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एंटीऑक्सीडेंट रिच - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Antioxidant Rich recipes in Hindi)
એન્ટીઑકિસડન્ટ રિચ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Antioxidant Rich recipes in Gujarati)

What is an Antioxidant?

Antioxidants are the substances that help in removing the potentially harmful substances called “free radicals” from our body. They prevent or stop cell damage in your body. They help in enhancing your body’s immunity.

Antioxidants are capable of promoting good health and prevent diseases too. They may help in lowering the risk for infections, heart diseases and certain forms of cancer. They can help in overcoming problems like mood disorders, eye problems, immune system problems etc.

Antioxidants have many benefits like flushing out harmful toxins from your system, boost metabolism, aids in weight loss, cleans the liver and improves kidney function, improves skin complexion and prevents wrinkles, gives you healthy nails and hair, reduces fatigue, improves your mood and so on.

Antioxidants are present in various fruits and vegetables.

12 Antioxidants with their food sources.

  Antioxidants Food Sources
1. Vitamin A Carrots, Spinach (Palak), Broccoli, Sweet Potato, Papaya, Apricot, Pumpkin, Melon, Mango etc.
2. Vitamin C 1. Oranges, 2. Strawberry, 3. Guava, 4. Pineapple, 5. Apple, 6. Broccoli, 7. Cabbage, 8. Lettuce etc.
3. Vitamin E Almonds, Sunflower Seeds, Broccoli, Pumpkin, Kiwis, Mango, Avocado, Butternut Squash, Peanuts, Spinach (Palak)
4. Lycopene Tomato, Watermelons, Pink Guava, Pink Grapefruit, Purple Cabbage (Red Cabbage), Red Bell Pepper (Red Capsicum) etc
5. Resveratrol

Black Grapes, Peanuts, Pistachios, Grapes, red and white wine, Blueberries, Cranberries, and even cocoa and dark chocolate. Try resveratrol rich Antioxidant Boost

6. Allium Sulfur Compounds Leeks, onions, garlic.
7. Anthocyanins Eggplant, grapes, berries like Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry.
8. Cryptoxanthins 1. Avocado, 2. Mango, 3. Orange, 4. Papaya, 5. Peach, 6. Pumpkin, 7. Red capsicum, 8. Watermelon
9. Flavonoids Black tea, green tea, red wine, onion, Apple, citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, Grapefruit, lime etc.
10. Indoles Cruciferous vegetables such as Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower
11. Lignans Sesame Seeds, bran, cereals like wheat, oats and Barley, vegetables like cabbage and Broccoli.
12. Lutein Corn, dark green leafy vegetables such as Spinach (Palak), Fenugreek leaves.

It is best to cut and chop the fruits and vegetables for recipes as close to the serving or cooking time as some antioxidants are lost on exposure to air.



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