Even nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day may not reach the minimum recommended intake of antioxidants if one doesn’t make the right choices.
To stay out of oxidative debt we need to take in more antioxidants than we use up.
This is that laser study I talked about: Antioxidant Level Dynamics.
What do I mean by daily minimum of antioxidants? Check out Minimum “Recommended Daily Allowance” of Antioxidants.
I used a similar technique to illustrate the potent antioxidant power of spices; see Antioxidants in a Pinch.
I have a series of videos on which foods have the most antioxidants. See Antioxidant Content of 3,139 Foods, and Antioxidant Power of Plant Foods Versus Animal Foods. Note these are measured based on test tube tests. There are more sophisticated ways to measure antioxidant activity; see Anti Up on the Veggies.
Are there diminishing returns to getting too many antioxidants? See Maxing Out on Antioxidants.
So if we have that bowl of berries in the morning to meet our minimum daily antioxidant needs, can we just call it a day? See Antioxidant-Rich Foods With Every Meal.
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