According to the National Institutes for Health, “Antioxidants are man-made or natural substances that may prevent or delay some types of cell damage. Diets high in vegetables and fruits, which are good sources of antioxidants, have been found to be healthy; however, research has not shown antioxidant supplements to be beneficial in preventing diseases” [emphasis by FRESH].
Wait. Supplements are not beneficial? Yes, you read that correctly. Studies show the human body processes and absorbs antioxidants from real whole food far better than supplements. By eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables, your body gets a wide range of antioxidants to help it stay healthy and strong.
For the Rainbow Dinner game and other tips, check out The Whole Kids Foundation’s article, Better Bites.