Top 5 Antioxidant Rich and Delicious Foods
Antioxidants are all the rage these days! In case you have been living under a rock, antioxidants are the chemicals naturally contained in certain foods that help your body avoid the negative effects of oxidative stress, which is basically rust occurring on the inside of your body. 

By eating a healthy amount of these foods, you will get your recommended allowance of antioxidants. However, some people may have the impression that all of the healthy foods do not taste good and are not interesting enough to it. This could not be further from the truth. Take a look at this list of the healthiest and most delicious antioxidant rich foods that you should be eating in 2014.

1. Coffee
Coffee is loaded with naturally occurring antioxidants. Studies have shown that two to three cups of coffee a day is associated with lower levels of disease. Of course, it is equally true that coffee contains a large amount of caffeine, which is also associated with nervousness, anxiety, and higher blood pressure. We recommend keeping your coffee intake to a maximum of 3 cups a day to get the antioxidant benefit of this wonderful elixir.

2. Red wine
Red wine has been made for millennia and is one of humanity’s oldest and most delicious drinks. Not to mention expensive – antique bottles of red wine can reach into the thousands of dollars! Who knew that such a popular and delicious beverage was also healthy for you? Doctors are now recommending that adults drink a glass of red wine with their dinner in order to capture the benefits of the antioxidants in this drink. These chemicals are heart healthy and lead to living a longer and happier life. Wine also has the benefit of being a mild depressant which can help with stress.

3. Citrus fruits
Citrus fruits are loaded with vitamin C, which is one of nature’s strongest antioxidants. Vitamin C is a naturally occurring essential element for human beings, and is involved in all kinds of bodily functions. We need to replenish our body’s store of vitamin C every day. However, a glass of orange juice is a great way to take advantage of these antioxidants.

4. Hibiscus tea
Noted as a “zinger” kind of tea on the box, making tea from the hibiscus plant is one of the best ways to get your body’s store of antioxidants. It actually contains a higher concentration of antioxidants than green tea, which is renowned by scientists for being healthy and having a huge number of healthy antioxidants. It tastes a little tart at first, so we recommend adding a small amount of honey to your hibiscus tea for a great flavor.

5. Blueberries
Wild blueberries have some of the highest antioxidant contents compared to all known foods in the world. Their antioxidants are contained in the skin of the fruit, which also give them their distinctive color. Enjoy these on cereal or by the handful!

With these fruits in mind, you will be well on your way to having some heart healthy antioxidants in the new year. Happy eating!

Author Bio;
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