishes look so golden and pretty!

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