10 Antioxidant-Rich Foods to Stay Healthy This Fall
The term ‘antioxidant’ is now more used than ever by nutritionists and doctors alike – for good reason. These little guys are essential to protect healthy cells in your body and strengthen your immune system. Luckily, there are plenty of whole foods rich in antioxidants we can enjoy any time of the year.
Still don’t know a thing about antioxidants? You can check out my blog post here to find out what antioxidants do to our body and why you should choose antioxidant-rich foods and not supplements.
With that being said, let’s have a look at our top 10 delicious foods rich in antioxidants.
P.S.: Trust me, you’ll be thankful for no. 7…
10 Antioxidant-Rich Foods to Stay Healthy
Who would’ve thought that one of the most common vegetables (although technically it’s a fruit) is also a valuable source of antioxidants? Tomatoes are very rich in lycopene – so rich that this antioxidant actually gives it its red color. According to the Nutrition Journal, sun-dried tomatoes and tomato sauces offer even more antioxidants than fresh ones; just make sure that you choose healthy products.
This juicy fruit contains plenty of polyphenol antioxidants including tannins and flavonoids. A study published by the Nutrition Journal found that whole arils and the fresh juice you make from them are equally rich in antioxidants.
- Whole grain bread
Fruits and vegetables aren’t the only food category that provides you with antioxidants. Whole wheat breads along with buckwheat, millet and barley flours are the best sources of antioxidants, Nutrition Journal says. However, any type of whole grains can be a good source of antioxidants and healthy fiber.
- Nuts and seeds
Looking for a snack? You might want to switch to crackers for their healthy, equally crunchy alternatives: nuts and seeds. Pecans, peanuts, pistachios, sunflower seeds and almonds are all extremely rich in antioxidants. What’s even better, you can add them to countless desserts, yogurt bowls, cereals and salads.