Antioxidant drinks are beverages that strengthen the immune system and may even prevent development of dreaded diseases like cancer.
In simple terms, antioxidants (free radical scavengers) are nutrients that act like ‘speed breakers’ and slow down the aging process. As we all know, with age, functioning of various organs decline and the body becomes more susceptible to age related disorders. This aging effect can be significantly minimized by making antioxidants an integral part of the diet. Even in old age, one can have a youthful appearance, crystal clear eyesight and a healthy heart, if an antioxidant rich diet is followed.
Following are some antioxidant drinks that can work wonders to substantially reduce the risk of age-related problems and keep you healthy years down the line.
There are quite a few antioxidant drinks that are available under various brands and these products are touted to be health boosting beverages. These commercially sold drinks (mentioned below) rank high in antioxidant capacity.
- Jus Antioxidant drink
- POM Wonderful
- Xango Mangosteen Juice
- Zico Coconut water
- Hint Water
Tomato juice contains lycopene and vitamin C, which have excellent antioxidant properties. On the other hand, carrot juice is rich in vitamin A, so drinking it regularly promotes optimal eye health. Broccoli and spinach juices also have high antioxidant activity and therefore are regarded as natural health boosters.
Fruit juices have always been the preferred beverage as they not only quench thirst but also contribute in improving overall health. Studies show that of all the fruit juices available today, the one that contains highest level of antioxidants is the pomegranate juice. The juice is loaded with almost all known antioxidants, as found through several studies. Acai berry juice is another fruit juice that has substantial antioxidant potency. Other fruit juices that are good source of these free radical scavengers are given below:
- Cranberry juice
- Black cherry juice
- Blueberry juice
- Apple juice
The leaves of green, white and black tea is jam packed with phenols, a powerful antioxidant. However, too much consumption of tea has to be avoided, as tea contains caffeine, which can cause dehydration and fatigue.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is solely for educating the reader. It is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a medical expert.