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Go Green For The Antioxidant Benefits

Lutein and Indoles are Phytochemicals that are found in many green fruits and vegetables. Their potential antioxidant benefits can help keep your teeth and bones healthy, maintain vision health and lower the risk of some types of cancers.

Artichoke

Artichoke

Fat free and a good source of Iron, promotes healthy gums, and is an...">Vitamin C, this tasty veggie also contains Cynarin" title="Stimulates bile secretion creating support for the liver and digestion and positively affects cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood">Cynarin.

Asparagus

Asparagus

With 60% RDI of Folate and Vitamin B">Folic Acid, asparagus is also a great source of vitamins A and C, as well as Folate" title="Is the naturally occurring form of Folic Acid found in leafy green vegetables and fortified grains. It is also part...">Folate and Carotenoids" title="Help lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, and help preserve vision. See also Beta Carotene">Carotenoids.

Avocado

Avocado

With a healthy content of Folate" title="Is the naturally occurring form of Folic Acid found in leafy green vegetables and fortified grains. It is also part...">Folate, avocados are also one of the best sources of heart-healthy Monounsaturated Fat.

Broccoli

Broccoli

A good source of Vitamin A, this healthy green veggie is a source of Folate" title="Is the naturally occurring form of Folic Acid found in leafy green vegetables and fortified grains. It is also part...">Folate, and supplies 220% recommended daily intake of Iron, promotes healthy gums, and is an...">Vitamin C!

Cabbage

Cabbage

Contributing Potassium" title="Helps control the body's fluid balance, helps muscles contract, transmits nerve impulses and aids in heart and kidney function. Potassium...">Potassium, Folate" title="Is the naturally occurring form of Folic Acid found in leafy green vegetables and fortified grains. It is also part...">Folate and Vitamin A, as needed; found in...">Beta Carotene to the diet, half a head of cabbage also contains 70% RDI of Iron, promotes healthy gums, and is an...">Vitamin C!

Cucumber

Cucumber

Cucumbers contain Folate" title="Is the naturally occurring form of Folic Acid found in leafy green vegetables and fortified grains. It is also part...">Folate, Potassium" title="Helps control the body's fluid balance, helps muscles contract, transmits nerve impulses and aids in heart and kidney function. Potassium...">Potassium and Terpenes" title="The terpene lactones are thought to be the elements that help improve memory (that is, improve choline uptake in brain...">Terpenes, which are Phytochemicals" title="A global term for all the hundreds of chemicals that occur naturally in plants.">Phytochemicals that stimulate anticancer enzymes. They're a low-calorie source of Iron, promotes healthy gums, and is an...">Vitamin C, too. One-third of a cucumber has only 15 calories.

Green Apple

Green Apple

Eating 3 grams of soluble fiber a day can help protect against heart disease, and lower cholesterol levels. One large green apple has nearly 5 of grams soluble fiber!

Green Bean

Green Bean

With Folate" title="Is the naturally occurring form of Folic Acid found in leafy green vegetables and fortified grains. It is also part...">Folate and the Phytochemicals" title="A global term for all the hundreds of chemicals that occur naturally in plants.">Phytochemicals coumarin and Quercetin" title="A flavanoid with antioxidant qualities, which helps eliminate free radicals in the body, inhibits low-density lipoprotein oxidation, protects and regenerates...">Quercetin, which are thought to reduce incidences of cancer, green beans are also a good source of Iron, promotes healthy gums, and is an...">Vitamin C, with 10% RDI.

Green Grape

Green Grape

Green grapes contain Phytochemicals" title="A global term for all the hundreds of chemicals that occur naturally in plants.">Phytochemicals that serve as Antioxidants" title="Counteract the oxidizing (burning) effects of free radicals, harmful molecules that can cause cellular damage throughout the body. Besides leading...">Antioxidants, which are believed to prevent cell damage. Grapes also supply 25% RDI of Iron, promotes healthy gums, and is an...">Vitamin C.

Green Pepper

Green Pepper

Peppers that are deeply green in color contain bioFlavonoids" title="A group of compounds with antioxidant properties, are found in carrots, tea, citrus fruits, berries, broccoli, peppers, squash, tomatoes, soybeans,...">Flavonoids and Phenolic Acids. They're also an excellent source of Iron, promotes healthy gums, and is an...">Vitamin C!

Honeydew

Honeydew

High in Potassium" title="Helps control the body's fluid balance, helps muscles contract, transmits nerve impulses and aids in heart and kidney function. Potassium...">Potassium, sweet honeydew also has 45% RDI of Iron, promotes healthy gums, and is an...">Vitamin C.

Kiwi

Kiwi

A leading source of Potassium" title="Helps control the body's fluid balance, helps muscles contract, transmits nerve impulses and aids in heart and kidney function. Potassium...">Potassium, and a good source of Vitamin E plays a vital role in protecting the body from many chronic disorders. It may...">Vitamin E, Folate and Vitamin B">Folic Acid, Copper" title="Required for normal infant development, red and white blood cell maturation, Iron transport, bone strength, cholesterol metabolism, myocardial contractility, glucose...">Copper and Manganese" title="Apart from its uses in rare overt deficiency disorders, Manganese might have some efficacy in osteoporosis and osteoarthritis as well...">Manganese, kiwi is also high in Iron, promotes healthy gums, and is an...">Vitamin C.

Lettuce

Lettuce

Leaf lettuce offers 40% RDI of Vitamin A. Lettuce such as Romaine also contains Folate" title="Is the naturally occurring form of Folic Acid found in leafy green vegetables and fortified grains. It is also part...">Folate. These are some healthy greens!

Pear

Pear

Green pears have 4 grams of dietary fiber, along with Iron, promotes healthy gums, and is an...">Vitamin C and 201 mg of Potassium" title="Helps control the body's fluid balance, helps muscles contract, transmits nerve impulses and aids in heart and kidney function. Potassium...">Potassium.

Peas

Peas

A good source of Vitamin A, peas contain the protein Thiamine" title="Helps the body cells convert carbohydrates into energy. It is also essential for the functioning of the heart, muscles, and...">Thiamine, as well as Riboflavin" title="An essential nutrient in human nutrition and plays a key role in the production of energy. Riboflavin has antioxidant activity....">Riboflavin, Iron" title="A necessary mineral for the proper function of hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. It is...">Iron and Potassium" title="Helps control the body's fluid balance, helps muscles contract, transmits nerve impulses and aids in heart and kidney function. Potassium...">Potassium. Peas also provide 30% RDI of Iron, promotes healthy gums, and is an...">Vitamin C and a 3.5 ounce serving has only 70 calories.

Spinach

Spinach

Spinach contains 70% RDI of Vitamin A, 25% of Iron, promotes healthy gums, and is an...">Vitamin C and 20% of Iron" title="A necessary mineral for the proper function of hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. It is...">Iron. These are some healthy greens!