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Antioxidants For Radiant Skin


There are so many benefits to antioxidants. Not only do most antioxidant rich foods taste great, they are also fantastic for your body and mind.

Just a few of the benefits of antioxidants are their anti-aging properties, their skin clearing abilities and of course, the possibility they can help prevent and repair cancer damaged cells.

Antioxidants help keep you looking younger longer.

It is a scientific fact that antioxidants can help slow down the aging process, and that in itself is reason enough to ensure you are eating the foods required to maintain the antioxidant levels required to keep you looking young.

Antioxidants clear your skin.

This is one benefit of antioxidants I can personally vouch for – since I began consuming antioxidant rich foods on a regular basis, my skin has transformed into a glowing, clear complexion. Since antioxidants fight free radicals (cell damaging agents), it is only natural that their benefits will show through on your skin.

Antioxidants and cancer

There are continual tests and studies going on in the scientific world to see just what effect, if any, antioxidants have on preventing and fighting cancer. There is no doubt that antioxidants have some effect on the cells in the body – and it is these cells which can become cancerous. So is there a link between antioxidants and cancer prevention?

Well, if you eat antioxidant rich foods regularly, these antioxidants will reduce the free radicals in your body. Free radicals damage cells and cell walls as well as the genetic material inside your cells! For this reason, nutritionists recommend an antioxidant rich diet. Your body will thank you for it in years to come!

Top Antioxidant Rich Foods

USDA scientists analyzed antioxidant levels in more than 100 different foods, including fruits and vegetables. Each food was measured for antioxidant concentration as well as antioxidant capacity per serving size. Cranberries, blueberries, and blackberries ranked highest among the fruits studied. Beans, artichokes, and Russet potatoes were tops among the vegetables. Pecans, walnuts, and hazelnuts ranked highest in the nut category.

USDA chemist Ronald L. Prior says the total antioxidant capacity of the foods does not necessarily reflect their health benefit. Benefits depend on how the food’s antioxidants are absorbed and utilized in the body. Still, this chart should help consumers trying to add more antioxidants to their daily diet.

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