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Antioxidant properties of vegetables

An antioxidant is a substance found in food that prevents or reduces damage to the cell caused by the free radicals produced during the oxidation process. The most well-known antioxidants are vitamins A, C and E and the minerals zinc, copper and selenium. Increase your antioxidants intake with 2-3 portions of these fruits per day. Increase your antioxidants intake with 3-5 portions of these vegetables per day.

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FOODMINERALSVITAMIN AVITAMIN CVITAMIN E
AsparagusGoodGood
Beans – broadGoodGood
Beans – greenGoodGood
BroccoliExcellentGoodGoodGood
Brussels sprouts ExcellentGoodExcellent
Butternut squash GoodExcellentGoodExcellent
CabbageExcellentGood
CarrotsGoodExcellent
CauliflowerGoodGood
CourgettesGoodGood
LeeksGoodGood
KaleExcellentGoodGoodGood
Pepper – redGoodExcellentExcellent
Potatoes – with skinGoodGood
SpinachExcellentExcellent
SwedeGoodGood
Sweet cornGoodGood
Sweet potatoGoodExcellentGoodExcellent
TurnipGoodGood
WatercressExcellentGoodGoodGood

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