Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 10 Best Cleansing foods in terms of Antioxidant Properties

The American Chemical Society Publication “Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry” ( has released a list of the Top 10 foods based on their anitioxidant properties. The report was actually compiled by the USDA and released in this publication. The Top 10 was compiled from a list of 100 foods studied. It was also concluded that foods grown organically (without pesticides or genetic engineering) instead of conventionally where the use of chemical agents is allowed showed higher amounts of vitamins and minerals. So with out further adieu here is the list (Note also these foods are full of fiber which is beneficial to regular bowel movements and intestinal tract health).

  1. Small Red Beans (Dried)
  2. Wild Blueberries
  3. Red Kidney Beans
  4. Pinto Beans
  5. Blueberries (cultivated)
  6. Cranberries
  7. Artichokes (cooked)
  8. Blackberries
  9. Prunes
  10. Raspberries

If you enjoy Mexican entrees be sure to go heavy on the beans and light on the cheese, tortilla (full of lard and refined white flour), sour cream, and sauces which may contain Mono Sodium Glutimate. I love Mexican food and find it quite easy to order a “salad” with multiple beans, corn, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and lettuces. Very tasty and it’s easy to avoid the “bad” part of the entrees. There really is no easier way to enjoy Berries than with a fresh bowl of oatmeal (I like to top mine off with a small amount of Organic Rice Milk). On an interesting side note while it’s very easy to find Organic Berries, most berries – blueberries and cranberries in particular require the use of little or no pesticide as insects seem to avoid them. It should also be noted that there are hundreds of micronutrients in berries that work together to help cleanse and strengthen your body. So for the same reasons you would eat orange peel rind (the white part) and not just taje a “Vitamin C” tablet in order to get the full benefit of the “C Complex”, or a “Vitamin A” supplement which would exclude the 100’s of other Carotene substances, you should wash and eat the whole food skin and all for the most benefit. If the food is not organic then go ahead and peel it first as most grocery store foods are heavily sprayed with preservatives and waxes to make it look better under the store lights. I would also suggest purchasing a juicer (You may need a couple of types of juicers for different types of foods) for foods which are difficult to eat in quantity. We’ll cover this more in a different area. For now just try to work into your diet organic whole foods that contain Antioxidants.

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