Experts have identified the foods richest in antioxidants.
If there is one positive change that almost anyone could make to their overall health, it would be a reduction in chronic inflammation. This physical process underlies all sorts of unwanted health problems, from joint problems to autoimmune diseases like ulcerative colitis and lupus. Even heart disease and mental health issues are associated with high levels of systemic inflammation. Stress, pollution, poor nutrition, lack of sleep and a host of other facts of modern life create a constantly high level of internal chaos. Luckily, eating antioxidant-rich foods can help, and experts have identified the best foods you can eat for this, according to Bestlife.
All berries are rich in antioxidants, so you can’t go wrong with strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and other berries, but blueberries are a particularly good choice for fighting inflammation. The compounds that give them their characteristic blue-violet color have been linked to the prevention of chronic health problems such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes.
Cut them up, put them in a sauce, or sauté them—no matter how you cook tomatoes, they are high in antioxidants. They are rich in several compounds that fight free radicals, including lycopene, vitamin C, beta-carotene, and numerous flavonoids.
The power of lycopene in tomatoes has been studied as a potential anti-cancer agent. A 2022 review of studies confirmed that the majority of studies looking at lycopene and cancer are positive, with prostate cancer being the most likely target for prevention.
We discussed blue and red, but what about green? Green tea is an excellent source of antioxidants. Whether you drink it cold or hot, you will reap amazing health benefits. According to a 2017 study, antioxidants called catechins in green tea have anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.
As you probably know, citrus fruits are full of vitamin C. What you may not know is that this daily vitamin is a powerful antioxidant that may play a role in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, vascular dysfunction, cerebral stroke, and some its types. cancer. Whether you drink a glass of juice in the morning or enjoy orange slices tossed into a salad, either choice is welcome.
Spinach is well known for its nutrients like iron and vitamin K, but this leafy green’s nutritional profile goes even further. Spinach is rich in various antioxidants, including kaempferol, quercetin, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Lutein and zeaxanthin have been linked to improved vision and eye health, kaempferol may help prevent cancer, and quercetin is often cited as a heart health booster.
Morning drink is another powerful source of antioxidants. Its ability to fight inflammation is associated with chlorogenic, caffeic, ferulic acids. One study found that these particular antioxidants are more abundant in coffee than in other anti-inflammatory drinks such as green tea and red wine.
However, not all coffee beans are created equal.
Isn’t it nice when your dessert is healthy? Dark chocolate is high in antioxidants, especially flavonoids. These substances may play a role in heart health and cancer prevention.
The darker the chocolate (i.e., the higher the cocoa content), the more antioxidants it can contain.
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