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7 Easy Ways - Good Sources of Antioxidants

Updated on April 26, 2013
Sources of Antioxidants
Sources of Antioxidants

What are antioxidants?

The term antioxidants is a commonly used buzzword attached to the concept of anti-aging and disease protection. Most people would not know exactly what they are, other than knowing that they are very good for you and things that we should eat more often than not.

Antioxidants work to inhibit the damage of cells in our bodies. This damage, or oxidation of our cells, is known to contribute to diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and aging.

Research tells us that these 'miracle molecules' occur naturally in many fruits and vegetables, as well as a range of other products but just how can we benefit and reap these healthy rewards?

Here are 7 easy ways to introduce good antioxidant-rich foods into your health regime today. You may already be doing a great job without even knowing it!

Where will I find antioxidants?

Typically the antioxidants that we consume on a daily basis are derived from plants. The vitamins from fruits and vegetables, such as Vitamin A, C and E are known to help protect us from a multitude of sins however there are various types of antioxidants so balance and variety is key!

Did you know:

You would need to consume more than double the quantity of blackcurrant juice, 7 glasses of orange juice or 12 glasses of white wine, just to match the benefits of 2 glasses of red!

Red Wine

Most people love a glass or two of red wine, and why not. It contains bioflavenoids which target blood clots and ultimately can help reduce the risk of strokes. Two glasses a day will provide such benefit however this is not always do-able so adapt it to suit your lifestyle. If you open a lovely bottle of red, make sure you know how to store it properly so you can enjoy it at your leisure. Remember - make sure you have your wine wipes handy as no one likes red lips or teeth after a glass of red.


If you are a chocoholic you are probably licking your lips now. Let's clarify this. Dark Chocolate. Surprisingly dark chocolate has some incredible health benefits and is known to have one if the richest sources of antioxidants compared to other foods. The benefit of eating dark chocolate is that is can satisfy a sweet tooth far quicker than regular chocolate so one could assume you are not likely to eat too much but nevertheless this is not your ticket to overdoing it.

Let's move onto fruits and vegetables: Apples

Not only does an apple a day keep the doctor away, but so too can apple juice. With so many incredible juicers on the market, the ability to juice apples from home has never been easier. Whilst eating the fruit of an apple, with its skin and flesh, is said to have less calories than a glass of juice which may contain up to 2 or 3 apples, drinking juice at mealtime can help to protect out bodies from any fattening foods we consume. Yes, apples help to stop nasty fats turning into cholesterol. Who'd have thought!


When in season, inexpensive blueberries are the king of antioxidant fruits. Evidence shows that the natural chemicals in this miracle fruit can reverse memory loss as they increase the amount of fluid in the membranes of cells that are responsible for sending signals to our brain. When not in season frozen fruits are a great replacement, particularly if you are unable to access other richly coloured fruits such as strawberries.


Lovely orange crunchy carrots contain betacarotene which is known to assist the immune system when consumed at least 5 of 6 times a week. Studies also suggest it can help prevent strokes. Such a simple way to help our bodies. If you cannot stomach chomping on carrots all day, raw or cooked, consider juicing them.

Tip: A great juice recipe combines a couple of carrots, an apple, celery and half a lemon and you will have a delicious antioxidant rich meal in seconds!


Nuts are a wonderful food to have on hand as a quick and healthy snack. Eating as little as 3 Brazil nuts will give you an incredible antioxidant boost. Mix together Brazil nuts, Almonds, Walnuts and even Cashews for a meal on the go. Nuts contain selenium and the boost this gives your body can help reduce the risk of cancer.

Love a cup of tea

Nutritiously healthy green tea is a miracle in a cup. Simply adding one cup to your daily fluid intake is all that is needed to reap the rewards. Both green and common black tea both help to reduce the risk of heart disease by raising antioxidants in our blood plasma, green tea comes out on top. Tea contains tannin which can inhibit the absorption of iron so if you are supplementing your diet with any vitamins containing iron make sure to not consume the two too close together. Oolong tea is a lovely blend. Try some today.

Remember variety is the spice of life and with these 7 good sources of antioxidants you are sure to find one that you can introduce into your world today. You will look and feel all the more better for it.

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