40 Foods High in Antioxidants

Boost your intake of a variety of antioxidants with these healthy foods

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The following is a list of different kinds of antioxidants and foods that are high in each.

• Allium sulphur compounds: Leeks, onions, garlic
• Anthocyanins:
Eggplant, grapes, berries
Beta carotene: Pumpkin, mangoes, apricots, carrots, spinach, parsley
• Catechins:
Red wine, tea
•  Copper:
Seafood, lean meat, milk, nuts, legumes
Cryptoxanthins: Red peppers, pumpkin, mangoes
• Flavonoids:
Tea, green tea, red wine, citrus fruits, onion, apples
• Indoles:
Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower
• Lignans:
Sesame seeds, bran, whole grains, vegetables
• Lutein:
Corn, leafy greens (such as spinach)
Lycopene: Tomatoes, pink grapefruit, watermelon
Manganese: Seafood, lean meat, milk, nuts
• Polyphenols:
Thyme, oregano
• Selenium:
Seafood, offal, lean meat, whole grains
Vitamin C: Oranges, berries, kiwi fruit, mangoes, broccoli, spinach, peppers
• Vitamin E:
Vegetable oils, nuts, avocados, seeds, whole grains
• Zinc:
Seafood, lean meat, milk, nuts
Zoochemicals: Red meat, offal, fish



This article was originally titled “Antioxidant-Rich Fare,” in the January/February 2009 issue of Best Health Magazine. Subscribe today and never miss an issue!

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