The Top 10 Superfood Antioxidants
What Are Superfoods?
When it comes to superfoods, what do you think of? Do you think about Popeye when he ate a can of spinach?
Or Noodle soup when you think of Po from Kung Fu Panda?
Superfoods, which are foods that possess powerful benefits for your health, are all around us.
There are many different fruits, vegetables, and spices that exceed the antioxidant power of your normal carrots and peas.
Fruits, such as oranges, bananas, and strawberries, may have far less antioxidant power than Black Raspberries or even Maqui berries.
Although the list may be extensive, these are the top 10 superfoods antioxidants you should be getting more of.
In order to match the amount of antioxidant power found in the following 10 foods, you would need to eat buckets of blueberries, a grove of oranges, a case of bananas, and unlimited strawberries.
Not only would you be eating for days on end …
Eating other fruits and vegetables may be quite expensive and may not even help reach the antioxidant power found the following 10 foods.
The Top 10 Antioxidant Superfoods
A lot of foods are considered superfoods, due to the benefits they may exert on your health.
However, not all superfoods are created equal. Some may be stronger than others, which could have a much bigger impact on your health..
Most superfoods with high ORAC scores have been shown to be the strongest at preventing free radicals damage, which could impact your health in many ways.
Preventing damage from free radicals may prevent chronic diseases, boost your immune system, and could even give you anti-aging benefits.
In case you didn’t know, the ORAC scoring table determines how much antioxidant (and anti-aging) power a food has.
The higher the number, the more powerful the food is.
Here are the top 10 superfoods that may improve your health and slow the aging process:
ORAC score: 3,290
Goji berries have been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine to help with many different ailments. They contain many different antioxidants, but one in particular has been shown to hold tremendous power over free radical damage. The antioxidant, Lycium Barbarium polysaccharide, may help contribute to the Goji berries impressive health benefits. Goji berries also contain 11 essential amino acids, which is higher than most berries.
ORAC score: 4,479
Pomegranates get their deep, red color from the high concentration of polyphenols, a powerful antioxidant, found in this fruit. Pomegranate juice is 3x more powerful than red wine and provide 40 percent of your daily value for vitamin C. Pomegranate juice may scavenge free radicals, protect cells, and reduce inflammation.
- Black Beans
ORAC Score: 8494
Black beans are in the legume family, and pack a powerful punch on digestion. Due to the high fiber content found in black beans, you may see better digestion, regular bowel movements, better appetite control, which could help stimulate weight loss.
ORAC Score: 4,669 to 9,621
Low in calories and high in fiber, blueberries make a perfect fruit to snack on. Besides the low calories, blueberries contain high levels of vitamin C, vitamin A, manganese, and various other nutrients. This tiny berry packs a powerful antioxidant punch, thanks mainly to the anthocyanins found in blueberries. Blueberries may increase the antioxidant levels in your body.
- Black Chia Seeds
ORAC Score: 9800
These tiny black seeds, closely related to mint, pack quite the nutritional punch. They are a prized food, mainly due to chai seeds ability to provide sustainable energy for the rest of your body. Just one once of chia seeds contains 11 grams of fiber, calcium, 4 grams of protein, magnesium, and phosphorus. The antioxidants found in Chia seeds may protect your body from free radical damage that may contribute to aging and diseases such as cancer.
ORAC Score: 13,970
This popular spice possesses a high amount of antioxidant power. Oregano contains the antioxidants, carvacrol and thymol, which have been shown to reduce damage associated with free radicals. The addition of oregano to other superfoods may only increase the antioxidant levels in your body.
- Black Raspberries
ORAC score: 13,220
These dark-colored berries may have one the highest concentration of anthocyanins, which just happens to give this fruit its dark color. This tiny fruit may have both anti-inflammatory properties, and may also have vasoprotective properties. Black raspberries contain ellagic acid, gallic acid, and rutin, which help contribute to the health benefits of Black raspberries. This food may be 3x higher in antioxidant power compared to blueberries.
ORAC Score: 102,700
Acai berry are grown deep in the rain forest in South and Central America. The dark hue of this popular superfood comes from the high levels of anthocyanins. Unlike other superfoods, the antioxidants in Acai berry are well absorbed by your body, leading to higher antioxidant levels. Contrary to popular opinion, the acai pulp may be a better source of antioxidants compared to acai juice.
ORAC score: 127,068
Turmeric is a popular spice and it used in many Indian dishes. The power of Turmeric comes from the high concentration of curcumin, a strong antioxidant and a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. There are some downsides, however, to using Turmeric. It may be poorly absorbed in the bloodstream, therefore additives such as black pepper (piperine) may be used to increases the absorption. Turmeric also contains bioactive compounds that may prevent cancer, heart disease, and other chronic disease and, when absorbed, may dramatically increase your antioxidant levels.
- Indian Gooseberry (Amla)
ORAC score: 261,500
By far, the “king” of superfoods, Indian Gooseberry, also known as Amla, has routinely topped the list as the go-to superfood. Packed with tons of vitamin C, Amla has been shown to reduce the risk for heart disease, cancer, and may even reverse type 2 Diabetes. It may also flush toxins from your system, is one of the best natural remedies for your hair and skin, and may also slow down the aging process by reducing the impact of free radical damage.
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- Kevin DiDonato