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What types of foods are rich in antioxidants?

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Do your immune system a favor and pack more fruits and vegetables on your plate. They're loaded with nutrients, called antioxidants, that are good for you. Add more fruits and vegetables of any kind to your diet. It'll help your health. Some foods are higher in antioxidants than others, though.

The three major antioxidant vitamins are beta-carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E. You’ll find them in colorful fruits and vegetables, especially those with purple, blue, red, orange, and yellow hues.

From: Super Foods for Optimal Health WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

WebMD Medical Reference: ''Antioxidants -- Topic Overview;'' ''Spring Allergies;'' "Vitamins and Supplements Lifestyle Guide;" and "Food Sources for Vitamins and Minerals."

U.S. Department of Agriculture: ''Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Foods.''

MedicineNet: “Vitamin and Calcium Supplements.”

National Institutes of Health: ''Facts About Dietary Supplements: Zinc;'' ''Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Selenium;'' ''Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Vitamin A and Carotenoids;'' and ''Vitamin E.''

Oregon State University Micronutrient Information Center: ''Vitamin C.''

Scott Berliner, supervising pharmacist, Life Science Pharmacy, Harriman, NY.

WebMD Health News: ''Can Celery Help Cut Brain Inflammation?''

WebMD Features: ''Health Benefits of Tea'' and ''How Antioxidants Work.''

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on October 18, 2017

SOURCES:

WebMD Medical Reference: ''Antioxidants -- Topic Overview;'' ''Spring Allergies;'' "Vitamins and Supplements Lifestyle Guide;" and "Food Sources for Vitamins and Minerals."

U.S. Department of Agriculture: ''Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Foods.''

MedicineNet: “Vitamin and Calcium Supplements.”

National Institutes of Health: ''Facts About Dietary Supplements: Zinc;'' ''Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Selenium;'' ''Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Vitamin A and Carotenoids;'' and ''Vitamin E.''

Oregon State University Micronutrient Information Center: ''Vitamin C.''

Scott Berliner, supervising pharmacist, Life Science Pharmacy, Harriman, NY.

WebMD Health News: ''Can Celery Help Cut Brain Inflammation?''

WebMD Features: ''Health Benefits of Tea'' and ''How Antioxidants Work.''

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on October 18, 2017

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