How to Establish the Best Antioxidant Routine

Antioxidants have become a buzzword when it comes to the health, fitness and beauty industries, but what do they actually do? To understand that, let’s first look at what free radicals are, and what they do to your body.

Free radicals are unstable cells that are produced naturally in your body, though eating unhealthily, smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol without moderation can actually increase the body’s production of these cells. These cells attack your body’s healthy cells, have been linked with multiple life threatening illnesses, and also speed up your body’s visible ageing process.

Antioxidants neutralise free radicals by delivering them their spare electron, which prevents the free radical cell from forming more unstable cells.

If you’re not ready to lose your youthful glow just yet (and let’s face it, who is?), then antioxidants might be the key for your health routine.

Eat Plant Based Foods

It is common knowledge that plant based foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains are great for supplying your body vital vitamins, minerals and fibre. But not everyone knows they’re also a great source of antioxidants.

So what are the best, tastiest, free radical fighting foods?


Berries: Blueberries, raspberries and strawberries are among the top sources of antioxidants. Amazingly, one cup of berries may give you all the disease fighting antioxidants you need for a single day, but don’t stop there!


Colourful veggies: Sweet potato, carrots, kale, spinach and other colourful vegetables are all packed with beta carotene. The body converts these carotenoids into Vitamin A, which has antioxidant properties.


Nuts & seeds: Walnuts and pecans are the best go-to nuts when it comes to getting antioxidants. If you’re not nuts about nuts, then poppy, sesame, and sunflower seeds are your best bet.

Add New Spices toyour Cooking

Not only do spices add a new layer of flavour to your dish, but they’re crammed full of flavonoids and phenolic acids with antioxidant properties that nourish your body!

  • Peppermint
  • Allspice
  • Cinnamon
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Sage
  • Rosemary
  • Saffron
  • Cloves ( they’re known to have the highest antioxidant value )

Drink One Antioxidant-Rich Drink Per Day

These drinks aren’t only delicious, but are known to have antioxidant properties to help your body fight off the effect of free radicals. Try swapping the soda for one of these great tasting drinks:

  • Apple juice
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Pink grapefruit juice
  • Coffee
  • Green tea & matcha

Another great source of antioxidants? Taking two Anthogenol® capsules per day. Anthogenol® contains a large amount of Grape Seed extract, which is loaded with antioxidants. Taking just two capsules per day provides you with your daily dose of antioxidants, it’s that easy!

Introduced to Aussies in 2004 from France, Anthogenol® is the No.1 OPCs antioxidant supplement sold in Australian pharmacies* containing a patented Grape Seed extract - MASQUELIER’s® Original OPCs, which has over 75 years of research and clinically* approved benefits across all stages in life to improve general health and wellbeing.

Anthogenol® is made in Australia and formulated using premium ingredients, including patented Grape Seed extract (MASQUELIER's® Original OPCs) imported from France, Vitamin C and Silica. Our product is free of gluten, soy, sulphites, dairy, sugar, artificial colours, artificial flavours, and preservatives. It is suitable for vegetarians, vegans, and those with dietary restrictions. We make healthy living easier for busy, complex you, so you can focus on being you.

Always read the label and follow the directions for use.

*IQVIA, OPCs (Grapeseed extract) Antioxidants supplements, Australia Pharmacy Value Sales, data for the 52 week period ending 25/06/2022.

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Antagonistic action of Endotelon® on histamine papule and areole. Agache P., 1981. La Vie Medicale (1981); 88(14): 2035-2038 (FR).

Light vision and chorioretinal circulation. Study of the effect of procyanidolic oligomers (Endotelon®). Corbe. J.Fr.Ophthalmol (1988); 11(5): 453-460 (FR)