One of the best ways to keep diseases at bay is to make sure your diet is abundant in antioxidants. Although our bodies produce antioxidants, it’s best to keep your supply at maximum rates, especially if you want to guard your cells against damage caused by free radicals.
Because when free radicals build up, it can easily lead to oxidative stress, the main culprit of various health conditions such as heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes. In other words, the leading causes of death in our country.
Luckily, following a diet with plenty of antioxidant sources can prevent many chronic diseases, including those we’ve mentioned earlier. Scientists even use certain tests to measure the antioxidant content found in foods; one is the FRAP test (the ferric reducing ability of plasma). And that’s what we are going to highlight in this article.