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The Antioxidant Guide

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    Since that article was written in 2004, it's been discovered, to researchers dismay, that anti oxidants are NOT the miracle they were hoped to be, helpful yes, but not cureable to diseases, and not magical!! Don't be so picky, just eat more unprocessed foods........if you like them, that is.
  • I shall enjoy my 2-ingredient peanut butter raisin cookies all the more now. hahaha Thanks a bunch. What a grape list. My humor is drying up here. hahaha That puts a new wrinkle on things.
  • I think the first and most important step to understanding antioxidants is spelling the word correctly in your headline image.
  • I just found out the coffeeberry has 625 times the antioxidant capacity than the "mighty" blueberry. I get it daily in my coffee, nutritional drink and my energy drinks!
  • This list could have been prepared far better. Half a cup of oranges? This is half of a large orange. What are the calories for each? Raisins are rich in antioxidants, but rich in calories too. Prunes are more modest in calories. Plums seem to be too low in antioxidant content, but that is only for 1 plum. 4 plums would be 4 times that, so better than prunes actually. Berries are low in calories and high in antioxidants, but their prices usually are pretty high. I would also put typical price ranges for each entry.

    A list must allow a proper comparison of various aspects of nutrition, calories included.
  • Totally learned a great deal from this article! Love most of everything on the list....great article.
  • Wow! Who knew prunes were so high!
  • Think green smoothies!
  • great to see that blueberries are near the top of the list for antioxidants - they're delicious (I just wish they were cheaper!)
  • Thank you for this article. I just went to the store for a few things, and picked up a big bag of kale greens. I love it, just never think to buy it.
  • What would have been more clear to say is that the process of "heating" has to do with the temperature used. "cooked" means anything over 110 degrees - dehydration is a very slow - low level heat which does not "cook" but dries which is why it still has a high level of antioxidant.

    I am a Xocai distributor of Health Dark Chocolate and we spend a GREAT deal of time addressing antioxidants because we are the category creator of high-level antioxidant HEALTHY dark chocolate whose ORAC scores are in the 15,000's based on independent Brunswick Lab scores... so me? I eat well AND I eat three pieces of chocolate a day to get my necessary antioxidants. It's a dream come true and I feel FABULOUS!
  • I find it funny that it says heat kills some antioxidants in the foods, but both raisins and prunes have more antioxidants as dried out (read: heated) versions of their fresh counterparts grapes and plums.
    I buy frozen berry mixes @ Aldi's its so simple (and less expensive) to add to your morning cereal, on top of ice cream or anything in between.

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