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Antioxidant Foods Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Antioxidant Foods.

The Benefits of Berries

Isn’t it wonderful when something that tastes so yummy is also good for you? That’s what you get when you enjoy the delicious, sweet flavor of berries. The pigments that give berries their deep red, blue, black and purple hues are powerfu...  Read more

The Unbounded Power of Whole Grains

Using a new method, researchers have discovered that whole grains like corn, whole wheat, oats and brown rice can have as much–or more–antioxidant, anti-cancer activity as vegetables and fruits. Previously, the antioxidant potential o...  Read more

The Top 20 Antioxidant-Packed Foods

If you’ve ever made a fruit salad, you probably know that squeezing lemon juice onto the apples, pears, and bananas will keep the fruit from turning brown.  This brown color happens because of a process called oxidation—a reaction be...  Read more

The Antioxidant Guide

Are you sitting down? Here’s some alarming news: Researchers are discovering that functions as basic as eating and breathing produce dangerous substances in our bodies called free radicals. We’ll skip the organic chemistry lesson and simp...  Read more

Supplement Questions Answered

Q: Will carnitine help me lose weight? A: In theory, carnitine, a derivative of the amino acid lysine, could be a good weight loss supplement because it helps move components of fat into the area in cells where they are burned. There is, howev...  Read more

Food Bank Donations
Updated 7/21/2014 4:10:17 PM

My employer does a food drive to support the local food bank several times a year. I am wondering what other people donate. My typical donations include things like: bags of rice dry beans canned veggies pasta soup tuna canned chicke...  Read more

start tracking food
Updated 7/20/2014 5:35:19 PM

try eating more salads and yogurts...  Read more

FOODS - A to Z
Updated 7/20/2014 6:28:36 PM

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same foods or variety??
Updated 7/21/2014 2:29:15 PM

I find that when I'm trying to lose weight, one strategy that works is to rely upon a relatively small repertoire of dishes that I know to be tasty, healthy, filling. I generally eat the same breakfast each day (oatmeal and a piece of turkey sausage...  Read more

Foods that travel well and stand up to heat
Updated 7/24/2014 10:54:27 PM

We helped some friends move today and worked our backsides off! I have no idea how much I burned, but am glad I burned a lot. It's hot here - south Alabama - even with the cold front and rain that came through so when deciding if I should pack my l...  Read more

Protect Your Heart & Arteries

Too Much fat clogs your arteries. Eat these foods Dark, rich 86% COCOA contains phenols, the same heart-protecting substance found in red wine AND DOES NOT AFFECT CHOLESTEROL. Lycopene, IS A compound that gives tomatoes their color, acts like an a...  Read more

Sprinkle Flax & Wheat Germ on Everythinggg

Add Flaxseed & Wheat Germ to your oatmeal, yogurt, baked goods, everyyything!! Flaxseed is a great source of essential fatty acids and is loaded with vitamins and minerals. It also contains antioxidants. Wheat germ is full of folic acid and also has...  Read more

CHOCOLATE LOVERS UNITE!!

Are you PASSIONATE about chocolate? Do you see it as a food group?! Join other Chocoholics for discussions, recipe-swapping, & help in keeping this important food group alive!...  Read more

Food Showdown: Which Berry is Higher in Antioxidants?

By now, you've probably heard about antioxidants, the wonder molecules that may help prevent cancer and other chronic diseases. In recent years, many exotic, antioxidant-rich foods like goji berries, mangosteen, and acai have cropped up in the me...  Read more

We Drank It: POMx Iced Coffee

When we heard that the pomegranate juice purveyor POM was selling coffee, we were intrigued and slightly perplexed. Pomegranate isn't a fruit flavor that we thought would mix well with coffee. What would it taste like? Why mix coffee and pomegranates...  Read more

10 Antioxidant foods to remember!

1. Antioxidants are the key to healthy eating. Which foods pack the most nutrients? Blackberries Researchers at the University of Oslo wanted to know which foods have the highest concentration of antioxidants, the natural chemicals in food that m...  Read more