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Category: ANTIOXIDANTS
What Does ORAC Mean?
What Does ORAC Mean?
ORAC = oxygen, radical, absorption, capacity =
is a scientific measurement established by the USDA for calculating the effectiveness of a substance’s ability to rid the body of toxins. This tells us how much “bad” disease causing, free radical activity a healthy food can detoxify from our bodies. Unhealthy foods have none! The lowest healthy foods, such as grapefruit, measure in the 100’s. The healthiest foods, like wild blueberries and kidney beans measure in the 13,000 range, and the most powerful spices range as high as 260,000 per serving! Antioxidants are critical to good health, weight management and peak performance. You should consume foods with high ORAC values daily.
 
Top 20 antioxidant rich foods, with ORAC scores
Top 20 Antioxidant Rich Foods, with ORAC Scores:
Red bean ½ cup 13,727
Wild blueberry 1 cup 13,427
Kidney bean ½ cup 13,259
Pinto bean ½ cup 11,864
Blueberry (cultivated) 1 cup 9,019
Cranberry 1 cup 8,983
Artichoke hearts 1 cup 7,904
Blackberry 1 cup 7,701
Prune ½ cup 7,291
Raspberry 1 cup 6,058
Strawberry 1 cup 5,938
Red delicious apple 1 5,900
Granny Smith 1 5,381
Pecan 1 oz. 5,091
Sweet cherry 1 cup 4,873
Black plum 1 4,844
Russet potato 1 4,649
Black bean ½ cup 4,181
Plum 1 4,118
Gala apple 1 3,903
 
Top 10 Herb and Spice Antioxidants with ORAC scores 100g
Top 10 Herb and Spice Antioxidants with ORAC Scores (100 g):
Clove 314,446
Cinnamon 267,536
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Oregano 200,129
Turmeric 159,277
Cumin 76,800
Parsley 74,349
Basil 67,553
Sage 32,004
Mustard Seed 29,257
Ginger 28,811
 
 
 
 
 
For more information, please see me at Norwell Athletic Club (NAC).
Yours in Health,
Silke Heine,
Owner of Simplify Holistic Nutrition
(781) 883-5951
 
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