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Health Tip: Eat Your Antioxidants
And protect cells from damage

By Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- Antioxidants, found in many healthier foods, protect your cells from damage.

The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests eating these antioxidant-rich foods:

  • Eggs, milk, butter and liver, which are sources of vitamin A.
  • Colorful fruits and vegetables, which contain vitamin C. Good sources include citrus fruits, strawberries, papaya, broccoli, cauliflower, kale and Brussels sprouts.
  • Nuts (especially almonds and pecans), seeds (especially sunflower), nut oils, kale and spinach, which are good sources of vitamin E.
  • Peas, carrots, apricots, peaches, sweet potatoes, beet greens and kale, which are sources of beta-carotene.
  • Leafy green vegetables, such as spinach and kale, as well as papaya, corn, peas and oranges, which are good sources of lutein.
  • Pink and red fruits and veggies, such as watermelon, tomatoes, pink grapefruit and apricots, which contain plenty of lycopene.
  • Fortified cereals, bread, pasta, legumes, meat, fish, poultry, eggs and cheese, which are good sources of selenium.

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