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Over 10,000 Antioxidants - Food Sources, Benefits

Posted Aug 11 2009 12:00am

There are enough foods that have antioxidants that are supportive of good health, that we should be able to find one that is pleasing to our palet. We don't need processed foods for any other reason than desire to fulfill an addiction. The foods we eat should contain nutrients, vitamins , and plenty of antioxidants. Below is a chart illustrating some excellent sources of antioxidants that you will want to include in your diet. As previously mentioned, over 10,000 substances in food are considered antioxidants. These are broken down into categories including carotenoids, flavonoids, isothyocyanates and a few vitamins and minerals.

 *Lutein is fat soluble, so be sure to add some healthy fat such as olive oil or a bit of organic butter to the greens to allow the body to absorb and utilize the lutein.

**Once vitamin E attacks a free radical, it becomes ineffective until it is recharged with vitamin C. At this point it can attack another free radical. This process can continue for 1,000 times. ( Source )

Comments: There are so many good foods nutritional and tastefully that we should all have no reason not to eat enough healthy fruits and vegetables. These are the foods that protect us against sickness and disease.

The most important action you can take for good health is what you choose to eat each day.

The Health & Wellness Institute, PC
Official Juice Plus+® Distributor

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