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Top 14 Antioxidant-Rich Foods For Super Health Benefits

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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.”

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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.

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4:13PM PDT on Oct 29, 2011

thanks

5:18PM PDT on Sep 20, 2011

Knew these!

1:45PM PDT on Sep 20, 2011

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1:20PM PDT on Sep 1, 2011

Red wine, blueberries, and green tea are high in antioxidants. There’s another superfood you should know about called the Aroniaberry (chokeberry). It is native to North America and contains one of the highest levels of antioxidants – anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins of any fruit. These powerful berries have been utilized for years because of their overall health and wellness benefits. Learn more at www.superberries.com. - Rachael

4:40AM PDT on Sep 1, 2011

Thanks for sharing this informative article.

11:19AM PDT on Aug 30, 2011

Thanks

10:00AM PDT on Aug 30, 2011

great info

6:40AM PDT on Aug 28, 2011

I love the cinnamon at Pacuigo Gelato in Forest Park, IL! It was delicious! Thank you!

10:47PM PDT on Aug 27, 2011

green tea, blueberries, tomatoes,soy and salmon are part of my daily diet, so have to add some extras, thanks for good article!

9:43AM PDT on Aug 26, 2011

Thanks for the info.

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