A Guide to Antioxidant Rich Foods [Infographic]

A Guide to Antioxidant Rich Foods - Infographic from Health Perch 
Antioxidants are natural substances that are thought to prevent or delay certain types of cell damage.

Antioxidants can be man-made but are abundant in nature - plants are generally very good sources.  Some fruits, nuts, seeds and vegetables are considered to be exceptionally rich in antioxidants and other important nutrients.

Examples of antioxidants include Vitamins C and E, selenium, and carotenoids such as beta-carotene, lypocene and lutein.

Although there is good scientific evidence that antioxidants found in food are beneficial to health and in reducing the risk of certain chronic diseases, the science concerning antioxidant supplements is inconclusive.

Therefore, many holistic health professionals recommend that, to the extent possible, we get our daily dose of antioxidants from food.

This infographic, entitled A Guide to Antioxidant Rich Foods, highlights certain foods that are rich in antioxidants:

✔ Apples with Skin
✔ Dark Chocolate
✔ Dried Plums
✔ Red Wine
✔ Artichoke
✔ Pecans
✔ Blueberries
✔ Walnuts
✔ Strawberries
✔ Sweet Potato

This list is not inclusive.  Many other common and exotic fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, nuts and seeds are also excellent sources of antioxidants.

Herbs and Spices Rich in Antioxidants

Infographic source and further information:  Roll Over Blueberry - A Guide to Antioxidant Rich Foods.

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To learn all about antioxidants, visit:  National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NIH) - Antioxidants: In Depth
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