Summer is the perfect time to add more antioxidants to your meals! We’ve all heard about antioxidants, but what are they really? According to the National Cancer Institute, antioxidants are chemicals that interact with and neutralize free radicals. In other words, antioxidants can help fight the effects of these damaging free radicals. Our bodies naturally create some antioxidants, but we rely on food for the rest of the antioxidants we need.
Examples of foods with antioxidants include: tomatoes, berries, peaches, kale, plums, bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, cantaloupe, corn, spinach, cherries, nuts, wheat, brown rice, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, legumes, chicken, eggs, garlic, onions, salmon, tuna, dark chocolate, artichoke hearts, ground cloves and many more.
Here’s a colorful three course meal that is rich in antioxidants and easy to make. Enjoy!
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