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The Antioxidant Diet: Top Foods And Supplements

There are lots of discussions about antioxidants, but not a lot of clarity. We often hear that antioxidants are a key to good health. While this is true, it’s only part of the story. Not all antioxidants are created equal. However, by better understanding oxidation (the damaging force that antioxidants combat), we can make the best possible choices to limit oxidative harm.

Studies show that maqui berries are rich in antioxidants and anthocyanins

Maqui is a tree that is native to the temperate rainforests of Chile and certain regions of southern Argentina. Its sweet-tasting berries, which resemble blackcurrants in size and color, have been consumed by Mapuche Indians for hundreds of years. Indeed, Mapuche warriors have attributed their renowned stamina and vigor to their consumption of maqui berries. Let's take a closer look at the nutritional profile of these little-known fruits and find out why Chile's indigenous people hold them in high regard.

Watercress Lessens Exercise-Induced Oxidative Stress

Reactive oxygen species are produced as a normal by-product of a range of body functions, and are produced in greater quantity as a result of high-intensity exercise. Watercress is a green leafy vegetable that is high in antioxidant compounds.