This week’s article gives a summary of the top 10 antioxidant rich foods for dry eye, which you easily can add to your diet.
Over the last few weeks we have looked at what antioxidants are, antioxidant rich food groups and the spices that contain the most antioxidants. If you now have started adding some of these to your diet you should hopefully see the benefits of it going forward. Don’t go wild with this though. The idea is to have a healthy and balanced diet, not eat as much of antioxidant rich foods as possible. If you really are interested in overhauling your diet then try seeing a nutritionist.
I have started thinking about my own diet and even though I believe I already eat quite healthy there are always areas that could be improved. Mostly, for me, I think it comes down to replacing for example white carbohydrates with whole grain. Another area, where that can be improved is spices. I have for example started using a little bit of cinnamon in my coffee in the mornings which I find works pretty well.
In the future it would be really interesting to compile a full list of healthy “dry eye foods”. I am sure that is something that could benefit all of us. As soon as I have some time I will have a look at that, and as always keep you updated.
Back to today’s topic then. The top 10 antioxidant-rich foods are:
1. Small red beans (dried)
2. Blueberries (wild)
3. Red kidney beans
4. Pinto beans
5. Blueberries (cultivated)
7. Artichokes (cooked)
This is all according to a study published in the May 2004 issue of Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Over 100 different types of fruits, vegetables, nuts, spices, cereals and other foods were tested which resulted in a final list of 20.
If you are keen on learning more the same study published the remaining 10 in the top 20 list.
Spot 11-20 with the highest antioxidant capacities are:
12. Red Delicious apples
13. Granny Smith apples
15. Sweet cherries
16. Black plums
17. Cooked russet potatoes
18. Dried black beans
20. Gala apples
It is important to know that most antioxidant rich food lose some of their potency if prepared. That’s why it is better to eat apples rather than apple pie.
It would be interesting to hear more about if you have made any changes to your diet, or what you eat for that matter. Please write a few lines below and tell me more. I would really like to hear from you.
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