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3 Antioxidant-Rich Foods

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3 Antioxidant-Rich Foods

Foods High in Antioxidants

Antioxidants are compounds found in the foods we eat that help to prevent cellular damage prevent us from becoming seriously ill. The following foods can help to ward off cancer-causing free radicals and give your body a healthful boost!


It’s no secret that fresh fruits help you to get plenty of essential vitamins and nutrients that help to support your health and wellness. Many fruits are also high in antioxidants. Some antioxidant-rich fruits that you can add to your diet include:

  • Cranberries
  • Red grapes
  • Peaches
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Red currant
  • Figs
  • Cherries
  • Pears
  • Guava
  • Oranges
  • Apricots
  • Mango
  • Red grapes
  • Cantaloupe
  • Watermelon
  • Papaya
  • Tomatoes

Dried fruits have a higher concentration of antioxidants and make a quick healthy snack. Consider taking along dried:

  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Apples
  • Peaches
  • Figs
  • Dates
  • Raisins


Fresh vegetables also play an important role in supporting your general health and preventing illness. Some excellent vegetables to add to your shopping list that are full of antioxidants include:

  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Artichokes
  • Cabbage
  • Asparagus
  • Beetroot
  • Radishes
  • Lettuce
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Squash
  • Pumpkin
  • Collard greens
  • Kale

Cereals & Nuts

Whole grains and nuts are another great way to introduce antioxidants into your diet. Whether you’re looking for a healthy snack or breakfast option, try some of the following cereals and nuts:

  • Oatmeal
  • Granola
  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Pistachios
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Peanuts
  • Nut butters

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