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SC Diet Tip: Love Foods High in Antioxidants

One of the readers on the SCW Facebook page recently got me thinking about foods rich in anti-oxidants and how they can help with sickle cell. In a normal body, there are free radicals (excess oxygen ions from the energy process), that are not naturally excreted from the body. These free radicals wreck havoc on the cells in the body, causing them to die quicker, break down, or massively replicate (which leads to cancer). Since sickle cells already have short half lives (10-12 days) than normal red blood cells (90-120 days), having anti-oxidants on board will help to extend the life of your sickle cells, thereby cutting down on anemia and extending the life of your spleen. It’s all connected.

Here is a list from the USDA of the top 20 foods high in anti-oxidants. I’m sure you already eat a couple of these, but adding a few more into your diet will do some more good.

  1. small red beans
  2. wild blueberries
  3. red kidney beans
  4. pinto beans
  5. cultivated blueberries
  6. cranberries
  7. artichokes
  8. blackberries
  9. prunes
  10. raspberries
  11. strawberries
  12. red delicious apples
  13. Granny Smith apples
  14. pecans
  15. sweet cherries
  16. black plums
  17. russet potatoes
  18. black beans
  19. plums
  20. gala apples
Read more about antioxidants HERE

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Tosin is dedicated to perpetuating healthy and positive messages about sickle cell. Although sickle cell is a subject often taboo in the communities this condition is most prevalent, Tosin’s message is that sickle cell is not something to be ashamed of and you can live a rich and fulfilling life with sickle cell. Sickle cell warriors are the most amazing people in the world, with a great fortitude for compassion, willpower and strength.

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