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What are some foods rich in antioxidants?

What are some foods rich in antioxidants?

Many!: Berries, fruits, and vegetables are among the best sources for antioxidants. Some excellent choices include: blueberries, cranberries, apples, pears, spinach, potatoes (with peel), broccoli, kidney beans, walnuts, green tea, etc. The mayo clinic answers this question and provides a more expansive list at the following link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/medical-edge-newspaper-2009/jun-05b.Html. ...Read more

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Antioxidant (Definition)

Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more


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Would like to have explanation of foods that are rich in antioxidants?

Would like to have explanation of foods that are rich in antioxidants?

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. ...Read more

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Would like to have explanation of what foods are rich in antioxidants?

Would like to have explanation of what foods are rich in antioxidants?

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. ...Read more

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Can eating grapes and other antioxidant rich foods really decrease your risk of getting cancer?

Can eating grapes and other antioxidant rich foods really decrease your risk of getting cancer?

Probably not: Studies of nutritional supplements have provided inconsistent results in cancer prevention. Some studies have actually shown increased risk of cancer in patients taking vitamin E or beta carotene. Because it is difficult to collect accurate food histories, it is hard to gauge the degree of protection from eating specific foods. Either way, the effect size is likely miniscule. ...Read more

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What are the food sources of antioxidants?

What are the food sources of antioxidants?

Anti-oxidants: Major anti-oxidants are found in densely colored fruits, berries and vegetables eating mainly in the raw state. Also found in whole grains and nuts. ...Read more

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Which types of foods are highest in antioxidants?

Best veggies & fruit: 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. ...Read more

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Please tell me what foods are high in antioxidants?

Please tell me what foods are high in antioxidants?

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. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between antioxidants in different foods?

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. ...Read more

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Is it beneficial to eat food high in antioxidants after physical exercise?

Is it beneficial to eat food high in antioxidants after physical exercise?

No: Antioxidants are intimately involved in the prevention of cellular damage. However, the role of antioxidant supplementation in a well nourished athlete is controversial. They will not help so eat a balanced diet at least 2 hours before exercising. ...Read more

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Besides blueberries which foods are high in antioxidants?

Veggies & fruits : 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. ...Read more

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