Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Antioxidant levels in some foods

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We all know that antioxidants are good for us, and chances are we know which foods are higher in antioxidants (Hint: Veggies are higher in antioxidants than cheeseburgers, if you didn't know already), but do you know what the antioxidant levels are in certain foods? No? Well, here's a short list of the levels in some common veggies, according to this post:
  • Beets, Raw -- 2774
  • Spinach, raw -- 2640
  • Broccoli, raw -- 1590
  • Cabbage, raw -- 1359
  • Carrots, raw -- 1215
  • Red Onions, raw -- 1174
  • Red Peppers, raw -- 901
  • Cauliflower, raw -- 647
  • Green Peppers, raw -- 558
  • Tomato, raw -- 337
  • Snap Bean, raw -- 290
Wow, beets. Who knew? If you could put together a salad with all of these items for dinner tonight, you'd be whoopin' some free radical butts. What do you think?

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