Vitamins And Antioxidants

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
  • Nuts, legumes
  • Eggs, milk, liver
  • Berries, oranges, other citrus, cantaloupe, bell peppers, broccoli, kale, papaya,
  • Tomatoes
  • Almonds, hazelnuts, other nuts and seed and oils
  • Berries highest antioxidant levels
  • Kale and spinach top vegetable sources

Blue Cross Blue Shield WebMD News Letter
By Julie Davis HealthDay Reporter

Vitamin D levels should be greater than 30. Many providers encourage a vitamin D level around 60 to help you feel as healthy as possible. Have your provider check your vitamin D level and start Vitamin D if your provider suggests. If you have a low vitamin D level, below 25, you may have elevated triglycerides (not good cholesterol) and a low HDL (good cholesterol) that make up your cholesterol.

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