Holiday Health Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 30th December 2011 by admin in Holiday Health Challenge

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Here are the major antioxidant vitamins and their food sources.

Beta-carotene and other carotenoids: apricots, asparagus, beets, broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, corn, green peppers, kale, mangoes, turnip and collard greens, nectarines, peaches, pink grapefruit, pumpkin, squash, spinach, sweet potato, tangerines, tomatoes, and watermelon.

Vitamin C: berries, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cantaloupe, cauliflower, grapefruit, honeydew, kale, kiwi, mangoes, nectarines, orange, papaya, red, green, or yellow peppers, snow peas, sweet potato, strawberries, and tomatoes.

Vitamin E: broccoli, carrots, chard, mustard and turnip greens, mangoes, nuts, papaya, pumpkin, red peppers, spinach, sunflower seeds, and rice bran. If you buy a supplement, make sure it is a full-spectrum vitamin E, including tocotrienols and tocopherols.

Vitamins aren’t the only antioxidants in food. Other well-known antioxidants are zinc, selenium, manganese, alpha lipoic acid, N-acetyl cysteine, and glutathione. Zinc is found in red meat, poultry, beans, nuts, seafood, whole grains, and dairy products. Selenium is found in Brazil nuts, tuna, beef, poultry, fortified breads, and other grain products.

KC Craichy
The Super Health Diet

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