Tomatoes, add to the list. Dr. Kathleen Hall, a stress/work-life balance expert, founder and C.E.O. of The Stress Institute says, “Tomatoes cooked in soups, sauces or ketchups reduce the risk of prostate cancer and other cancers of the digestive tract. Tomatoes contain a powerful antioxidant called lycopene. A Harvard University study found that middle aged women, who consumed high levels of lycopene for an average of 5 years, were 30 percent less likely to develop heart disease than women who got far less of the antioxidant.”
Red wine is the only alcoholic beverage that makes the list. “Red wine contains bioflavonoids, phenols, resveratrol, and tannins, which have antioxidant and anticlotting properties; raises HDL cholesterol,” says Kate Flanigan-Sawyer, reviewing medical officer for the Occupational Health Division of the Dept. of Health and Human Services, and CEO of Colorado Prevention Consultants, LLC.
Dr. Kathleen Hall, C.E.O. of The Stress Institute recommends:
Strawberries. Strawberries promote heart and circulatory health by reducing artery damaging inflammation according to a study by Gene Spiller, Ph.D. of the Sphera Foundation in Los Altos, CA
Black Tea. Black tea may help protect against various forms of cancer, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, and rheumatoid arthritis, reports Dr. Jack Bukowski and other researchers at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. They found that drinking 20 oz. of tea every day for two weeks doubled or tripled the immune system’s output of an infection fighting substance called interferon gamma.
Top 14 Antioxidant-Rich Foods For Super Health Benefits originally appeared on AgingCare.com