Foodie Friday: 4 Superfoods From Your Grocery Store

While grains, seeds and berries from faraway places get all the superfood press, here are four nutritional superstars that are available at your local grocery store. These antioxidant-rich foods help protect a body’s healthy cells from those renegade cells known as free radicals—can give your immune system a boost and may even reduce your risk of certain cancers.

Eating a variety of plant foods can help ward off chronic diseases and boost your overall health. It’s also a smart way to add more antioxidant power to your diet.

Here’s the scoop on four antioxidant-rich foods from your local grocery store, and how to enjoy them.

Red Beans
Packed with fiber and protein, red beans are a particularly good source of anti-oxidants like flavonoids.
Enjoy them: In a fresh corn salad with tomato, red onion, cilantro and lime juice or puréed into soup with marinara sauce, lemon and garlic.

They are loaded with the antioxidant powerhouse vitamin C, and flavonoids like flavonols and anthocyanidins.
Enjoy them: Over field greens tossed with balsamic vinaigrette or simmered with lemon juice and served over low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt.

One of the top antioxidant vegetables around, artichokes also are high in fiber, folate, niacin and magnesium.
Enjoy them: In an antipasto salad or a soup, or as a pizza topping paired with pesto and sundried tomatoes.

Dried plums contain antioxidant phenolic compounds like chlorogenic acid..
Enjoy them: With chopped apples over oatmeal or in trail mix with nuts and dark chocolate chunks.

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