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What is Antioxidants and How it Promotes Longevity?

Updated on April 27, 2011

What is Antioxidants?

Antioxidants are powerful nutrients that strengthen the immune system, help flush out free radicals that cause a host of problems in the body.

Research shows Antioxidants promote longevity, slow down the aging process cause by free radicals, prevent artery clogging and diseases. Without Antioxidants we will not be able to survive.

An antioxidant is a molecule capable of inhibiting the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that transfers electrons from a substance to an oxidizing agent.

Oxidation reactions can produce free radicals. Antioxidants terminate these chain reactions by removing free radical intermediates, and inhibit other oxidation reactions.


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Antioxidants are miracle workers, they fight diseases and help the body heal and keep the brain healthy as we age.

Its clear to see the more antioxidants in the body will drastically determine how long one will live.

That's why its imperative that our bodies have sufficient antioxidants to prevent free radicals from destroying our body.

Antioxidants are widely used as ingredients in dietary supplements to maintain health.

Antioxidants prevent diseases such as cancer, alzheimer, boost energy lever, lower blood sugar, prevents arthritis, prevent cardiovascular disease, varicose veins and promote longevity by slowing the aging process.

In addition to these uses of natural antioxidants in medicine, the compounds have many industrial uses, such as preservatives in food and cosmetics and preventing the degradation of rubber and gasoline.


Blueberries
Blueberries

USDA Approved Top 20 Foods High in Antioxidants


Top antioxidant capacities of 20 commonly consumed fruits, vegetables and nuts.

This is the largest USDA Study of Food Antioxidants published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.


Axtioxidant Foods
Serving Size
Total antioxidant capacity per serving size
1. Small Red Bean (dried)
Half cup
13727
2. Wild blueberry
1 cup
13427
3. Red kidney bean (dried)
Half cup
13259
4. Pinto bean
Half cup
11864
5. Blueberry (cultivated)
1 cup
9019
6. Cranberry, (whole)
1 cup
8983
7. Artichoke (cooked)
1 cup (hearts)
7904
8. Blackberry
1 cup
7701
9. Prune
Half cup
7291
10. Raspberry
1 cup
6058
11. Strawberry
1 cup
5938
12. Red Delicious apple
One
5900
13. Granny Smith apple
One
5381
14. Pecan
1 ounce
5095
15. Sweet cherry
1 cup
4873
16. Black plum
One
4844
17. Russet potato (cooked)
One
4649
18. Black bean (dried)
Half cup
4181
19. Plum
One
4118
20. Gala apple
One
3903
Chili Powder
Chili Powder

Other Foods High In Antioxidants


Spices High in Antioxidants:

Cumin seed, mustard Seed, yellow, pepper (black), paprika and cardamom.

Ground Spices

Cloves, cinnamon, turmeric, curry, Ginger, chili powder, garlic and onion.

Dried Spices

Oregano, parsley and basil.


Fresh Mint
Fresh Mint

Fresh Herbs High in Antioxidants:

Sage, thyme, marjoram, tarragon, peppermint, oregano, savory, basil and dill weed.


Now you have the list of Top Antioxidants rich foods for you and your family to enjoy and live a happier and healthier life.


Grape Seed Extract

Grape seed extract is a powerful antioxidant. This Antioxidant reduces oxidation in the body, strengthen the immune system and is more powerful than Vitamin C and Vitamin E.

Research have shown that antioxidants in grape seed extract promote longevity, slows down the aging process, fights toxin, prevents premature aging, artery hardening, arthritis and cancer.....

Supercritical Antioxidants by New Chapter


New Chapter has extensively researched the herbal pharmacopoeia and international medical databases and discovered that the following time-tested herbs; turmeric, green tea, rosemary, parsley, ginger, peppermint, cloves... properly extracted and blended in the correct proportions, contain multiple antioxidants which dramatically elevate human detoxification enzyme systems.


Proleva - A Natural Antioxidants Formula

Proleva is made entirely of whole food extracts a scientific blend from eight different ingredients including 4, which have so many healing properties that scientists and doctors have begun to call them "Super Foods" which promote health and longevity.

Some of the top super foods found in Proleva Antioxidants formula are;

Goji berries, Acai, Noni, Resveratrol, pomegranates...


I wish you all the best of good health, happiness and long life!

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    • Sharon Douglas profile imageAUTHOR

      Sharon Douglas 

      7 years ago from GA, United States

      Sam9999

      Thank you very much, I really appreciate that!

    • Sam9999 profile image

      Sam9999 

      7 years ago

      Well organized and well written article.

    • Sharon Douglas profile imageAUTHOR

      Sharon Douglas 

      7 years ago from GA, United States

      Thank you very much Crewman6 for your compliment. My heart is glad that you appreciate the list of foods. Stay bless.

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      Crewman6 

      7 years ago

      Great article, and well presented. I especially appreciated the list of foods organized in descending order. I'll refer back to this list.

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