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What is an Antioxidant?

Antioxidants are the substances that help in removing the potentially harmful substances called “free radicals” from our body. They prevent or stop cell damage in your body. They help in enhancing your body’s immunity.

Antioxidants are capable of promoting good health and prevent diseases too. They may help in lowering the risk for infections, heart diseases and certain forms of cancer. They can help in overcoming problems like mood disorders, eye problems, immune system problems etc.

Antioxidants have many benefits like flushing out harmful toxins from your system, boost metabolism, aids in weight loss, cleans the liver and improves kidney function, improves skin complexion and prevents wrinkles, gives you healthy nails and hair, reduces fatigue, improves your mood and so on.

Antioxidants are present in various fruits and vegetables.

12 Antioxidants with their food sources.

  Antioxidants Food Sources
1. Vitamin A Carrots, Spinach (Palak), Broccoli, Sweet Potato, Papaya, Apricot, Pumpkin, Melon, Mango etc.
2. Vitamin C Oranges, Strawberry, Guava, Pineapple, Apple, Broccoli, Cabbage, Lettuce etc.
3. Vitamin E Almonds, Sunflower Seeds, Broccoli, Pumpkin, Kiwis, Mango, Avocado, Butternut Squash, Peanuts, Spinach (Palak)
4. Lycopene Tomato, Watermelons, Pink Guava, Pink Grapefruit, Purple Cabbage (Red Cabbage), Red Bell Pepper (Red Capsicum) etc
5. Resveratrol Black Grapes, Peanuts, Pistachios, Grapes, red and white wine, Blueberries, Cranberries, and even cocoa and dark chocolate. Try resveratrol rich Antioxidant Boost
6. Allium Sulfur Compounds Leeks, onions, garlic.
7. Anthocyanins Eggplant, grapes, berries like Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry.
8. Cryptoxanthins 1. Avocado, 2. Mango, 3. Orange, 4. Papaya, 5. Peach, 6. Pumpkin, 7. Red capsicum, 8. Watermelon
9. Flavonoids Black tea, green tea, red wine, onion, Apple, citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, Grapefruit, lime etc.
10. Indoles Cruciferous vegetables such as Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower
11. Lignans Sesame Seeds, bran, cereals like wheat, oats and Barley, vegetables like cabbage and Broccoli.
12. Lutein Corn, dark green leafy vegetables such as Spinach (Palak), Fenugreek leaves.

It is best to cut and chop the fruits and vegetables for recipes as close to the serving or cooking time as some antioxidants are lost on exposure to air.


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Carrot, Tomato and Beetroot Juice
Recipe# 39018
Today

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This low-calorie combination of easily available carrot, tomato and beetroot provides large doses of fibre and vitamin a, and is a perfect way to kick start the day! the lovely colour makes it especially appealing to kids.
Healthy Broccoli Fried Rice Recipe
Recipe# 42504
14 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Bursting with protein power and the goodness of antioxidants , broccoli is a nutri-dense veggie worth including in your everyday diet. Being
Garlic Vegetable Soup (  Healthy Heart)
Recipe# 5535
25 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A sumptuous soup of mixed vegetables flavoured predominantly with garlic, this nourishing recipe is innovatively thickened with rolled oats. This not only makes the Garlic Vegetable Soup creamy, but also adds more fibre to this soup. Together, the ingredients make it a very heart-friendly concoc ....
Rajma
Recipe# 22784
23 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Rajma is one of the most popular dishes in North India. In this Punjabi delicacy, cooked kidney beans is excitingly flavoured with a wide array of ingredients ranging from ginger and green chillies to tomatoes and onions, spices and masala powders too. However, you will be surprised to see that ....
Tomato Soup, Veg Tomato Soup
Recipe# 362
22 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Who doesn’t love the tangy, appetizing flavour and creamy mouth-feel of Tomato Soup? Here is a variant with a desi touch, where the tomatoes are blended with cooked moong dal, to improve the texture and balance the flavour too. Onions, sautéed in butter, add more punch and a bit of crunch to t ....
Papaya Mango Smoothie (  Healthy Breakfast)
Recipe# 4684
16 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you do not have time for an elaborate breakfast, whip up a Papaya Mango Smoothie. It is flavourful and colourful and nutritious too, as both papaya and mango are rich in vitamins and antioxidants. This sumptuous smoothie will surely keep you satiated and energetic till lunchtime, just as though y ....
Rocket Leaves, Zucchini Red Pumpkin Healthy Lunch Salad
Recipe# 42373
30 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Juicy zucchini and scrumptious red pumpkin cubes are tossed together with mushrooms and sea salt, to make a delicious and filling salad. Vibrant rocket leaves and succulent feta cheese add to the goodness of this lunch salad, while a tongue-tickling dressing with herbs and garlic adds to the fun ....
Broccoli and Paneer Tikki ( Healthy Starter)
Recipe# 35022
16 Jul 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Broccoli and Paneer Tikki is a simple yet innovative starter that’ll brace the tummy for an exciting meal! Featuring a healthy blend of ingredients like antioxidant-rich broccoli, calcium-rich paneer a ....
Carrot and Red Pepper Juice
Recipe# 39020
11 Sep 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Drink your vegetables for a change! In addition to tasting great, this melange of carrot, capsicum and tomatoes will do great things for your eyesight. Vitamin c-rich capsicum will also help build immunity and ease stress before you set out for the day.
Papaya and Green Apple Smoothie
Recipe# 40111
31 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The delightful flavour and amazing texture of this smoothie will surely be noticed by you! An amazing blend of fruits, curds and vanilla essence makes this a real heart throb. In fact, once you taste it, this Papaya and Green Apple Smoothie will win hands down over any junky snack you might consider ....
Black Jamun Apple Drink
Recipe# 6223
31 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A filling and tasty drink made with an unusual combination of ingredients, the Black Jamun Apple Drink is a must-try recipe in the summer, when black jamun is in season. This unique drink is not strained, nor is any extra sodium introduced into it, as we have not used any chaat masala or black s ....
How To Make Karela Juice, Bitter Gourd Juice for Diabetes
Recipe# 42323
26 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Karela Juice is a boon for those with diabetes, because the high dose of insulin and other anti-diabetic substances in the karela plant help to control blood sugar levels! It is suggested that diabetic people have it first thing in the morning on an ....
Apple Carrot Ginger Honey Infused Water
Recipe# 41840
31 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Apple Carrot Ginger honey infused water has powerful combination of four ingredients which sure to detoxify and cleanse like no other. This water is rich in antioxidants, beta carotenes and multivitamins that helps cleanse the digestive system and aids the body fight diseases such as cancer. The gin ....
Palak Paneer
Recipe# 22796
25 Jun 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Palak or saag is one of the favourite leafy vegetables in north Indian households. They use the versatile palak in a variety of preparations such as raita, gravy and even kofta!
Suva Palak Methi Subzi
Recipe# 42634
20 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Do those awesome greens tempt you in the market? Go ahead and pick all of them, and pump them into a delicious dish like this to top up on nutrients like iron, folic acid and
Barley and Moong Dal Khichdi
Recipe# 40115
15 Jun 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Life can be tough without comforting khichdi to keep you company! One of the homeliest of meals, khichdi is satiating and soothing to the palate. Here’s an innovative twist, we have used fibre-rich barley to make this khichdi. A good replacement for rice, barley combines very well with moong d ....
Peanut Butter Coconut Balls, Healthy Dessert for Weight Loss
Recipe# 41606
10 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you can pass by this yummy dessert without tasting it, then there is something wrong with your sweet tooth! Made of peanut butter and coconut with a dash of cocoa, these balls are rolled in desiccated coconut to get a flaky texture and irresistible visual appeal. The good news is that the ....
Low Salt Green Pea and Basil Soup, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 22311
31 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The sweet, earthy flavour of green peas meets the herby accents of basil in this awe-inspiring recipe. We have retained the high fibre content of green peas in this soup by not straining it. This, along with the restricted use of salt, makes this soup good for those with high blood pressure. Alt ....
Beet Treat, Carrot Beet and Apple Juice
Recipe# 6201
31 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Kick start your day with this energy boosting treat. Rich in flavour and nutrients, it satisfies aesthetic as well as nutritional demands. The Beet Treat is high in carbohydrates as it contains beetroot, which is the richest source of natural sugars. Apples give this juice good body thus making ....
Papaya Melon Smoothie ( Burgers and Smoothie Recipe)
Recipe# 36259
19 Mar 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
The specialty of smoothies is that the strangest of ingredients combine well to give great results! you might never have thought of combining papayas and muskmelons, but try the papaya melon smoothie and you are sure to fall in love with this combination.
Fruit Chaat ( Vitamin C and Vitamin A Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35080
21 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A delicious and simple way to treat your skin to all the vitamin A and C that it needs! Papayas, bananas, grapes, tomatoes, cucumber and more-this yummy recipe will help you ....
Anti- Aging Breakfast Platter
Recipe# 763
29 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Start your day with this energetic breakfast platter, which is loaded with healthy, colourful and tasty ingredients that look so appealing that you cannot help drooling! Chock-full of nutritious foods ranging from fruits and sprouts to paneer, this ....
Oatmeal Almond Milk with Oranges, Healthy Breakfast
Recipe# 42153
31 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Oatmeal Almond Milk with Oranges is not a typical breakfast. It is a meal-in-a-jar that is unbelievably easy to make but exceptionally nutritious too! All you need to do is put all the ingredients into a jar, give it a shake and stow it into the fridge. After it sits there for a few hours, i ....
Jowar Kale Palak Veg Antioxidant Healthy Office Salad
Recipe# 42308
26 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This super-duper lunch salad, loaded with the goodness of millets, veggies and greens, is bound to gain you lots of compliments and enthuse your colleagues also to make a healthy shift towards salad lunches ! An exciting medley of jowar, kale le ....
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