So tell me! What foods should I eat?
My favorite is CACAO! Yes, that's right --dark chocolate's main ingredient cacao contains almost four times the antioxidant power of the average dark chocolate and more than 20 times than that of blueberries. Protein, calcium, carotene, thiamin, riboflavin, magnesium, sulfur, flavonoids, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids are also present. Don't miss my simple cacao pudding recipe!
Fresh, organic vegetables, especially the green leafy ones. However, to maximize the antioxidants in vegetables, you must consume them raw. Salads and vegetable juices are the easiest ways for me. Another some of my favorites are peppers and tomatoes, which are packed with lycopene (especially when cooked).
Fruits. Fresh berries like blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, and raspberries are the best antioxidant fruits you can consume. Other examples are kiwifruit, grapes, squash, and oranges.
Green teas, especially matcha, which contains high levels of antioxidants.
Nuts. Pecans, walnuts, and hazelnuts are excellent antioxidant foods.
So tell me, what is your favorite antioxidant food?