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please tell me what foods are high in antioxidants?

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 45 years experience
Many: Sources: berries, beans, fruits, vegetables, green tea, coffee, red wine, many fruit juices, nuts, herbs (ground cloves, cinnamon, ginger, oregano, turmeric powder), grains (especially old-based products), & dark chocolate. It is highly recommended to consume whole foods rather than take supplements. Antioxidants add to general health regardless of illness but medical care is necessary for specifi.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Here are some: Gogi berries, pomegranates, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, prunes, raisins, raspberries, plums, cherries, red grapes, oranges, kale, alfalfa sprouts, brussel sprouts, spinach, red bell peppers, onions, beets, broccoli flowers, & eggplant are all rich in antioxidants.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

Are there any antioxidants in seeds?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes...: Muscadine grape seeds; sesame seeds, are potent sources of anti-oxidants. Ask your doctor(or the local health food store) for more information.
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What are some advantages to taking antioxidants?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Anti aging/antichole: In theory cells will live longer (retard aging) and prevent atherosclerosis ( prevent heart attacks and strokes & associated illnesses).
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is there a difference between antioxidants in different foods?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Probably: There was a recent dutch study done to try to investigate the benefits of different types of fruits and vegetables, which they grouped by color. The "white fruits, " including apples and pears, showed a very strongly positive benefit in reduction of the risk of stroke. The authors found that other fruit groups might have different benefits that weren't specifically tracked in that study.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Where do we find the most antioxidants?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Anti-oxidants: Most anti-oxidants that we eat are found in densely colored foods such as: fruits, berries, vegetables , and some spices.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Are pomegranates a good source of antioxidants?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Hard to tell: Pomegranates as pretty much any fruit has antioxidants. Whether they beat others, it's hard to tell.

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