Sunday, December 26, 2010

foods with a high ORAC rating are colourful

Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) is a standardized test adopted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to measure the Total Antioxidant Potency of foods and nutritional supplements.

This ORAC score reflects the speed and strength of the antioxidant to do its job in demolishing free radicals.
ORAC is a way to measure how many oxygen radicals a specific food can absorb or demolish.
The more oxygen radicals a food can absorb, the higher its ORAC score.

In general foods with a high ORAC rating are colourful, bright reds, greens, oranges, blues, purples, and yellows eg strawberries, prunes, spinach, blueberries, eggplant, carrots and oranges.

I plan to consider this ORAC score as well as inflammation demolishing vitamin C in my planning what foods are best to consume to "eat smart" for a person with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

For today I just plan to eat more colour food each day in a range of fruits and vegetables.

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