Plus the Top 20 Antioxidant-Rich Foods
Antioxidant-packed foods protect healthy tissue in your body by destroying free radicals and also help in fighting and preventing cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic conditions. Free radicals are formed through normal body processes and through exposure to sun, pollution, cigarette smoke, stress, and the intake of unhealthy food and alcoholic beverages.
The Top 20 Antioxidant-Rich Foods
So how do you get these powerhouse antioxidants to work for you? The simplest and most effective way to expose yourself to more antioxidants is through your diet, as opposed to taking supplements.
The following is a list of antioxidant-rich foods. Try to incorporate at least five servings into your daily diet. Remember, organic, raw, fresh and local is always best:
- Small Red Beans (dried)
- Blueberries (wild)
- Red Kidney Beans (dried)
- Pinto Beans
- Blueberries (cultivated)
- Artichokes (cooked)
- Red Delicious Apples
- Granny Smith Apples
- Sweet Cherries
- Black Plums
- Russet Potatoes (cooked)
- Black Beans (dried)
- Gala Apples
So, enjoy eating a variety of these fruits and veggies daily and remember to consult your physician before adding any changes to your health regime.
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