20 Antioxidant Rich Foods
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Eating antioxidant rich foods is guaranteed to keep you healthy. By filling your body with antioxidants every day, you ensure that the body you inhabit has effective defenses against sickness and disease.
If you’d like to be one of the “lucky few” who never succumb to heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s, then you need to be eating an antioxidant diet. Rather than this being a complicated diet, it’s actually quite simple. All you have to do is maximize certain foods in your diet.
What foods? Plant foods.
Antioxidants seem to like inhabiting the fibers of fruits and vegetables – generally anything that has been grown in the ground.
Next time you go to the supermarket, head straight for the fresh food section. Fill your trolley with apples, bananas, berries, spinach, cucumber, tomato, sprouts and all the other totally awesome fruits and vegetables you find there. When you get home, make a fresh juice with your juicer (if you have one). Try the Liver Cleanser if you’re looking for ideas. After the juice, eat a fruit salad and munch on a carrot. Do this every day and you’ll consume a lot of antioxidants.
It’s that simple.
If you want to know about the various antioxidant rich foods specifically, check out the table below.
When it comes to focusing on antioxidant rich foods, fill your diet with these types:
- Fruits. As you can see above, berries of any type tend to pack a lot of antioxidants. Also focus on apples, grapes, oranges, kiwi fruits and bananas.
- Vegetables. Everything and anything from kale to chili pepper, cabbage to sprouts, spinach to beetroot and so on.
- Dry fruit. Wondering if dried fruit is healthy? With lots of antioxidants, it sure is.
- Legumes. Beans, beans, beans. I eat a lot of chickpeas, but eat beans that you like.
- Nuts and seeds. I’m a big fan of walnuts and sunflower seeds, but peanuts, pecans and hazelnuts are fantastic too.
- Cereals. Oats, barley, corn, etc.
- Spices. Oregano, cloves, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, etc.
The Simple Solution
While pondering antioxidant rich foods can be interesting and fun for a time, not much is going to happen until we take some action. We have to actually start eating these foods.
Juicing is awesome for this. For most people, finding the time to eat stacks of fresh fruits and vegetables can be hard. With juicing, you can get an antioxidant “shot” in less than 10 minutes (and that includes cleaning time!).
Rather than obsessing over which types to eat most, just think PLANT FOOD!
Eat berries when you can. Take a few apples for lunch or morning tea. Make a salad for dinner. Try every juicing recipe you can find on this site. Go nuts with it. Just keep feeding your body lots and lots and lots of fruits and vegetables. Grab a handful of nuts for a snack. Get some energy by eating an orange.
The other thing is that fresh fruits and vegetables are best eaten raw, especially when it comes to their antioxidant content. While some things are better cooked, make it a habit to eat as many things raw as possible. Cooking tends to destroy not only antioxidants, but important minerals, vitamins and nutrients as well.
In summary, eat plant food!