Looking for a magic bullet? A miracle cure? Something that will add health to your life and help you lose that fat belly? Antioxidant Girl to the rescue.
If you’re looking for the ‘magic bullet,’ then you’ve come to the right place!!! Antioxidant Girl has created a list of foods that are ‘heavy’ in antioxidants, that help to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s. And maybe even promote weight loss? You betcha!
What is an Antioxidant? An antioxidant is a molecule capable of slowing or preventing the oxidation of other molecules.
An antioxidant is a molecule that slows or prevents the process of oxidation of other molecules. Antioxidants protect the body’s cells from damage caused by free radicals.
What are Free Radicals? Free radicals are unstable molecules that are missing an electron and ‘steal’ electrons from surrounding molecules. We are exposed to free radicals all the time. Sometimes through radiation, smoke ozone and nitrous oxide, x-rays, chemicals, pollutants and saturated fats; sometimes free radicals are produced by our bodies.
Can Antioxidants help us lose weight? For one thing, foods that are ‘heavy’ in antioxidants are some of the lowest-calorie foods that are the best for you! When you feed your body with nutrient dense foods, you are naturally more energetic, strong, focused and more empowered to live a healthy life.
Here follows the USDA’s Antioxidant scorecard! A list of foods that are high in antioxidants, stop free radicals in their tracks and can help you move toward health!
Blueberries (serving size: 1 cup)
Cranberries (1 cup)
Blackberries (1 cup)
Raspberries (1 cup)
Strawberries (1 cup)
Red Delicious Apple
Red Kidney Beans (1/2 cup, cooked)
Pecans (1 oz)
Pinto Beans (1/2 cup, cooked)
Sweet Cherries (1 cup)
Walnuts (1 oz)
Hazelnuts (1 oz)
Red Cabbage (1/2 cup cooked)
Russet Potato (6 oz)
Pistachios (1 oz)
Green tea (1 cup)
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