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Ranking of antioxidant foods

Spinach, cabbage, broccoli and berries are among the elect.

Antioxidants are a group of substances that prevent or block the formation of free radicals. These are the cause of aging and in the worst cases, of serious illness. Vitamin C, zinc, lutein, among others are antioxidants that are present in some foods that help neutralize the oxidizing effects of free radicals.

Among the foods rich in antioxidants we mention the spinach, cabbage and broccoli, which have lutein, a substance with antioxidant properties that prevent aging eye.

The avocado has a high content of vitamins (A, C, D, B6 and E), fibers and minerals. The berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries) have vitamin C, folate and phenolic acids which are important sources of antioxidants.

Carrots have beta carotene, a pigment that is converted to vitamin A and is a powerful antioxidant. Citrus, in addition to vitamin C have hespérida (membrane separating the segments) having such properties.

Grapes have antioxidants beneficial to cardiovascular health and also help slow aging. Onions are rich in quercetin, it helps regulate cholesterol and blood glucose. Tomatoes have lycopene, one of the most powerful antioxidants, which help prevent some types of cancer.

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