Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Top 10 Anti Oxidant Rich Foods

Good News Moms! Keeping kids healthy is just a few bites away.
Researchers at the University of Oslo in Norway recently examined 1,113 foods to determine which ones contained the highest concentration of antioxidants.
Antioxidants are substances that may protect cells from the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals; free radical damage may lead to certain diseases. Antioxidants interact with and stabilize free radicals and may prevent some of the damage free radicals otherwise might cause.
So, just add some tasty berries or bell pepper to your child’s plate and you offer a delicious snack AND an added health benefit.
Make sure your grocery cart has one or more of these super foods in tow:
1. Blackberries
2. Artichoke Hearts (boiled)
3. Red Cabbage (cooked)
4. Cranberries
5. Strawberries
6. Red Bell Peppers (cooked)
7. Water-packed Canned Sour Cherries
8. Raspberries
9. Frozen Spinach
10. Blueberries

1 comment:

alyson g. said...

Hi Beth,

You forgot Acai berries! Truly the most remarkable, powerful antioxidant around. You should check out Monavie (look at Lori D.'s Chocolate Chicken blog). I started drinking it about a year ago and after over 20 years of vegan, mostly organic living ... I can honestly say that Monavie is the smartest thing I have ever added to my diet.