Antioxidants are prized for their amazing ability to fight heart disease, cancer, and aging. Which item tops the list of antioxidant foods? Surprise! It's the small red bean. Find out what else made the list.
By Doug Donaldson
A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found other surprises, including that russet potatoes, pecans, and cinnamon are high in antioxidants.
“The bottom line is the same: Eat more fruits and veggies,” says Ronald Prior, Ph.D., with the USDA’s Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center in Little Rock.
Keep reading for the full list of antioxidant foods and recipes.