Antioxidant Food Sources

fruits and vegetablesThere are still arguments that antioxidants do not help in fighting free radicals. On the contrary, there are studies, such those done in Norway and Spain proving of its efficacy.

Although you can get antioxidants from supplements, it is necessary that you also include other food rich in antioxidants in your meal. Studies recommended that the best source of antioxidants are fruits and vegetables. Even cereals are considered to be best sources.

The primary reason as why, those mentioned are far better because of its combination with other potent antioxidants (as its composition) compared to individual supplements. One of the antioxidants considered to be known natural is carotenoids. Other antioxidants include calcium, flavanoids, glucosamine sulfate, iron, grape seed extract etc.

Below are some of the recommended fruits and vegetables full of antioxidants which you can include in your daily meal:

Fruits: Berries rank the best among the fruits. Some fruits which that should provide for the antioxidants needed in your body are: grape, orange, pineapple, plum , crowberry, bilberry, strawberry, blueberry, cranberry, raspberry, kiwi, clementine and lemons.

Nuts and seeds: According to researches, nuts are one of the best source of antioxidants. So if you have the chance, munch on it. Indulge in walnuts and you are affirmed of having enough antioxidants in your body to fight those free radicals. Prunes and even sunflower seeds would do.

Vegetables: If you are a vegetable person, you are lucky! Include the following to your meal: spinach, chili pepper, red cabbage, artichoke, peppers and kale. You van also include ginfer and red beets in your diet.

Cereals: Add on to your list: corn, oats and millet.

The lists are available in the market. Most of the time, we eat them but do not really recognize how much healthy they are for the body. The next time these group of food is served on the table, dig in.