Have you ever heard about “antioxidants” but don’t know what they actually are or what they do?
Well, when we put our bodies through stress– whether it’s physical or emotional– we produce molecules known as “free radicals.” These molecules interact with other things in our body to produce even more harmful stuff. Also known as “oxidative stress,” this process has been linked to aging and can be inflamed by things we do like stressing about studying for tests, smoking and tanning.
So how do we get rid of these pesky free radicals?!?! You guessed it: ANTIOXIDANTS because they are anti-oxidation! They help protect cells from damage by free radicals and can be found in many fruits and vegetables.
A group of Winona State professors and students have come together to put on an event for the entire Winona community called “Antioxidants: Just Juice It!” At the event, we will be demonstrating how incorporating juice smoothies into your diet can increase antioxidant intake to reduce oxidative stress!
So come to learn, come to ask questions, but most of all, come to drink free smoothies and reduce all that stress we put on our bodies as midterm is approaching.
The event will be held in the main hallway of the Integrated Wellness Complex on Wednesday, February 26 from 1-3 pm. It will be “walk-through” style with chances to win some cool prizes!
We hope to see you all there!