Antioxident Superheros, how to increase your own healing powers while Boosting your Immunity and Metabolism.
Having trained as a high school and middle school science, health, and physical education teacher, I would constantly have to come up with ways to make learning fun. Being the Marvel nerd that I am, Super Heroes would often be the lens I would use to explain how certain body systems work. ( I even used it to help encourage learning the periodic table of elements )
Now as a parent to my own teens and wanting to support/influence their choices in eating healthy and supplementing ( mostly because teens are the WORST at being motivated to make healthy choices, and they ask WHY all the time ) I needed a new analogy, so here it is:
Imagine your body is a bustling city, and metabolism is like the city's energy department. It's responsible for keeping the lights on, the factories running, and everything humming along smoothly.
But wait, there's trouble in paradise! The city is under attack by mischievous troublemakers called "Free Radicals." They love causing chaos and damaging the city's buildings and infrastructure. That's what we call oxidative stress!
But fear not, superheroes are here to save the day! These superheroes are known as "Antioxidants." They swoop in, armed with their powerful shields and capes, and neutralize those pesky Free Radicals, restoring order and peace to the city.
Now, here comes the fun part! When our superheroes, the Antioxidants, successfully take down the Free Radicals, they get a boost of energy and power. They become supercharged! And as a result, the city's energy department, metabolism, becomes more efficient and faster.
With less chaos from oxidative stress, the city's factories start producing goods at lightning speed, and the lights glow brighter than ever. It's like the city's metabolism is working at its peak performance!
As a bonus, these superheroes also love to indulge in healthy, colorful meals filled with fruits, veggies, nuts, and seeds as well as boost their strength with supplements. It's like their secret superfood stash that gives them even more strength to battle those pesky Free Radicals.
So, by reducing oxidative stress with the help of our mighty Antioxidants, the city's metabolism becomes a powerhouse, making everything run smoothly and efficiently. This means more energy, faster processing of nutrients, and overall, a healthier and happier city!
Remember, to keep the city (your body) in top-notch condition, always support your superheroes by eating well, making smart supplementation choices, staying active, and avoiding things that create more Free Radicals, like smoking and excessive junk food. That way, you'll have a thriving and energetic metropolis inside you! Go, Antioxidants, go!
I hope you find this analogy useful in explaining WHY eating well and using smart supplementation is SO important :) - Melissa
The products I used with my kids: