May 7, 2019
Antioxidants are crucial to our cell health. Antioxidants prevent cell and tissue damage which is important in preventing diseases like cancer and heart disease. Here are 10 of the best antioxidant foods!
The 10 Best Antioxidant Foods
They are loaded with Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerhouse antioxidant. Go for oranges, lemons, limes, tangerines and grapefruits.
Red and green peppers, also are loaded with Vitamin C. Make sure to eat the raw, cooking them will destroy the vitamin C available.
They contain Vitamin E. Vitamin E plays a role in preventing free radical damage to our heart and our blood vessels. Enjoy raw sunflower seeds sprinkled on salads or eat a handful as a snack.
They contain vitamin B3 (Niacin). Niacin is an active participant in preventing cell damage working with Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Add all natural peanut butter to a smoothie or have some on a piece of sprouted whole grain toast.
They are one of the richest sources of selenium. Selenium is critical for antioxidant balance in the body. I keep a jar of Brazil nuts in the fridge for a quick grab and go snack.
Carrots are high in carotenoids. Foods that contain the yellow and orange pigment have been linked to a decreased risk in certain cancers. Carrots are delicious eaten raw with hummus or steamed and topped with organic grass fed butter.
This plant can help protect cell membranes from free-radical damage. Health food stores carry aloe vera juice. Grab a bottle and give it a try!
It plays a role in anticancer activities. It has the ability to neutralize free oxygen radicals in the tissue. Garlic is a fantastic natural flavour enhancer to every savoury dish. Try it in soups, stews and casseroles.
It is an impressive antioxidant. Green tea extracts can help prevent oxidative damage from excessive exposure of the skin to UVB radiation. Switch your cup of coffee for a cup of green tea and reap the antioxidant benefits!
They are becoming a more popular antioxidant fruit. They help support and protect our tissues. Add them to cereal or yogurt parfaits or just eat a handful on their own.