Foodie Friday: Antioxidants

You’ve been told to make sure to eat foods that are rich in antioxidants, but why?

“A diet rich in antioxidants is thought to have a beneficial effect on reducing cardiovascular disease,” says Dr. Martin Bress. Sounds straight-forward enough, but which foods are richest with antioxidants? Foods rich in antioxidants tend to be colorful berries and vegetables, which is good news for the foodies of Instagram. The list of foods that qualify is long, but Dr. Heidi Fowler’s list is great starting point:

  • Goji berries
  • Pomegranates
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Prunes
  • Raisins
  • Raspberries
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Spinach

Want to get your antioxidant fix? Try this quick and easy recipe:

Sophisticated Summer Salad

Prep time: 10 min

Cooking time: 0:00

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup arugula
  • ½ cup chopped purple cabbage
  • ¼ cup chopped beets
  • 2 Tbs cup blue cheese crumbles
  • Handful of sliced raw almonds

Dressing:

  • 2 Tbs cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbs olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper

Instructions:

  1. Arrange ingredients in a salad bowl
  2. Whisk the dressing ingredients and pour over the salad

Enjoy!

By: Maya Gilliss-Chapman

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