|Posted on July 11, 2018 at 9:20 PM|
In the quest for improved health and disease prevention we are always on the search for the one superfood that promises to deliver longevity and vitality. However, truth be told, there is no one food that can be claimed to be the “magic” pill. Instead, researchers have found two key properties, known as antioxidants and phytochemicals which can decrease risk of cancers, heart disease, and other chronic medical conditions.
Antioxidants and phytochemicals are properties found in a variety of foods (particularly in fruits and vegetables) that help protect our cells from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that are thought to play a part in the aging process, some autoimmune diseases, as well as the development of cancers. Therefore, eating a diet that is rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals can help decrease the risk for chronic diseases.
Below you will find suggested foods rich in these antioxidants and phytochemicals classified by color along with health properties and benefits. Increase the color on your plate by mixing in fruits and vegetables from each color of the rainbow and you will not only improve your health but you will also add years to your life!
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