What to Eat to Prevent Aging: Foods with Useful Antioxidants

If you want to keep your skin smooth and your health strong, take care of the right diet.

Today, foods with antioxidants are considered almost a panacea. It is believed that their constant use will not only protect against many diseases but also prevent aging. If you have not yet figured out what antioxidants are good for and where to look for them, read this article.

As nutritionist Nadezhda Andreeva writes on her insta-blog, to become healthy, you should consume more antioxidants with food. It is also useful to increase the number of cofactors, thanks to which the body can produce antioxidants and enzymes on its own.

Foods that contain useful antioxidants


  • Vitamin A: liver, eggs, dairy products.
  • Vitamin C: citrus fruits, kiwi, strawberries, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bell peppers.
  • Vitamin E: walnuts, almonds, seeds.


  • Carotenoids, alpha-carotene: carrots, pumpkin, oranges, tangerines.
  • Beta-carotene: dark greens, tomatoes, apricots, mangoes.
  • Lutein and zeaxanthin: green dark leafy vegetables, especially spinach.


  • Quercetin, myricetin, caffeoyl: onions, broccoli, apples, tea, red wine, grapes (grape skin is very useful), cherries.
  • Flavonols, catechins: green and white tea.
  • Proanthocyanidins: apples, apricots, cocoa, dark chocolate.
  • Flavonols: parsley, cumin, celery, citrus products.
  • Phytoestrogens: soy, legumes, seeds, cereals.
  • Vegetable sterols: nuts, avocados, vegetable oils.
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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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