Antioxidant foods

Antioxidant foods

Matcha tea: This tea contains a unique, potent class of antioxidant known as catechins, not found in other foods. Most importantly, EGCG and other catechins counteract the effects of free radicals from the likes of pollution, UV rays, radiation and chemicals, all of which can lead to cell and DNA damage.

Acai Berry: This fruit is extremely high in many forms of phytochemicals and may slow or reverse the aging processes as they relate to oxidative damage. Everyone knows how powerful berries are, but Acai berries have ten times as many antioxidants as grapes and twice as many as blueberries.

Green tea:  It is rich in potent antioxidants that can benefit the body in many ways. The most known is called epigallocatechin gallate and it can stimulate your body’s metabolism and speed up weight loss.

Turmeric: This spice is rich in essential minerals, including magnesium, potassium and calcium. It’s also an excellent source of fibre, zinc, Vitamin B6 and contains healthy amounts of Vitamin C and magnesium.

Tomatoes: They provide the body with a tremendous number of natural vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6, B7, excellent Vitamin C, folate, iron, potassium, magnesium, chromium, choline, zinc and phosphorus. Tomatoes can reduce the amount of damage done to your body by smoking cigarettes or inhaling second hand smoke.

Almonds: Relatively low in calories, they have more calcium than any other nut. Rich in fibre and Vitamin E and a powerful antioxidant that helps fight dangerous inflammation.

Walnuts: Their skin is rich in phenol. Walnuts include key phenolic acids, tannins and flavonoids. The form of Vitamin E found in walnuts is somewhat unusual, and particularly beneficial. Walnuts provide an unusually high level of Vitamin E, so add them to your yogurt or salads.

Grapes: They are rich in a polyphenol called resveratrol; it is one of the powerful antioxidants which has been found to play a protective role against coronary heart disease and has antiaging effects. Anthocyanins are another class of polyphenolic antioxidants present abundantly in red grapes. These phytochemicals have been found to have an anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, as well as anti-cancer effect. In white and green grapes, we can find Catechins, another group of powerful antioxidants.