Top 30 Antioxidant Rich Foods, Herbs & Supplement To Include In Your Diet For Cancer Prevention


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March 22, 2017 – Health Talk: Top 30 Antioxidant Rich Foods, Herbs & Supplement To Include In Your Diet For Cancer Prevention & Long Life

According to Wikipedia, an antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals, leading to chain reactions that may damage cells.

In short, antioxidants help to protect the cell of your body from harmful chemicals.

You must keep in mind that free radicals and antioxidants are present in our bodies at all times.

Some antioxidants are produced from the food we eat while our bodies also produce free radicals.

E.g our liver produces free radicals to get rid of toxins from our body while White Blood Cells send free radicals to destroy bacteria, virus and damaged cells .

According to Dr Axe, when certain types of oxygen molecules are allowed to travel freely in the body, they cause what’s known as oxidative damage, which is the formation of free radicals. When antioxidant levels in the body are lower than that of free radicals — due to poor nutrition, toxin exposure or other factors — oxidation wreaks havoc in the body. The effect? Accelerated aging, damaged or mutated cells, broken-down tissue, the activation of harmful genes within DNA, and an overloaded immune system.

Because many of us are exposed to such high rates of oxidative stress from a young age, more than ever we need the power of antioxidants, which means we need to consume high antioxidant foods.

Before we go further, let’s take a look at the benefits of eating antioxidants rich foods

  1. Low cancer risk
  2. Detoxification: It help rid the body of harmful chemicals called toxins
  3. Slow down aging process leading to longer life
  4. Protect you against stroke and heart disease
  5. Reduce the risk of dementia
  6. Prevent vision loss or eyes disorders like cataracts.

List Of Antioxidant Rich Foods

  • Blackberries
  • Wild Blueberries
  • Goji Berries
  • Elder Berries
  • Cranberries
  • Cilantro
  • Pecans
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Kidney Beans
  • Artichoke

Top 10 Antioxidants Rich Herbs

  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Oregano
  • Turmeric
  • Thyme
  • Dride Parsley
  • Clove
  • Basil
  • Cocoa
  • Cumin

Top 10 Antioxidants Rich Supplements

  • Vitamin C
  • Frankincense Essential Oil
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Selenium
  • Astaxanthin
  • Resveratrol
  • Lutein
  • Quercetin
  • Glutathione

Note: If you must buy any of the above Antioxidant rich foods and herbs, please ensure you buy the organic ones.

[References: DR Axe, Naturally Savvy Health Journal]