Good reasons to eat more antioxidants

Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals — molecules produced when your body breaks down food or is exposed to tobacco smoke and radiation. Free radicals may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases.

Antioxidants protect the body from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals. Many experts believe this damage is a factor in the development of blood vessel disease (atherosclerosis), cancer, and other conditions.

What fruits are high in antioxidants?

  • Prunes. Black plums have 4,873 total antioxidants
  • Raisins. Similarly, red grapes have 2,016 total antioxidants per serving, and raisins contain 2,490.
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Oranges
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Plums
  • Strawberries

Antioxidants are a crucial part of optimal health. Antioxidants, found in fruits, vegetables and tea, help your body fight free radicals and can protect you from a number of diseases.