Antioxidants are essential in boosting the immune system, fighting free radicals, reversing the signs of aging and providing more energy. There are a variety of foods rich in antioxidants such as sweet potatoes, spinach and apricots. Another great source of antioxidants is blueberries. However, a new study suggests if you are looking for the highest level of antioxidants in blueberries, you may want to munch on those that grow wild in Mexico, Central and South America.
According to a report published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, these blueberries offer even more protection again cancer and other diseases than the blueberries grown in the United States. These berries are referred to as neotropical and were found to have significantly more antioxidants than the ones commonly offered in US grocery stores.
If you can’t get your hands on the neotropical variety of blueberry, consider trying a supplement from Dr. Newton’s Naturals that combines 20 of the most powerful antioxidants in the world. Ultimate Reds is a nutrient-rich concentrated drink mix that provides your recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables.
Ultimate Reds ingredients include blueberries, Acai berries, beets, bilberries, black currants, carrots, cherries, cranberries, grapes, elderberries, luteins, lycopenes, mangosteens, pomegranates and much more. Just because you can’t get down to Mexico doesn’t mean you have to miss out on a potent source of antioxidants.