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May 13, 2009

antioxidants




my aunt is obsessed with antioxidants

she keeps calling me and telling me to eat this or that

She recently emailed me a list of top 10 antioxidants


thought id share it with you



BERRIES

Blueberries, raspberries and blackberries are rich in proanthocyanidins, antioxidants that can help prevent cancer and heart disease. Strawberries, raspberries and blackberries contain ellagic acid, a plant compound that combats carcinogens


BROCCOLI
cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, can help prevent cancer and ward off heart disease.

TOMATOES
they can ward off certain kinds of cancer, prevent macular degeneration and cataracts, and help maintain mental function as we age, also helps boost immune function.

RED GRAPES
These potent antioxidants boost heart health by acting as free-radical scavengers, reducing platelet aggregation and helping blood vessels remain open and flexible. It can also protect against cancer and reduce the risk of inflammatory diseases, gastric ulcers, stroke and even osteoporosis.

GARLIC
its packed with antioxidants that can help fend off cancer, heart disease and the effects of aging.

SPINACH
Studies have shown that people who eat spinach are less likely to develop cataracts and macular degeneration, the two most common causes of vision loss

TEA
Tea has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke and other diseases. It was originally thought that green tea had more antioxidants than black tea, but recent studies suggest that they are equally beneficial.

CARROTS
provides protection against: cancer, especially lung, bladder, breast, esophageal and stomach cancers; heart disease, and the progression of arthritis by as much as 70 percent.
Also beets, sweet potatoes and other yellow-orange vegetables

SOY
can help prevent cancer, lower cholesterol, ward off osteoporosis and lessen the effects of menopause

WHOLE GRAINS
can boost immunity, slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, treat and possibly prevent arthritis, prevent sunburn and treat male infertility. Also help protect against breast, colon and liver cancers.


posted by eshda3wa at 12:00 AM

17 Comments:

I am obssesed with antioxidants too --

I consume 3 glasses of lemon juiced blended with parsley and roca everyday let alone the blueberries which is the richest source of antioxidants...

May 13, 2009 at 12:11 AM  

lol
thanks for sharing it with us :)
walla it is veyr helpful !!!!!!!!
xoxox

May 13, 2009 at 12:19 AM  

about Tea,
WEIRD @@!
kel youm ye6le3oon eb derasa o kel marra kalam '3air,sho en9adeg el
7een T.T

May 13, 2009 at 12:23 AM  

i've got to eat more of those =/

May 13, 2009 at 12:25 AM  

You can add to that list a little bit of sun!

May 13, 2009 at 12:29 AM  

i miss healthy food

May 13, 2009 at 1:12 AM  

Thanks for the information!!

I love blueberries!

May 13, 2009 at 4:59 AM  

3yazt o ana akil antioxidants

almost all the stuff in ur list i eat on daily basis b3d

lakin ma ashoof faragt 3la 3mry... if anything i have zero metabolism!

il thaher we in q8 have a different set of antioxidants

May 13, 2009 at 9:05 AM  

Lool she is right you have to eat this or that ;p

broccoli and spinach are my favorite :)

May 13, 2009 at 9:16 AM  

sometimes i like to obsess about these things :p but i usually eat what i like only! hehe

May 13, 2009 at 6:11 PM  

Oh, blueberries :(

May 13, 2009 at 7:18 PM  

I love berries. Other than the fact they taste yummy, they're actually beneficial to ones health.

May 13, 2009 at 11:29 PM  

LOOOOOOOOOl ana ba3ad obssesed:P

May 14, 2009 at 1:11 AM  

If I hear or read the word antioxidants ONE more time *mumbles* Its like the trend these days. I eat them but this word is driving a lot of people off edges like buying those "special" drinks... ITs like a placebo lool. Here, have some antioxidant! in reality its sugar loool. ahh! ok, i'll end my ventsession right about now. Love u chica! haha

May 14, 2009 at 1:47 AM  

LOOL "health-concious", my mom is one of those who talks about healthy food always =) I got a few lessons about healthy food too which sometimes annoy me. Thanks for sharing with us, I guess I should watch what I eat from today =)

May 14, 2009 at 9:00 AM  

I doubt they really work .... try not having them and see what happens ....

May 14, 2009 at 9:01 AM  

Those are a long list of items! lol

May 16, 2009 at 8:29 AM  

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