Top 5 foods rich in antioxidants

Last Updated: Friday, February 7, 2014 - 13:39
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New Delhi: What you eat reflects on your health ultimately. Intake of food that is harmful for your body may lead to several problems like depression, ageing and others. So, what one really needs is a diet full of antioxidants to ensure that one is not prone to diseases as antioxidants save your body from illnesses like ageing, heart disease, cancer etc.

Here are 5 foods packed with antioxidants:  

Berries: Blueberries and blackberries are a great source of flavonoids which are known to be powerful antioxidants. Gooseberries are also a very rich source of Vitamin C and highly useful to the body as they help in proper blood flow and provide minerals and salts necessary to sustain and protect the body against ageing as well as free radicals.

Green vegetables: Green leafy vegetables like broccoli, spinach, lettuce, salad leaves act as great antioxidants and are a good source of Vitamin C that prevents fine lines.

Apples: The saying, “An apple apple a day keeps the doctor away” holds true as they are a powerhouse of vitamins and antioxidants which help you keep healthy.

Garlic: Garlic increases the overall antioxidant levels of the body. It also acts as a great detoxifying agent and cleanses the body effectively.

Green Tea: Antioxidants found in green tea fight against free radicals and hence delay the process of ageing and also promote longevity.



First Published: Friday, February 7, 2014 - 13:39

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