Antioxidants and Nutrients
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Foods You Must Include in the Diet! The foods that can surely fulfill your antioxidant requirements. The Ultimate Antioxidant Food List:
Introduction The goodness of antioxidants is no myth! They are everywhere; not just in the diet but also in anti-aging creams, oils, lotions, soaps etc! But while you may have known the antioxidant foods to consume for a good skin, there is so much more to these nutrients! Here we will speak about what are the antioxidant foods to eat, antioxidant food benefits, and how tomaximize it, among others!
Where are theyFound? What are Antioxidantsand •Antioxidants are the natural substances that restrict the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation can produce free radicals which may lead to cell damages in the body. Antioxidants are nothing but vitamins, minerals or even enzymes which neutralize these free radicals. •There are many sources of antioxidants but we are listing down the top 12 antioxidant foods available in India that you can include in your diet!
•Berries like blueberries, gojiberries •Nuts and seeds likealmonds, •Dark green leafyveggies •Bright colored vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots, beets, tomato,pumpkin •Green tea •Certain herbs like clove,cinnamon •Whole grains •Seafood and Fish •Beans and pulses •Dark Chocolate •Onion and garlic. •Cruciferous vegetables likecabbage, broccoli, cauliflower.
Berries •Berries like blueberries, strawberry, mulberry, goji berry are among the highest antioxidant foods in the world! Berries come with a host of antioxidant vitamins and minerals that help lower inflammation and strengthen the immune system. To know more about the antioxi- dant benefits of berries, read our detailed blog on them.
•The vitamin E in nuts and seeds along with the fiber make for a powerhouse of nutrient combination. Seeds are often ignored but they can be the ultimate sources of nutrients too. Here are some more reasons you should eat seeds if you are looking for weight loss. Here is a tasty and healthy yogurt parfait recipe with fruit, nuts and seeds! Nuts and seeds
•Dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, methi, dill leaves have be- ta-carotene along with providing vitamins A, C, E, and even calcium. They are also a rich source of potassium and magnesium. Here is the recipe for a tasty spinach chickpea soup just for you. Dark green leafy veggies
Bright colored vegetables •Look for the colored foods like carrots, sweet potatoes, beets, tomato, pumpkin etc. These are all rich in vitamin A, which is the vita- min that imparts the rich color. Not just that, they are rich in vitamin C, B6, and fiber. You can include these veggies in soups, regular subjis or even juice them to make healthy antioxidant drinks!
•Green tea is one of the most healthy drinks. It is rich in antioxidants namely flavonoids and polyphenols like epigallocatechin gallate. These antioxidant cocktail act as powerful anti-inflammatory agents. What if this green tea is further fortified with antioxidant Indian herbs? Well, Truweight’s Teatox is just that. Here is why Teatox is better than regular greentea. Green tea
•Now isn’t spice the variety of life? But did you know that spice can also provide you with many antioxidants? Researchers turned their attention to spices and were pleasantly surprised. They found spices to be a concentrated source of antioxidants; surpassing even vitamin E, some fruits and vegetables. Oregano stands out to be the herb with the highest antioxidant activity. But there is a rider, use them fresh because their antioxidant activity is the highest. Certain herbs likeoregano, clove, cinnamon
Whole grains Whole grains can be very important sources of antioxidants. Replace refined grains like white rice or maida with red rice or whole wheat flour, you can significantly increase the antioxidant quotient in your diet. They provide you with the antioxidant nutrients selenium and zinc. Moreover, they are also rich in phytochemicals.
•Seafoods and fishes are also good food sources of antioxidants. They are often considered as superfoods because of their omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, good lipids content. To gain maximum benefits, try to include fish and seafood at least twice a week. Seafood and fish
•Have you been avoiding pulses from your diet? If yes, let us tell you that they provide not just protein but also antioxidants. They are a rich source of the antioxidant (even fiber) lignan. Apart from that, they also provide vitamin C, folate, calcium, zinc, and selenium. Beans and pulses
Dark chocolate •Hola dark chocolate lovers! Did you know that Dark Chocolate is among the highest antioxidant foods in the world?It contains antioxidants namely polyphenols, flavonols, and catechins. It even provides you with iron, magnesium, copper, selenium, and zinc. So it may not be all that bad to include 1 small piece of dark bitter chocolate when cravings come calling. You can also add some dark chocolate gratings on your antioxi- dant drinks.
•No kitchen is complete without the onion-garlic duo. And the best part is, they are rich in antioxidants. They contain sulfur compounds that prevent the oxidation of fatty acids in the body. In addition, garlic is also rich in quercetin, another powerful antioxidant. Onion and garlic
•This category of vegetables has many nutrients. These vegetables are rich in vitamin A-carotenoids, vitamin C, folic acid, and fiber. Indoles are the active antioxidants that are present in cruciferous veggies. These antioxidants are responsible for protecting the attack on DNA. Cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower.
So, these are the 12 food sources of antioxidants for you. With a proper incorporation of these foods in your diet, you can enjoy all the health benefits of antioxidants. After all, these are the best natural antioxidant supplements!
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