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Issue #014-- The Top 20 Antioxidant-Rich Foods
July 23, 2004

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JULY 23, 2004 Issue #014


1) The Top 20 Antioxidant-Rich Foods
2) Healthy Recipe of the Month
3) Your Healthy Eating Support Group Tip
4) Healthy Products and Services

The Top 20 Antioxidant-Rich Foods

Antioxidants are substances that help to prevent free radical damage to the cells in YOUR body. Excessive amounts of free radicals contributes to cancer, heart disease and aging, as well as other diseases.

In a study done by the USDA, more than 100 different kinds of foods were evaluated for their antioxidant capabilities.

Here are the top 20 foods that their tests showed to be the richest in antioxidants. Eat a variety of these foods everyday.

  1. Small red beans (dried)
  2. Wild Blueberries
  3. Red kidney beans
  4. Pinto beans
  5. Cultivated Blueberries
  6. Cranberries
  7. Artichokes (cooked)
  8. Blackberries
  9. Prunes
  10. Raspberries
  11. Strawberries
  12. Red delicious apples
  13. Granny Smith apples
  14. Pecans
  15. Sweet cherries
  16. Black plums
  17. Russet potatoes (cooked)
  18. Black beans (dried)
  19. Plums
  20. Gala apples

There are a wide variety of different antioxidant compounds. The greater the variety of antioxidant-rich foods that you eat, the greater the antioxidant protection you will receive from these nutrition powerhouses.

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your comments or questions about this discussion. I cannot answer each question individually, but I will attempt to address questions in the next newsletter.

Healthy Recipe of the Month

Fruit Smoothie

1-2 cups vanilla or original rice dream*
1 frozen banana
1 whole large fresh or frozen peach
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Put all ingredients in a blender or vita mix and blend till smooth.

* depending on how thick you want it

Your Healthy Eating Support Group Tip

This is a great time of year for eating watermelon and other varieties of fresh melons. Remember to wash the skin of the melon before you eat it, to avoid contaminating the flesh of the fruit with mold that may be on the skin.

Healthy Products and Services

2004 Edition
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Healthy Eating Coaching
If you would like personal, one-on-one help to get yourself eating healthfully, I offer healthy eating coaching/nutritional consulting services by telephone. The first session is free. You just have to pay for the call.

To schedule your no charge evaluation, send me an e-mail with NO CHARGE EVALUATION in the subject line. Tell me what your concerns are, what times you are available, and what time zone you're in. I will send you an e-mail with your appointment date and time, and the phone number for you to call.

Written by Christine H. Farlow, D.C.
Your Personal Online Healthy Eating Coach
(c) copyright 2004

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