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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 Methi Subzi ( Delicious Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 3503
14 Nov 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This is a great combination of textures and fragrant, spicy flavours that has the added advantage of being quick to make. Enriched with vitamin A, iron and fibre, it is nutritious too.
Homemade Peanut Butter, for Weight Loss and Athletes
Recipe# 41116
29 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Deliciously luscious peanut butter made at home with unsalted peanuts is a great source of monounsaturated healthy fats. Yes, that means it is actually good for you! Peanut butter is also a good source of protein. Coconut oil, added to the peanut butter to get a nice nutty taste, gives you healthy f ....
Kand Tikki
Recipe# 41456
16 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Kand Tikki is a perfect recipe to try when you are bored of potato-based snacks. In a smart twist, this recipe enables you to use kand instead of potatoes to make tikkis, especially in the winter, when this root vegetable is in season and you can’t skip a visit to the market without buying some! ....
Pomegranate Tea, Turkish Tea
Recipe# 41740
08 Oct 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Pomegranate Tea is a unique Turkish beverage made by blending and straining cooked pomegranate. A dash of lemon juice adds to the tanginess of the drink, which is resplendent with the naturally bright colour and vibrant flavour of pomegranate. When making the Pomegranate Tea, allow the cooke ....
How To Make Karela Juice, Bitter Gourd Juice for Diabetes
Recipe# 42323
05 Oct 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 ....
Brain Booster, Carrot Apple Beetroot and Spinach Juice
Recipe# 6216
20 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This Carrot Apple Beetroot and Spinach Juice is perfect for the times when you need to concentrate. This brain-booster will keep your mental faculties in top gear! Beetroots, carrots and spinach contain iron, folic acid and zinc, all of which improve the oxygen-carrying power of blood and there ....
Grilled Zucchini and Carrots
Recipe# 42335
24 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Hungry kya? Try this instant snack instead of reaching out to junk foods. Grilled Zucchini and Carrots is an elegantly flavoured and healthy snack that cooks instantly. A simple snack of veggies drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with sea-salt and pepper, this is a good way to benefit from the ....
Carrot, Tomato and Beetroot Juice
Recipe# 39018
22 Sep 18

 
 
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
30 Oct 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
19 Oct 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
26 Oct 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
19 Oct 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 ....
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
20 Oct 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 ....
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