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5 Foods That Are Abundant in Antioxidants

Updated on April 14, 2018

Without question, foods that are abundant in antioxidants are the best gifts that Mother Nature gave to us. Such foods can prevent free radicals from damaging one's cells and one's overall well-being after all.

Five foods that are rich in antioxidants are as follows:

Cranberries.

1. Cranberries. They are tasty, delicious fruits packed with minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.They are originally from the United States of America. They are known to decrease blood pressure, prevent certain types of cancer, and improve one's immunity.

For every 100 grams of cranberries, you'll get:

5.5 mcg of Vitamin K

2 mg of Sodium

50 Calories

4 g of Fiber

0.24 mg of Iron

7.0 mg of Magnesium

10 mg of Calcium

12 mg of Phosphorus

0.10 mg of Zinc

15.4 mg of Vitamin C

1.44 mg of Vitamin E

13.2 g of Carbohydrate

70 IU of Vitamin A

0.50 g of Protein

87% Water


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Dark Chocolates.

2. Dark Chocolates. These are powerful sources of antioxidants and known to contain organic compounds such as catechins, polyphenols, and flavanoids, to name a few. They are also known to boost one's mental health, reduce one's cholesterol levels, and lower the risk of heart disease.

For every 200 gram of dark chocolate with at least 85 percent cocoa will give you:

196% Manganese

178% Copper

116% Magnesium

134% Iron

Source

Blueberries.

3. Blueberries. These fruits are overflowing with antioxidants. These include anthocyanins, phenols, and flavonoids, among others. They're known to ease inflammation, promote heart health, fight certain types of cancer, lower blood pressure, and prevent aging.

For every 296 grams of blueberries, you'll get:

72% Vitamin K

50% Manganese

8 Grams Fiber

48% Vitamin C

Source

Pecans.

4. Pecans. They are a plant-based source of protein overflowing with antioxidants, Vitamin E, protein, and healthy fat. They contain lots of flavonoids and alpha-tocopherol. They are known to lower cardiovascular disease, reduce certain types of cancer, boost one's brain, cut away excess fat, and improve heart health, among others.

For every 100 grams of pecans, you'll get:

410 mg of Potassium

121 mg of Magnesium

70 mg of Calcium

277 mg of Phosphorus

0.863 mg of Pantothenic Acid

4.53 mg of Zinc

0.66 mg of Thiamine

0.13 mg of Riboflavin

56 IU of Vitamin A

1.1 mg of Vitamin C

1.167 mg of Niacin

Source

Goji Berries.

5. Goji Berries. These berries are filled with amino acids, phytonutrients, and complex carbohydrates. They are excellent sources of antioxidants. They are known to improve one's immune system, reduce weight, maintain blood sugar, fight depression, drive away anxiety, and increase testosterone.

For every 56 grams of goji berries, you'll get:

166 mg of Sodium

8 g of Dietary Fiber

8 g Sugar

8 g Protein

28 g Total Fat

56 g Total Carbohydrate

24% Iron

40% Vitamin C

12% Calcium

340% Vitamin A

Source

Mentioned above are foods that are rich in antioxidants.

I'm sure that if you're going to shop for foods that are overflowing with antioxidants now, your top five would be cranberries, dark chocolates, blueberries, pecans, and goji berries. That's without a doubt.

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    • Glecerio Tatoy profile imageAUTHOR

      Cerio 

      4 months ago

      I, too, ate chocolates and cranberries all the time. Thank you for dropping by, peachy!

    • peachpurple profile image

      peachy 

      4 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      great hub, I ate cranberries and dark chocolates whenever I have the chance during Chinese New year

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