Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down

A few examples are Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Beta Carotene and Lycopene. Think color. Fruits and vegetables with more color are usually higher in antioxidants. Herbs and spices and nuts also contain antioxidants.

Great sources of fruits:

blackberries, sweet or sour cherries, cranberries, raspberries, strawberries, prunes, plums and blueberries


artichokes, red peppers, red cabbage, green peppers and spinach

Herbs and Spices:

cloves, oregano, ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, basil, mustard seed, paprika, chile, black pepper

Nuts and Seeds:

walnuts, pecans, pistachios and flaxseed

Others include:

ketchup, tomato juice, coffee or espresso, red wine, tea and pomegranate juice