Refreshing and antioxidant infusions

Refreshing and antioxidant infusions

Summer is synonymous with sun and outdoor activities, but also with increased exposure to solar radiation that can damage our cells. Antioxidant infusions are a natural defence against these harmful effects, helping to protect our health. They can also be enjoyed chilled to cool you down on hot days.

What Are Free Radicals?

Free radicals are unstable molecules that seek to stabilise themselves by capturing electrons from other molecules, which can cause cell damage. During the summer, UV radiation increases the production of these radicals.

Natural defence: antioxidants

The body has natural antioxidant mechanisms to neutralise free radicals. However, in summer, the production of these radicals can exceed the capacity of our natural antioxidants, leading to a state known as oxidative stress. This imbalance can accelerate ageing and promote the onset of disease.

To maintain a proper balance, a diet rich in antioxidants and healthy lifestyle habits are essential. Antioxidant infusions can be an excellent complement to our diet, helping us to strengthen our natural defences.

Antioxidant infusions for a healthy summer

Green tea

Rich in catechins, green tea is renowned for its antioxidant properties. Helps fight cell damage and protect the skin from premature ageing. In addition, green tea has shown potential to reduce the risk of several types of cancer and cardiovascular disease.

White tea

With its mild and delicate taste, white tea is an excellent source of polyphenols, known for their antioxidant effects.

Rooibos with orange

Rooibos is a South African plant rich in antioxidants such as aspalathin and superoxide dismutase (SOD). The addition of orange, rich in vitamin C, makes this infusion a powerful antioxidant and caffeine-free combination.

Red tea with berries

This tea combines the antioxidant benefits of red tea with the properties of red berries, which are rich in anthocyanins and vitamin C.

Ginger citrus

Ginger, with its compound gingerol, has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. When mixed with lemon, which is an excellent source of vitamin C, a revitalising and protective infusion is obtained.


Hibiscus is a flower used in herbal teas and is high in anthocyanins, which are powerful antioxidants. Helps lower blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health.


Matcha is a type of powdered green tea that is highly concentrated in antioxidants, especially catechins. A single cup of matcha can provide as many antioxidants as ten cups of regular green tea.


Known for its soothing and antioxidant properties, chamomile contains apigenin, which helps reduce oxidative stress and improve skin health.


Peppermint tea is refreshing and contains antioxidants such as rosmarinic and caffeic acids, which help improve digestion and have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects.


Turmeric contains curcumin, a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that fights oxidative stress and improves overall health.

Healthy Sweeteners

Instead of using artificial sweeteners, which can have negative health effects, it is better to opt for natural and healthy alternatives in your refreshing and antioxidant infusions.

Natural alternatives

  • Stevia: A natural sweetener that does not affect blood sugar levels and has antioxidant benefits.
  • Luo Han Guo (Monk Fruit): Another natural sweetener with antioxidant properties.

Agave syrup

Agave syrup is a natural sweetener derived from the agave plant, a succulent. Although it has a low glycaemic index due to its high fructose content, this can also have negative effects such as insulin resistance and metabolic problems. In addition, agave syrup is caloric and excessive consumption may contribute to weight gain. The quality of agave syrup can vary according to the degree of processing, and some products may be highly refined and contain additives. For these reasons, it is recommended to use it in moderation and as part of a balanced diet.


These refreshing, antioxidant infusions are not only delicious, but also offer numerous health benefits due to their antioxidant properties. Enjoy them cold during the summer and opt for natural sweeteners to keep you healthy and protected against cell damage.

If you want to improve your health and strengthen your antioxidant systems, schedule a free orientation consultation. Contact me by WhatsApp at 669 979 939.

Dr. Carmen Romero