Antioxidants are contained in what foods?

Many foods contain antioxidants. Seniors may even enjoy many of these common food items; a better way to get antioxidants as opposed to supplements.

  • Vitamin A and Carotenoids
    Carrots, squash, broccoli, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, kale, collards, cantaloupe, peaches and apricots (bright-colored fruits and vegetables!)
  • Vitamin C
    Citrus fruits like oranges and lime etc., green peppers, broccoli, green leafy vegetables, strawberries and tomatoes
  • Vitamin E
    Nuts & seeds, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, vegetable oil and liver oil
  • Selenium
    Fish & shellfish, red meat, grains, eggs, chicken and garlic

Other Common Antioxidants

Some common phytochemicals

  • Flavonoids / polyphenols
  • soy
  • red wine
  • purple grapes or Concord grapes
  • pomegranate
  • cranberries
  • tea
  • Lycopene
  • Tomato and tomato products
  • pink grapefruit
  • watermelon
  • Lutein
  • dark green vegetables such as kale, broccoli, kiwi, brussels sprout and spinach
  • Lignan
  • flax seed
  • oatmeal
  • barley
  • rye

Vitamin-like Antioxidants

  • Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
  • Glutathione

Antioxidant enzymes made by the body

  • superoxide dismutase (SOD)
  • catalase
  • glutathione peroxidase

With Age Comes Respect so feeding seniors foods containing antioxidants is just another way to keep them happy and healthy and living longer better. This is just a simple way to respect those you care for and love!


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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