antioxidant-rich foods

7 Surprisingly Affordable Superfoods

Looking to stretch your food budget? These affordable antioxidant-rich foods beat out even blueberries.

By Leah Zerbe


A diet high in antioxidants does more than just ward off cancer. It fights the free radicals responsible for arthritis and other joint diseases, lung problems like emphysema and bronchitis, and atherosclerosis, the leading cause of heart disease. Though you may think that antioxidant-rich foods are limited to expensive goji berries or exotic herbs, research is identifying some dirt-cheap sources of the disease-fighting, anti-inflammatory nutrients. And they cost a lot less than exotic superberries like goji or acai.

#1: Black rice

#2: Sweet potatoes

#3: Apples

#4: Certain beans

#5: Dried cranberries

#6: Coffee

#7: Green tea

Published on: September 13, 2010
Updated on: December 22, 2011

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Once I realized how very easy

Once I realized how very easy homemade cranberry sauce can be - and how many lovely variations there are, I gave up the canned stuff forever! Last Thanksgiving I went to a family dinner and along with my infamous molasses ginger cookies I brought a pint of fresh cranberry/walnut/orange relish. There were both the canned jelly and canned whole berry sauces already on the table when I arrived, but by the end of the meal both were virtually untouched, while the last bits of my home made had been painstakingly scraped out of the container ;-)

nice tip

Thanks for the interesting tip!

Cooking BEANS

Its also very helfpful in addition to soaking the beans overnight, to add a strip of KOMBU seaweed, just about 5 inch piece, to your cooking water. I used to have the problem of intestinal difficulty and therfore gas from beans but adding the kombu completely eliminated that. It also adds even more minerals to your healthful beans! Try it!


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