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Dr. Sarah Schenker's tips to get more antioxidants

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These top tips will help you get a healthy dose of antioxidants into your diet:

 

  • Even if you're not a vegetarian, try to include 2 or 3 vegetarian meals a week into your diet based on beans, lentils or pulses. For instance, you could have a carrot and lentil soup for lunch or a vegetable and bean hotpot for dinner.

  • Substitute soft drinks and diluted juices with plant-based drinks like coffee or black or green tea, which are high in antioxidants.

  • If you need a chocolate fix, choose dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa content. Dark chocolate contains more antioxidants than milk or white chocolate.

  • If you're keen on keeping fit, coffee like Nescafe is a good pre-exercise drink. The antioxidants may help keep you healthy while the caffeine boosts your performance.

 

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- Read about the benefits of green tea

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  1. 1. What are the benefits of antioxidants?
  2. 2. Where can I find antioxidants?
  1. 3. Dr. Sarah Schenker's tips to get more antioxidants

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