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As we discussed yesterday, a diet rich in antioxidants can help ward off disease caused by free radical damage.  Contrary to what you may have heard, you don’t have to spend your whole paycheck on exotic acai berries and noni juice to get antioxidants in your diet!  Antioxidants also come in much less expensive foods that are easy to come by.  As I mentioned yesterday, just about all fruits, vegetables, and spices are antioxidant-rich.  Eating a variety of these foods in different colors every day is the simple way to prevent free radical damage.  That being said, here’s a list of some foods with particularly high antioxidant concentrations:

Fruits
Apricots
Blackberries
Blueberries
Cantaloupe
Citrus Fruits
Cranberries
Mangoes
Papaya
Tomatoes


Vegetables
Artichokes
Asparagus
Beans
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Carrots
Cauliflower
Corn
Dark leafy greens
Garlic
Onions
Peppers
Russet potatoes
Sweet potatoes


Spices
Cinnamon
Oregano
Rosemary
Turmeric

Nuts
Hazelnuts
Pecans
Walnuts

Other
Dark Chocolate
Coffee
Tea


See what I mean?  I might as well have just put “every fruit, vegetable, and spice you can get your hands on.”

Some of the foods listed, like berries, mango, and papaya, can be a little pricey depending on the season and where you live.  In that case buying them frozen is a less expensive option.  Try making a delicious antioxidant-rich smoothie with some frozen berries and a touch of yogurt!

Tomorrow we’re going to discuss in more detail a real antioxidant superstar: broccoli!  This green vegetable has a lot more to it than what the eye can see.

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