Antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene help protect your body from chronic conditions like heart disease and cancer and improve your overall health. They are also a key component of many plant-based foods, so you can easily get more of them into your diet.

If you increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables to five to eight servings daily, you'll consume a good amount of antioxidants each day. The following table shows some common foods, including lots of fruits and veggies, that are rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene.

[Credit: Photo © Jokanovic]
Credit: Photo © Jokanovic
Antioxidant-Rich Foods
Vitamin C Vitamin E Beta-Carotene
Asparagus Almonds Broccoli
Broccoli Mustard greens, Swiss chard, spinach, and turnip and collard greens Cantaloupe
Cantaloupe Peanuts Carrots
Cauliflower Sunflower seeds Cilantro
Grapefruit Kale, spinach, and turnip and collard greens
Green and red bell peppers Romaine lettuce
Spinach, kale, and collard greens