Plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables and their juices, whole grains, nuts, seeds, herbs and spices, and cacao/chocolate are the best sources. Antioxidants are also found in meat, seafood and dairy. Antioxidant-rich foods are also high in fiber, low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and good sources of vitamins and minerals. Next up –
6. VITAMIN C
Sources: acerola, goji berries, acai, oranges, berries, kiwi, mangoes, broccoli, spinach, capsicum, fermented veggies. Unlike many animal and plant species, the human body is unable to make it’s own vitamin C, and unable to store much of it. So it’s extremely important to eat a diet that provides a continuous source of Vitamin C.
Fermented Veggies made with red cabbage has close to 700 mg of vitamin C per cup! Vitamin C is an important antioxidant that protects against free radical damage and bolsters immune health.
7. VITAMIN E
Sources: unrefined vegetable oils, nuts, avocados, seeds, whole grains.