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Strawberry Banana Smoothies are full of Antioxidants

Samantha | Sep 21 2021 | Tags: Strawberry Banana

Antioxidants are one of the hottest topics in health and wellness these days. It is said that they can help prevent cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer's Disease. They may even help with depression or feelings of stress.

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However, most people don't know what antioxidants really are or how to find them in their diet. And that's a problem because research shows that we need about 40 different types of antioxidants every day for optimal health! In this article, we will explore three antioxidant-rich foods: strawberries, bananas, and cauliflower, which make up our delicious Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe. We will also share some recipes so you van get more antioxidants into your life today!

Strawberries

Antioxidants are found in all plant foods. But, in order to get the most of these antioxidants, you need to eat more than just one serving of broccoli. That is why smoothies may be a good idea because they allow you to consume more servings without feeling like you've eaten too much food.

Strawberries are also very high in antioxidants because they contain vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene which help protect cells from oxidative damage. Antioxidants also help fight cancerous growths and some believe strawberries may even slow aging.

Cauliflower

Cauliflower is also a potent source of antioxidants. One cup of cauliflower contains more than 100% of the Daily Value of vitamin C and vitamin K, both powerful sources of antioxidants that help cells resist damage from free radicals. Studies have even shown that eating cauliflower may reduce the risk for cancer, heart disease, and stroke.

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One large head of cauliflower contains about 10 grams of protein and less than 2 grams of fat. It is high in fiber, vitamins C and K, potassium, and folate.

It has been found to be a great substitute for rice or mashed potatoes in traditional dishes like fried rice or shepherd's pie. Roasting cauliflower provides a crunchier texture.

Bananas

Bananas are also a good source of antioxidants. They contain naturally occurring polyphenols like tannins and flavonoids. And those are important because they have been found to slow the aging process, help prevent cancerous cells, and keep the body's tissue healthy.

Bananas also contain vitamin A and tryptophan which can help ease feelings of depression or stress as well as boost serotonin levels in the brain. One banana has about one gram of protein and less than 1 gram of fat, making it a great quick breakfast option that is filling without being heavy.

If you are looking for a delicious and antioxidant-rich smoothie recipe, our Strawberry Banana Smoothie is a perfect choice. It's packed with healthy ingredients like strawberries, bananas, and cauliflower which will help fight cancerous growths. If you want to learn more about what's in our Strawberry Banana Smoothie, check out this blog on its ingredients.

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