Health / Antioxidants

In human body oxidation process produces free radicals (unstable chemicals) which damage cell membranes, cellular proteins, lipids and DNA Cells. Free radicals can cause different diseases like arthritis, blindness, heart disease, liver disease and cancers (oral, oesophageal, stomach, bowel and prostate cancers) e.t.c. Antioxidants are foods clear the free radicals from the body. Antioxidants foods (nuts, whole grains, meats, poultry, fish, fruits, dairy products & vegetables.)

Antioxidants Sources
S. No Antioxidant Name Source
1 Catechins Red wine, tea
2 Copper Seafood, lean meat, milk, nuts, legumes
3 Cryptoxanthins Red peppers, pumpkin, mangoes
4 Flavonoids Tea, green tea, red wine, citrus fruits, onion, apples
5 Indoles Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower
6 Lignans Sesame seeds, bran, whole grains, vegetables
7 Lutein Corn, leafy greens (such as spinach)
8 Lycopene Tomatoes, pink grapefruit, watermelon
9 Manganese Seafood, lean meat, milk, nuts
10 Polyphenols Thyme, oregano
11 Selenium Seafood, offal, lean meat, whole grains
12 vitamin A liver, sweet potatoes, carrots, milk, and egg yolks
13 vitamin E vegetable oils , avocados, nuts, seeds & whole grains
14 Vitamin C Oranges, berries, kiwi fruit, mangoes, broccoli, spinach, peppers blackcurrants, capsicum and strawberries
15 Vitamin E Vegetable oils, nuts, avocados, seeds, whole grains
16 Zinc Seafood, lean meat, milk, nuts
17 Zoo chemicals Red meat, offal, fish
18 isoflavonoids soybeans, tofu, lentils, peas and milk

Foods High In Antioxidants
S. No Food item S. No Food item
1 Small Red Bean (dried) 16 Granny Smith apple
2 Blue berry 17 Pecan
3 Red kidney bean (dried) 18 Sweet cherry
4 Pinto bean 19 Black plum
5 Blueberry (cultivated) 20 Russet potato (cooked)
6 Cranberry 21 Black bean (dried)
7 Artichoke (cooked) 22 Plum
8 Blackberry 23 Gala apple
9 Prune 24 Dark Chocolate
10 Raspberry 25 Artichokes
11 Strawberry 26 Spinach
12 Red Delicious apple 27 Beans
13 Raisins 28 Broccoli
14 Barley 29 Tomatoes, walnuts
15 walnuts

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