Top 10 Veggies For Antioxidants

Recently I found an article on RealAge that lists the 10 top veggies for phytochemical and content. You can find the article at the link below.

Top 10 Veggies List – RealAge Tip of the Day

From a list of the most widely consumed vegetables, the order was:

  1. Broccoli
  2. Spinach
  3. Yellow onions
  4. Red peppers
  5. Carrots
  6. Cabbage
  7. Potatoes
  8. Lettuce
  9. Celery
  10. Cucumbers

If you look at that list, you’ll realize that those are the 10 most widely consumed veggies. You’d probably have to eat an awful lot of cucumbers to get a useful dosage of anything other than water. The top six are pretty decent, but nowhere near the antioxidant levels in cacao.

The researchers also rated fruits for phytochemical content. Here’s how that list came out:

  1. Cranberries
  2. Apples
  3. Red grapes
  4. Strawberries
  5. Peaches
  6. Lemons
  7. Pears
  8. Bananas
  9. Oranges
  10. Grapefruit

My personal feeling is that one shouldn’t rely on any one source for phytochemicals or antioxidants. There are so many different kinds and many of them operate in conjunction with other food components and operate on different internal systems in our bodies. We need to make sure our diets are varied and have many sources of healthful and helpful foods.

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