If you’ve been following our health and beauty posts, you may have noticed how we have waxed eloquent on the importance of foods high in antioxidants. Antioxidants are those little gladiators found in natural foods that help fight the onslaught of free radicals and prevents tumor and cancerous cells from occurring.
Antioxidants In Food
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The lack of antioxidants in our bodies make ageing signs to appear, and that’s why it is important to indulge in the below mentioned must-have antioxidants in food, which are good; not only for your hair and skin, but for overall well-being as well.
Never thought of tomatoes to contain plenty of antioxidants, but the delicious red juicy fruit does. Call it a veggie or call it a fruit, tomatoes make it to the list of must-have antioxidants in fruits, which you possibly cannot ignore.
Fight cancer forming cells with antioxidants found in walnuts. The presence of ellagic acid in walnuts can help fight the onslaught of free radicals, and thus the walnut can ward of tumor and cancer cells, type 2 diabetes too!
Should you want to lose weight and stay slim, and also keep the signs of ageing at bay, it is important to indulge in a bowl of raspberries everyday. Raspberries are dark and delicious to have, raw or as toppings, and they are known as cardio helpers too. No wonder these foods high in antioxidants are always advised by doctors and dieticians to consume.
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Plenty of fiber, vitamin C and ellagic acid in them, blackberries are known to fight the onslaught of free radicals, helps with bowel movements thanks to the fiber content in it, reduces the risk of cancer and tumor attacks to the body and more. A bowl of blackberries per day is more than enough to have!
Did you even know that cloves have plenty of antioxidants, and should you want this spice to help you as an anti-fungal option, go ahead and treat your inflammations and tooth aches with clove oil as well. The antioxidants in foods such cloves give out a lot of hydrogen which helps bring down the iron content and the lipids in the blood too.
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Amazing gladiators they are for the skin and the eyes, thanks to the abundance of antioxidants in them. When you study a little more about antioxidants in food, strawberries are the highest rated and the antioxidants found in the fruit is known to bring down the levels of bad cholesterol in the body too.
For those of you who suffer from low immunity issues, you need cranberries in your diet. Cranberries can help with the power of antioxidants defeat UTI issues, kidney stones and bowel issues too. Phenols found in cranberries are a disease fighting antioxidant that also brings down the issues with out heart.
Just like other berries around, blueberries too are a rich source of antioxidants for our body. This fruit helps keep the heart healthy and happy, and brings about a balance of blood sugar levels too. Have them raw, in a salad or as toppings; a bowl of it per day is always recommended for the vitamins and antioxidants it provides.
Winters are here and there would be plenty of prunes available in the market. The dark and sticky yet very juicy prunes are a rich source of antioxidants, and help the body with abundant vitamins too. They bring down cholesterol levels and fight cancer forming cells as well.
10. Kidney Beans
Also called rajma, the humble bean is a powerhouse of antioxidants. Very beneficial for the heart, the teeth and the kidney too, kidney beans are the best form of antioxidants to have soaked raw or boiled. But in India, we prefer our kidney beans as a side dish with unleavened breads and naans!
So here were the ten super powerful antioxidants found in foods, which you should think of having and consuming on a daily basis. Have you heard of the rainbow diet involving antioxidant rich foods? If not, we would suggest you start researching in it today.
Live healthy and stay happy, do send us your recipes on how you would like to indulge in the top ten High Antioxidant Fruits we have mentioned!