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The Top 20 Antioxidant-Packed Foods

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  • Dried beans you have control over how they are processed. You control salt content and you can even try sprouting, but use organic and it takes awhile for the bigger beans. By using dried beans you also save on environmental waste, and you control the serving sizes better. I soak most of mine overnight and then brink to a boil for 20 min and drain the water, this reduces the gas production. I then put fresh water on to boil and cook them until they are the consistency you want. some like them all mushy, some like them in the bean shape, just make sure they are fully cooked first. - 12/11/2014 1:56:51 PM
  • ETHELMERZ
    Latest research shows scientists are disappointed in anti-oxidants, they are showing up to not be the "be all and end all" that they were first thought to be. So enjoy those foods, but don't expect them to do miracles, either. - 11/1/2014 2:17:30 PM
  • I'm doing pretty darn good! I love berries! - 11/1/2014 9:03:44 AM
  • Best description of anti-oxidents I have read! - 9/30/2014 1:17:52 PM
  • CELLA_P
    I was so surprised to learn about the antioxidant richness of the beans! And, it was reassuring to see that the foods I've really grown to love - artichokes and berries among them - have, over the past several years since I lost my 80 lbs., become real favorites, too. Great news! - 8/11/2014 9:01:02 PM
  • ETHELMERZ
    Regarding the Acai berries, so far, the only research done on them was done by the companies that process them, NOT any real research has been done, yet, so you have to take any thing touted with a grain of salt. Plus, researchers are sort of disappointed lately that anti oxidants are really not doing all the things that they had hoped they would do, after all. Antioxidant research has to go on for another 30 yrs. to see if they really can do very much. - 8/11/2014 3:27:44 PM
  • DZPUPS
    Can anyone explain the difference in using dried beans vs. canned ??? Is there that much difference and if so what and why. Curious.. Thanks - 8/11/2014 9:35:56 AM
  • So happy to see pecans, artichokes and blackberries on this list - 4/15/2014 8:29:53 AM
  • Anorther berry is missing from this list: Acai. It is packed with antioxidants more than most other foods. You can buy it in frozen puree packages from most stores. I make Acai Bowls with tem but some people use them for smoothies too. - 11/18/2013 2:33:38 PM
  • Keep in mind that your best course of action is to lower your need for anti-oxidants in the first place.

    Eating grains actually INCREASES your need for anti-oxidants - they reduce absorption of most minerals. Less grain, better absorption.

    If you eat low carb, you need much less vitamin C because carbs and vitamin C are in competition for absorption. - 11/18/2013 10:30:16 AM
  • Thanks for sharing. Info and recipes! - 11/11/2013 6:32:51 AM
  • Wondereed what antioxidants were!!! - 11/4/2013 5:41:54 PM
  • I am a freak for kidney beans. I put them in all my soups that I can, and all my dinners. I just need to try them on a salad. YUM - 11/4/2013 2:41:24 PM
  • This was very informative!

    I eat a lot of this stuff...my favorites are strawberries and blueberries when they are in season...a half a cup of each in my oatmeal each morning. One thing I need to incorporate into my diet are beans. - 11/4/2013 9:16:25 AM
  • Now I have a better understanding of antioxidants. Thank You. - 11/4/2013 7:42:48 AM

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