Organic Food and Antioxidants

A recent study conducted at the University of Barcelona found that organically grown tomatoes contain higher levels of antioxidants than conventionally grown tomatoes. These antioxidants, polyphenols, are associated with the prevention of cardiovascular and degenerative diseases and some forms of cancer.

The study has many people talking about how other kinds of organically grown food may contain higher levels of antioxidants than their conventionally grown counterparts. Organic farming doesn’t use nitrogenous fertilizers, which forces plants to activate their own defense mechanism: more antioxidants.

We decided to share some resources so you can learn more about organic foods and which ones have the most antioxidants to keep you healthy.

Organic Authority provides more information about antioxidants and organic food, and gives a brief shopping guide to get you started. This next resource highlights fruits and vegetables that are highest in antioxidants, while Heart Healthy Living provides the top 10 antioxidant foods.

Be sure to explore all of the different options to find out your favorite source of antioxidants.

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