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What are some foods high in antioxidants?

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Grapes, berries, nuts, dark green vegetables and beans are some foods high in antioxidants. Others include tea, sweet potatoes, fish and whole grains. These foods are also rich in vitamins and minerals.

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Dark-colored grapes and whole grains contain phytochemicals that lower the risk of cancer and heart disease. Berries and sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins and minerals that strengthen the immune system and prevent cell damage. Nuts and fish contain healthy fats, omega-3 and selenium that prevent inflammatory diseases while dark green vegetables are high in kaempferol, which helps dilate blood vessels and fight cancer.

Tea contains anthocyanin and proanthocyanin phytochemicals that fight inflammation and block cell damage. Other high-ranking antioxidants are beans, cranberries, artichoke and prunes. Others include red apples, black plums and pecans.

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