Top antioxidant foods

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Top antioxidant foods (according to researchers at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Ageing at Tufts University):

Fruit:

  • 1. Prunes
  • 2. Raisins
  • 3. Blueberries
  • 4. Blackberries
  • 5. Strawberries
  • 6. Raspberries
  • 7. Plums
  • 8. Oranges
  • 9. Red grapes
  • 10. Cherries

Vegetables:

  • 1. Kale
  • 2. Spinach
  • 3. Brussels sprouts
  • 4. Alfalfa sprouts
  • 5. Broccoli flowers
  • 6. Beetroot
  • 7. Red bell peppers
  • 8. Onions
  • 9. Corn (but best to avoid since all corn is genetically modified now)
  • 10. Eggplant

Top antioxidant foods (by weight)

(based on ORAC scores provided by the Nutrient Data Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center and Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture)

  • Goji berries: 25,000 ORAC score
  • Wild blueberries: 14,000 ORAC score
  • Dark chocolate: 21,000 ORAC score
  • Pecans: 17,000 ORAC score
  • Artichoke: 9,400 ORAC score
  • Elderberries: 14,000 ORAC score
  • Kidney beans: 8,400 ORAC score
  • Cranberries: 9,500 ORAC score
  • Blackberries: 5,300 ORAC score
  • Coriander (Cilantro): 5,100 ORAC score


Those listed above are based on weight which means that it might not be practical to eat high amounts of these antioxidant foods. Other high antioxidant foods not listed above, which are still great sources and highly beneficial, include common foods like tomatoes, carrots, pumpkin seeds, sweet potatoes, pomegranates, strawberries, kale, broccoli, grapes or red wine, squash, and wild-caught salmon.

Penny (NaturalHealing.com.au)
Penny (NaturalHealing.com.au)

DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is not medical science or medical advice. I do not have any medical training aside from my own research and interest in this area. The information I publish is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, disorder, pain, injury, deformity, or physical or mental condition. I just report my own results, understanding & research.

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