Health Tip Thursday: Antioxidant Rich Foods


Antioxidant-packed foods protect healthy tissue in your body by destroying free radicals and also help in fighting and preventing cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic conditions.  Free radicals are formed through normal body processes and through exposure to sun, pollution, cigarette smoke, stress, and the intake of unhealthy food and alcoholic beverages.

The Top 20 Antioxidant-Rich Foods

So how do you get these powerhouse antioxidants to work for you?  The simplest and most effective way to expose yourself to more antioxidants is through your diet, as opposed to taking supplements.

The following is a list of antioxidant-rich foods. Try to incorporate at least five servings into your daily diet. Remember, organic, raw, fresh and local is always best:

  1. Small Red Beans (dried)
  2. Blueberries (wild)
  3. Red Kidney Beans (dried)
  4. Pinto Beans
  5. Blueberries (cultivated)
  6. Cranberries
  7. Artichokes (cooked)
  8. Blackberries
  9. Prunes
  10. Raspberries
  11. Strawberries
  12. Red Delicious Apples
  13. Granny Smith Apples
  14. Pecans
  15. Sweet Cherries
  16. Black Plums
  17. Russet Potatoes (cooked)
  18. Black Beans (dried)
  19. Plums
  20. Gala Apples

So, enjoy eating a variety of these fruits and veggies daily and remember to consult your physician before adding any changes to your health regime.

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Published by AskDrCris

Hi, I'm Dr. Crystal Green Brown, Ph.D. (aka Dr. Cris). I'm the owner of Ask Dr. Cris, the Spiritual Life Coach & Speaker LLC, which is a full-service Career, Education, Health, Wellness & Nutrition Consulting firm that assists businesses, educational institutions, organizations, individual clients, and students who are in need of transitioning your career, identifying your purpose in life or desiring to live a healthier more spiritual-enriched life. Through my website, you can learn more about my #1 best selling book Visual Prayer: How to Create a Spiritual Vision Board or my other popular dietary book How to be Schoolgirl Skinny. You can also SHOP AskDrCris for other books and spiritual gifts. Through my AskDrCris Blog, you will receive weekly updates on career tips, learn details on manifesting your vision through the spiritual vision board process, in addition to education, health, wellness, and nutrition tips. My intention is to provide spiritual guidance and suggestions that will guide followers with insight on living and maintaining a more prosperous, healthy, and blessed life.

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