Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » 7 Super Antioxidant Rich Foods

7 Super Antioxidant Rich Foods


What are antioxidants, and why are they good for us? Antioxidants are natural substances that can limit, or stop the damage free radicals wreak on our bodies, basically stabilizing the free radicals. Preventing further damage to our cells, protecting and even reversing any damage caused by oxidation—that sounds pretty good right? What’s even better is that antioxidant rich foods also happen to be packed with vitamins and minerals. Now where can I find antioxidant rich foods, and which ones pack the most punch?

 

1. Dark Green Vegetables

Lettuce, leeks, kale, broccoli, collard greens—oh my! Incorporate one or 2 of these leafy greens in a meal, or throw them all into an action-packed salad of awesomeness.

These green machine veggies are good to keep at the forefront when grocery shopping. Kale, broccoli, leeks, and collard greens are brimming with cancer fighting properties—such as vitamins A, C, E and calcium.

Kale and Spinach

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

We Recommend

More on ActiveBeat
  • Let Pumpkin Be the Spice of Fall Health
    We're well into September and as the temperatures dips, summer whites and pastels make an exit and warm autumn knits sneak their way slowly back into our wardrobes.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Superfoods from Grandma's Kitchen
    Do you think for a second that your grandma and grandpa ate chia seeds? Seriously, the concept of “clean eating” wasn’t even in their vocabulary.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Infographic: The Health Benefits of Coffee vs. Tea
    Decisions are hard, especially when it comes to an energizing cup of coffee or a soulful cup of tea. Still, many people take sides when it comes to these two popular brews.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • The Power of Paprika
    That vibrant dusting of crimson red atop mom’s famous potato salad or deviled eggs is more than just decoration.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Kale vs. Spinach: Which Leafy Green is King?
    Are you faced with a leafy green conundrum at the grocery store or farmer’s market? We know that dark leafy green veggies are good for us, but I get a lot of readers asking if...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Fresh Herbs, What Are They Good For?
    On top of serving up some major flavor, the following ten fresh herbs pack some pretty serious health benefits... 1. Rosemary Boosts brain power and cognitive function 2.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 13 Superfoods Kids Love to Eat!
    Proper nutrition is vitally important for the development of children's minds and bodies.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 15 Most Popular Ice Cream Flavors: The Winner May Surprise You!
    As we all celebrate the arrival of spring, there are several things to look forward to. For some, it may be the re-opening of golf courses, for others it may be getting your bike...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 10 Little Known Health Benefits of Eating Fish
    Mom always told us that eating fish had its share health benefits. And we constantly hear the benefits of a diet high in omega 3 fatty acids, of which fish is a prime source.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 10 Foods You Should Be Eating Every Day
    Eating healthy is an important part of life. Many of us strive to eat as healthy as possible every day, but are you really consuming the best nutrients for your body?
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Introducing 8 Super Health Foods for 2014!
    You may not have ever heard of these eight newest and greatest super foods, but in 2014 you bet they’ll be getting a lot of buzz from nutritionists and health experts touting...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 10 Super Ingredients for Healthier Smoothies
    Smoothies can provide a healthy breakfast or snack if they pack super mineral, antioxidant, or vitamin ingredients like these.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Health Reasons to Say "YES" to Wild Salmon
    There are many health benefits to incorporating wild salmon into your diet.  Wild salmon dine on other fish (unlike farm-raised salmon, which can be fed fillers or injected with...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Get Cracking: 8 Health Secrets Contained in Eggs
    As far as compact super foods go, eggs take the whole omelette. One whole egg is filled with a ton of essential vitamins, healthy fats, proteins, and health benefits, like...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 10 Harmoniously High Fiber Foods
    We all know that fiber is an important component of a healthy diet. However, we might not know exactly why?
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice