The Top Ten Antioxidant Foods

Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, DDS 436 North Roxbury Dr Suite 202Beverly Hills, CA 90210 USA

Berries:

This fruit is full of minerals and vitamins, and loaded with healing antioxidants. Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries. Contain proanthocyanidins; an antioxidant that can help prevent cancer and heart disease.

Broccoli:

A cruciferous vegetable which includes cabbage, cauliflower and Brussel sprouts. Contains a compound called indole-3-carbinol; helps reduce breast cancer and cancers of the ovaries and cervix.

Tomatoes:

Contains lycopene; a member of the carotenoid family. Studies show that tomatoes can lower the rates of prostate cancer, lung, colon and breast cancer. Also contains glutathione, which helps boost the immune system.

Red Grapes:

Contains resveratol and quercetn, they boost heart health and also protect against cancer and reduce the risk of inflammatory diseases, gastric ulcers and even osteoporosis.

Garlic:

The world's oldest known medicinal herb. Keeps the heart healthy by lowering cholesterol levels, reducing blood pressure, prevent cancer, treat asthma and yeast infections.

Spinach:

Contains lutein; the main pigment in the macula - the region of maximum visual sensitivity - it can help protect your vision. Eating spinach reduces chances of developing cataracts and macular degeneration.

Tea:

Most frequently consumed beverage in the world. Significantly reduces the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke and other diseases. Both green tea and black tea are equally beneficial. The catechins in green tea are oxidized in the manufacturing process of black tea, forming free-radical fighting theaflavins.

Carrots:

Loaded with a potent antioxidant called beta-carotene. Also found in beets, sweet potatoes and other yellow-orange vegetables. Protects against cancer - especially lung, bladder, breast, esophageal and stomach cancer.

Soy:

Contains Genistein and other isoflavones which help prevent cancers, including breast, colon and prostate. Assists in lowering cholesterol, reduces the effect of osteoporosis.

Whole grains:

A potent source of phytochemicals. Vitamin E in grains plays a role in preventing cancer, especially prostate cancer. Helps boost immunity, slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease. Grains are also rich in phytic acid, known as IP-6, a potent antioxidant that can help protect against breast cancer, colon and liver cancers.

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