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Why Antioxidants are good for our health: A simple explanation

Free Radicals and Antioxidants: A simple explanation

I think it’s safe to say that we all are familiar enough with the terms free radicals and antioxidants to know that free radicals are “bad” and antioxidants are “good.” But up until recently, if someone were to ask me why, I don’t think I could have explained it in my own words very well. I needed a simple explanation.

Below, I break it down in plain and simple English, thinking that if we understand the what and the why, we’ll be more likely to take the necessary actions to make ourselves healthier.

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Summer Must Haves: Keeping Cool

I hate to sound like a complete whiner, but it’s been soooo hot lately. And our house has little to no insulation and it just BAKES. Poor Ellie naps in a room that is 90 degrees, and we have about a million fans running at all times. You can find us at the beach or in a pool (even a plastic wading pool in the backyard) any chance we get.

Although they are no substitution for A/C or good insulation, there are a few things I’ve been turning to for some heat relief this month. Any little bit helps!

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A lake getaway + Why we only use Non-toxic Mineral Sunscreen

It was a quick 3 days but it was one of those getaways that felt longer than it was. In a good way. In a refreshing way. Heading into the trip, I couldn’t quite think past how we’d survive the 5+ hour drive with a potty-training 21 month old who had never been on a car ride longer than 2 hours (which she slept half of). She’s been on over 20 plane rides in her life but being restrained in a carseat, or anywhere for that matter, is not something she’s cool with.

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