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Where do antioxidants come from?

Antioxidants are produced naturally by your body and are also found in fruits and vegetables. Common compounds that function as antioxidants and their sources are: Vitamin C - commonly found in citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables, berries and papaya; Vitamin E - commonly found in seed-like cereal grains, plant oils, nuts and eggs; Beta-carotene - commonly found in dark green leafy and orange-colored vegetables; Selenium - commonly found in fish, lean meats, grains and Brazil nuts; Resveratrol - commonly found in dark-skinned grapes and red wine, and; Phytochemicals - commonly found in soy beans, tea, apple, onion, cocoa and herbs.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 06 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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