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Top 10 Antioxidants

Top 10 Antioxidants Foods 2017

Here are the top 10 antioxidants foods for 2017.So why are antioxidants so important in our daily diet? Antioxidants are the body’s self defense to diseases and it is very important to get antioxidants into your daily diet. Antioxidants are a group of various minerals and vitamins found in food that are known to fight off free radicals. One of the best ways to fight off the free radicals –the bad air we breathe in our environment, it helps prevents cell damage and ultimately keeps us healthy.

Here are the top 10 antioxidants for 2017 as well as some of the health benefits of these foods with their antioxidant effects.

Blackberries

Blackberries are a powerful antioxidant that is known to help with hypertension, which is why I have put it at the top of the list for DASH dieters

Blueberries

Blueberries are a super fruit, they are sweet but have a low glycemic index so your blood sugar level won’t spike and they can boost your brain and improve your memory. Try a Berry Muesli for breakfast.Image result for cranberries blueberries raspberries blackberries

Cranberries

Cranberries are full of vitamin C and E, plus selenium anthocyanins and ellagic acid, so many great vitamins and minerals packed in this fruit, they are readily available in stores now as a dried version and are delicious in salads or include them in your breakfast cereal. Here is a Cranberry Pecan Stuffing recipe for you to try when you are having turkey as your main.

The Benefits of GoJi Berries

GoJi Berries

These are one of the most powerful berries, they are a rich source of antioxidants, help you libido, hair, eyesight, get your GoJi Berries and Ginger Pear recipe here.

Raspberries

Raspberries have a good amount of vitamin C; they also have cancer fighting properties called ellagic acid. Here is a Raspberry Green Smoothie that will start your day with a boost of vitamin C.

Prunes

Prunes are dried out plums, sweet and tasty, but they too have powerful properties in them, they are great for relieving constipation. Try adding them into a salad or muffins, my mother use to make us this tasty prune jelly pudding as a special occasion.

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Walnuts

Walnuts have proven to reduce inflammation throughout the body, improve cholesterol and triglycerides, so put them in a snack pack with your cranberries and you are good to go for the day.

Whole Grains

It’s difficult to give up bread, but you don’t have to if you choose the right type of bread and whole grain breads and pasta should be your number one choice. Whole grains contain fiber and protein for extra nutrients, but don’t overdo it, ration yourself to only 1 slice a day; this will stop your cravings.

Tea

There are so many great herbal teas, green teat has had lots of research done on it and is shown to protect us against high blood pressure, coronary heart disease and high cholesterol. Check out the Benefit of Tea including Ayurvedic, Chickweed, Fenugreek, Kukicha, Oolong, Rooibos, Turmeric, Wild Lettuce Tea and White Tea.

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Black Beans

Black beans are full of fiber and a large amount of your daily protein required. They have anti inflammatory properties; they are believed to reduce the risk of colon cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. One of my favorite recipes is a Black Bean Brownie recipe that is totally amazing.

Kidney Beans

Kidney Beans are high in flavonoids, which are plant based compounds that help reduce eczema as well as reduce the symptoms of asthma and allergies as well as reducing the risk of cancer.

So these are the top 10 antioxidants for 2017, so please continue to add these to your daily diet and your long term health will thank you for it.

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