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)