Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Top 20 Unexpected Antioxidant-Rich Foods

Practically every day there’s some new news on the benefits of antioxidants, the cell-protecting nutrients found in a wide range of foods that can help combat heart disease, cancer, the effects of aging, and other conditions. Here is a quick alphabetical list of 20 foods you may not have realized are excellent sources.
  1. Apples (such as Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, and Delicious, with skin)
  2. Artichokes (cooked)
  3. Beans (such as black, red kidney, pinto)
  4. Blackberries
  5. Blueberries (cultivated, wild)
  6. Cherries (sweet)
  7. Chocolate (dark)
  8. Cranberries (cooked)
  9. Cruciferous vegetables (such as broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and kale)
  10. Pecans
  11. Plums (black and red)
  12. Pomegranates
  13. Prunes
  14. Raspberries
  15. Strawberries
  16. Sweet potatoes
  17. Tea (black, green, white, and oolong)
  18. Tomatoes
  19. Walnuts
  20. Wine (red)

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