Antioxidant list - Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA)

nutrition scientists created a list of measured antioxidant levels in fruits, vegetables, nuts, dried fruits, spices, and cereals. Several types of beans, berries, and apples appear frequently on the list. The top twenty foods, which interfere with or prevent damage from free radicals according to the USDA, are:

  • small red beans,
  • wild blueberries,
  • red kidney beans,
  • pinto beans,
  • cultivated blueberries,
  • cranberries,
  • artichokes (cooked),
  • blackberries,
  • prunes,
  • strawberries,
  • raspberries,
  • red delicious apples,
  • granny smith apples,
  • pecans,
  • sweet cherries,
  • black plums,
  • russet potatoes (cooked),
  • plums,
  • black beans

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Two powerful antioxidant foods that did not make the top 20, surprizingly enough,are spinach and concord grape juice. Olive oil and garlic did not make the top 20 , either. Not to mention the pomegranate. Can't figure that one out.

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