Have You Had Your Antioxidants Today?

Have You Had Your Antioxidants Today?

You've heard (and taken to heart) the buzz about dark chocolate having antioxidants. Let us not forget, however, that there are many every-day, good ol' fashioned fruits and vegetables that have antioxidants, like spinach, carrots, pomegranates, blueberries and tomatoes. But according to CHOW Magazine, there are other foods that are even higher.

Longan: A small asian fruit related to the lychee.

Brazil Nuts: Rich in vitamin E, protein, fiber, thiamin, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium. Wow.

Guava: Good source of lycopene and three times the vitamin C of oranges.

Kale: Go Kale! Higher in antioxidants than spinach, it contains sulforaphane, a substance that is said to neutralize cancer-causing chemicals.

Sunflower seeds: Lots of vitamin E and selenium.

As you search out antioxidant-rich foods to add to your diet, remember to eat locally - this is perhaps the healthiest thing for both your body, and the planet. Those of us in the Northeast should go easy on the Guava - but go nuts with the kale.

To your health!

[via CHOW Magazine]

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