Some would consider that oranges are nature’s candy. After all, they’re naturally sweet and unlike real candy are incredibly nutritious. Along with antioxidants, oranges are also chock full of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and thiamine.
Oranges are also a good source of citric acid which may help to prevent kidney stone formation. Further, the antioxidant properties found in oranges may help to lower the risk of heart disease.
Grapes are available in several colors, green, red, and purple. Grapes contain polyphenols, a powerful antioxidant. It is also believed that polyphenols have anti-inflammatory properties too. Some studies believe that the antioxidant properties found in grapes may help to prevent cancer, help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, and may help alleviate allergy symptoms.
While grapes are certainly healthful food, there is something to be said about wine. Some studies show that red wine may have heart-healthy benefits. This is due to resveratrol, which is part of polyphenol compounds. Resveratrol is found in the skin of grapes and because wine is fermented with grape skin it is believed that red wine contains more resveratrol in comparison to white wine.
There is a reason why we were encouraged to eat more broccoli as kids, it’s a nutrient-rich food! Its nutritional profile is quite impressive as it is rich in fiber, vitamin C, potassium, B6, and vitamin A.
Broccoli is also rich in antioxidants as it is a great source of sulforaphane, a potent antioxidant as well as, an excellent source of lutein, a compound antioxidant. Both of these antioxidants are believed to neutralize free radicals in the body and in turn, help to prevent cell damage.