What Are Antioxidants?
Types of Antioxidants
|Antioxidant or Antioxidant-producing Nutrient||Food Sources|
|Beta-carotene and other carotenoids (eg, lutein, lycopene, zeaxanthin)||Yellow/orange/red or dark green fruits and vegetables|
|Vitamin C||Citrus fruit, strawberries, red chili peppers, sweet peppers, dark-green leafy vegetables, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and strawberries|
|Vitamin E||Polyunsaturated vegetable oils, seeds, nuts, and whole grains|
|Manganese||Whole grains, legumes, avocados, grape juice, chocolate, egg yolks, nuts, seeds, boysenberries, blueberries, pineapples, dark green vegetables|
|Selenium||Meat, chicken, seafood, milk, whole grains, nuts, and vegetables|
The Link to Cancer, Heart Disease, and Aging
What Does This Mean to You?
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 08/2013 -
- Update Date: 02/24/2014 -