It seems like every time you turn around, there’s a new reason to eat your vegetables. The latest discovery is how certain plant chemicals, dubbed indirect antioxidants, found in some plant foods, work in the battle against cell-damaging free radicals. Free radicals accelerate aging and make you more susceptible to chronic illness. Indirect antioxidants turn ordinary protein enzymes into powerful antioxidants.
To include indirect antioxidants in your diet, eat daily servings of broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and citrus fruits and drink green tea.
(Source: Natural Health Magazine, March 2002)