Natural Defences: Six Superfoods

Protect your body from the damage caused by running with these antioxidant-packed superfoods

by Matthew Kadey

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Brazil Nuts

One of nature's great convenience foods, these nutritional powerhouses are often unfairly neglected in favour of almonds and walnuts, but Brazils are actually one of your richest sources of selenium.

A single Brazil provides more than 100 per cent of your daily needs. Which is good news as your body uses selenium to  create crucial antioxidant enzyme compounds called selenoproteins, which research shows work to offset free   radical cell damage caused during endurance exercise. So, go nuts.

Power up:
Chop up Brazils and toss into salads, blend with milk and seasonal fruit for a smoothie, or eat them on their own as a quick, nutritious snack.

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No cherries in the article, I thought they were on of the best natural food sources for antioxidants.
Posted: 28/09/2011 at 12:06

You've misread the article Chris,

Most antioxidants will be found in fresh fruit and veg (as it says) but this just suggests some other foods the don't fall into this category.

Posted: 28/09/2011 at 15:46

Molasses (in crysallised form as opposed to the liquid) is also excellent to simultaneously flavour and sweaten porridge. No recipe required.
Posted: 04/10/2011 at 22:17

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Posted: 10/10/2011 at 04:40

Feck off trollop
Posted: 10/10/2011 at 07:10

I get plenty of lentils but not much of the other stuff! Still I do eat plenty of fruit and veg so I hope I am covered. Not nice to think of those bloody free radicals ruining my temple .

 Thanks for the article.


Posted: 11/10/2011 at 01:22

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