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Garlic, Linseed and Other Superfoods
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What are superfoods?

superfoods - antioxidants, phytonutrientsThe term "superfoods" is basically a catch-cry for any foods that have high levels of various antioxidants or any other valuable nutrients which are essential for maintining good health (such as essential fatty acids) and so these foods are listed as superfoods because they have may more nutritional value (in terms of health) than other foods.

Antioxidants are potent free radical scavengers that stop the oxidisation that happens in the body and potentially have far reaching health effects. The antioxidants in plants are called phytonutrients (or phytochemicals), which basically means "plant nutrients".

While the list of the foods with the highest levels of antioxidants does change from time to time, the list below is one which shows the foods that are considered to be in the top 10 of high-antioxidant foods.


Benefits of superfoods

Foods rich in potent antioxidants have the following health benefits:


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Last reviewed: 5 April 2007 || Last updated: 17 July 2008


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NOTE: Mega doses of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, or other supplements cannot cure illnesses and in fact can be very dangerous and produce toxic side effects and interfere with medicine you are taking. Always ensure you consult your doctor before taking any type of nutrient supplement.
Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.

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