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?
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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.