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Foods Containing Antioxidants and
Foods High in Phytonutrients

Foods containing antioxidants like foods high in phytonutrients can offer you more protection against free radicals that try to damage your DNA, fats, and proteins.  Phytonutrients are natural compounds produced by plants that give them their color, smell, flavor, and antioxidant properties.

In addition to plant foods, phytonutrients can also be found in the animal foods and in the seafood that actually consumed plant foods high in phytonutrients.  Some of the best known phytonutrients are carotenoids, flavonoids, and resveratrol. 

And there may be 20,000 to 100,000 different types of phytonutrients that exist.  It would be a good idea to include a wide variety of foods with antioxidants in your diet to experience the different effects of foods high in phytonutrients.

Foods Containing Antioxidants
- Foods High in Phytonutrients

 Foods Containing Antioxidants - Organic Vegetables

  • Carrots
  • Broccoli & Corn
  • Artichokes
  • Okra & Sweet Potato
  • Leeks, Garlic, & Red Onions
  • Red Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Kale & Spinach
  • Lettuce & Leafy Greens
  • Asparagus

Foods Containing Antioxidants - Organic Fruits

  • Grapes with Deep Color
  • Red, Blue, & Purple Berries
  • Citrus Fruits
  • Pomegranate
  • Tropical Fruit
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Cherries & Plums
  • Apricots, Apples, & Peaches
  • Eggplant, Tomatoes, & Peppers
  • Pumpkin

Foods Containing Antioxidants - Organic Nuts, Seeds, & Legumes

  • Pistachios
  • Walnuts
  • Pecans
  • Sesame Seeds & Flax Seeds
  • Black Beans
  • Kidney Beans & Chickpeas
  • Organic Fermented Soybeans
  • Cashews & Peanuts

Foods Containing Antioxidants 
- Foods High in Phytonutrients

Healthy Seafood/Animal Food

  • Wild Salmon & Red Sea Bream
  • Wild Crabs, Shrimp, & Lobster
  • Pastured Egg Yolks
  • Grass Fed Liver & Milk

Organic Herbs & Spices

  • Thyme
  • Basil & Oregano
  • Dill & Parsley
  • Coriander
  • Cloves & Cinnamon

Organic Miscellaneous

  • Fermented Fruits & Vegetables
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Whole Grains
  • Buckwheat
  • Capers & Mustard

  • Organic Raw Honey
  • Red & Black Reishi Mushroom
  • Mexican Wild Yam
  • Cold-Pressed Palm Oil
  • Cold-Pressed Authentic Olive Oil

Organic Drinks

  • Fresh Raw Juices
  • Noni Juice
  • Fermented Apple Cider
  • Smoothies
  • Kombucha

  • Red Wine
  • Grape Juice
  • Green & Black Tea
  • Ginseng Tea
  • Coffee

Eat Foods Containing Antioxidants Every Day!

Phytonutrients come with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  And it has been shown that foods containing antioxidants are major disease fighters.

Each phytonutrient may have different properties and offer different health benefits within the body, so consuming a "rainbow of foods" would ensure you're getting a good variety of phytonutrients. 

Also, eating these foods raw or lightly cooked helps to preserve phytonutrients and overcooking foods containing antioxidants can destroy them.

Phytonutrients are created in plants to protect them from environmental elements like the sun and insects.  Plants that are raised organically will have more phytonutrients because they will have to fight for their lives and produce enough protection for themselves.

Pesticide and herbicide laden plants are bitten less often by bugs, so they will not have to produce that many phytonutrients to protect themselves.  And these plants will come with a lot of toxins that will create free radicals in your body.  Therefore, be sure to choose organically raised foods if you want foods high in phytonutrients and foods containing antioxidants for the best health.

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