Foods rich in antioxidants help ease stress on body

Including foods with high antioxidant levels during a meal helps reduce the harmful effect of oxidative stress that results from eating, according to a story from foodnavigator.com.

In a U.S. Department of Agriculture study, subjects consumed foods rich in antioxidants during a meal high in carbohydrates, protein and fat. The high amount of antioxidants came from fruits such as blueberries and cherries.

Researchers have linked oxidative stress to an increased risk of diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s. To help prevent oxidative stress, the study’s lead author said about two-and-a-half servings of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables should be consumed during a typical meal, according to the story.

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