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10 Fruits and Vegetables High in Antioxidants

Posted on March 31, 2011

10 Fruits and Vegetables High in AntioxidantsAntioxidants are used by the body to fight cell damaging free radicals. Research continues to reveal more and more functions of antioxidants in maintaining health. Here are ten fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants.

Blueberries
The USDA ranked blueberries highest in antioxidants out of 40 other common fruits and vegetables. Some of the antioxidants they contain are anthocyanins, phenolic, ellagic acid, vitamin C, and vitamin E.

Kale
Kale is vey high in beta-carotene, lutein, selenium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E.

Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are very high in beta-carotene, selenium, anthocyanins, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E.

Romaine Lettuce
Romaine lettuce is very high in beta-carotene, lutein, selenium, vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin C.

Shiitake Mushrooms
Shiitake mushrooms are very high in selenium and vitamin C.

Carrots
Carrots contain beta-carotene, selenium, lutein, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E.

Cantaloupe
Canteloupe contains beta-carotene, selenium and vitamin E, vitamin A and vitamin C.

Bell Peppers
Bell peppers are high in beta carotene, flavenoids, selenium, cysteine, lutein and vitamins A and C.

Tomatoes
Tomatoes are high in beta-carotene, selenium, lycopene, lutein, and vitamin E, vitamin C, and vitamin A.

Olives
Olives are high in beta-carotene, selenium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E.



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