Antioxidants are chemicals naturally occurring that block activity of harmful free radicals in your body to help you stay healthy.
Free radicals form in our body at high concentrations hazardous to our health. These free radicals damage cells, lead to cancer and other illnesses.
Antioxidants to help fight free radicals can be obtained through colorful fruits/vegetables and through supplements:
Carrots, squashes, sweet potatoes,
Pink grapefruit, tomatoes, watermelon
Leafy green vegetables
Eggs, milk, liver
Berries, oranges, other citrus, cantaloupe, bell peppers, broccoli, kale, papaya,
Almonds, hazelnuts, other nuts and seed and oils
Berries highest antioxidant levels
Kale and spinach top vegetable sources
References: Blue Cross Blue Shield WebMD News Letter By Julie Davis HealthDay Reporter
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