How are antioxidants rated?
There are many factors to look at ...
Firstly, are we talking about what’s the Best in General?
Or, what’s best for you?
For Best in General, there is nothing to-date that states that one antioxidant is better than another. It can be rated by the strength of the antioxidant. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that only “strong” antioxidants will give you the best "effectiveness".
Antioxidants should also be considered in terms of:
After all, antioxidants work best as a group
and, different “groupings” are best for different situations. Some are also more effective with the support of non-antioxidant nutrients, such as selenium - the Network Boosters.
The strength of the antioxidants can be measured by ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity).
For Best for Oneself, these are some of the factors to be considered:
All in all, do bear in mind that moderation is still key, and that, any “best prescription” is still dependent on the best diagnosis. Even with the best diagnosis, you still need to be mindful of the risks and benefits of any “prescription”.
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So, while we are on the subject of what are the best antioxidants, and since antioxidants exist is a lot (if not most of our foods), I thought it might be of interest to some folks, to know what are the best antioxidants in our foods.
Many literature propose different “best of” for each category.
I will attempt to provide the “best of” in each of the category - based on the reasons proposed in each of the literature and websites. However, because antioxidants are relatively new (nutrients) “discovery”, it is still evolving as more and more are being discovered, and the lists will change with new developments.
Do bear in mind that while the following are the Top 10s or Top 5s :
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, antioxidants work best as a group.
For now … presenting …
10 Best Antioxidant Vegetables
Antioxidants Nuts and Seeds
10 Best Antioxidant Herbs and Spices
5 Best Zoochemical Antioxidant
Antioxidant Supplements (to be added in the near future ...)
other “best of” category, the lists will increase, as time goes by ...
Types of Antioxidants >
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