Strawberry buckets for webIn “Eat This and Live!” the author, Don Colbert, MD,  writes about a research study on the top 20 antioxidant foods. The study is from the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry and it tested the antioxidant power of hundreds of foods. Antioxidants are powerful substances that fight free radicals that cause illness. When you eat these foods, you help fortify your body.

Top Twenty Antioxidant Foods

1. Mexican red beans (dried)        11. Strawberries

2. Wild blueberries                         12. Red Delicious apples

3. Red kidney beans                       13. Granny Smith apples

4. Pinto beans                                  14. Pecans

5. Cultivated blueberries               15. Cherries

6. Cranberries                                  16. Black plums

7. Artichokes (cooked)                    17. Russet potatoes (cooked)

8. Blackberries                                 18. Black beans (dried)

9. Prunes                                           19. Red plums

10. Raspberries                                20. Gala apples

Which food on the list will you add to your diet this week? Strawberries are in season now and at peak flavor!