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Antioxidant Foods

Updated: Nov 20, 2021

We talked in a previous blog post about how food can impact your PD progression. Foods containing antioxidants can be important to include when looking at your diet.

Antioxidants work to get rid of free radicals. These are substances that are harmful to our cells. Eating these foods can also help boost your immune system and help with your mood and energy. This sounds like a win-win!

You may be wondering what types of food have antioxidants? Here is a shopping list:

  • Coffee and green tea

  • Dark chocolate (80% or higher cacoa)

  • Fruits - apples, bananas, berries, grapes, oranges, peaches, pears, pomegranates, melons

  • Vegetables: artichokes, asparagus, beets, bell peppers, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, garlic, kale, lettuce, mushrooms, okra, onion, potatoes, spinach, squash, tomatoes

  • Legumes: black beans, chickpeas, kidney beans, lentils, peas, pinto beans, cannellini beans

  • Nuts and seeds: almonds, pecans, pine nuts, walnuts, ground flax seeds, hydrated chia seeds, pumpkin seeds

  • Soy: edamame, soybeans, tofu

  • Red wine: in moderation (5 ounces per day or less)

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