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Are you Consuming Enough Foods High in Antioxidants?

Think blues, greens, and purples. Dark rich colored foods include lots of healthy and valuable antioxidants. These antioxidants get into our system and help fight off dangerous elements that can break down our healthy cells. Antioxidants in our diet slow down the breakdown of healthy cells. They remove free radicals from the body that can cause cell damage, which can cause serious illness.

20 Foods High in Antioxidants

Your body loves when you eat foods high in antioxidants. So eat plenty of the foods on the list below because these can help to keep you healthy and your immune system robust.

Vegetables: Broccoli, spinach, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, asparagus, lettuce, artichokes, sweet potatoes, collard greens, kale, pumpkin.

Fruits: Blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, raspberries, strawberries, plums, sweet cherries, goji berries.

Eat Lots of Fresh Fruits and Dried Fruits

Many fruits are high in antioxidants, and dried fruits often have an even higher antioxidant ratio. There are many pre-packaged dried fruits available to carry with you as a snack. The more antioxidant-rich foods you eat, the better. Just watch out for the sugar content and avoid dried fruits with processed sugar added for sweetness. Most health food stores and organic sections in supermarkets will have more healthy pre-packaged snacks.

Include Herbs and Spices in Your Cooking

Herbs and spices are great for not only making food taste great, but they are very healthy for your body and digestion as well. Many are antioxidant-rich, including turmeric, parsley, curry powder, cinnamon, and onion. Herbs have many healing powers and antioxidants, including peppermint, oregano, dill, and basil. So season away when cooking chicken, vegetables, seafood, and everything else.

I hope these helpful tips will motivate you to think about what you’re putting in your body. If you would like help getting back in shape or maintaining a healthy weight, get in touch with Ellen Bari Fitness for personal training classes. Ellen Bari Fitness offers in-home individual training sessions and Virtual personal training sessions. 

We work with all levels of training, from very low impact to high impact. We’ll design a customized training program just for you, to meet your exact needs and desires. Ellen Bari is a certified master trainer working in Montgomery County Pennsylvania. We serve Blue Bell, Ambler, Conshohocken, Plymouth Meeting, Skippack, Springhouse, Fort Washington, Dresher and more.

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