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Prolonged oxidative stress leads to increased risk of negative health outcomes, such as cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer and many other diseases. 

It is also thought to contribute to the aging process. Hence is the importance of Antioxidants to nullify the effect of Oxidative Stress and to promote health.

Thus Antioxidants cause healthy ageing or even may delay ageing. Antioxidants are essential for the survival of all living things. The human body even generates its own antioxidants, such as the cellular antioxidant glutathione. Antioxidants are found in all foods of plant and animal origin. Getting antioxidants from foods is important. Health benefits associated with a diet rich in plants is, at least partially, due to the wide diversity of antioxidants they provide. 

Meat products and fish also contain antioxidants but in smaller amounts compared to fruits and vegetables. Then there are plenty of other good sources of antioxidants e.g. green tea, coffee and dark chocolate.
Here is a list of a few important dietary antioxidants:

  • Vitamin C: One of the most important water-soluble antioxidants and an essential dietary nutrient.
  • Vitamin E: The main fat-soluble antioxidant that plays a critical role in protecting cell membranes against oxidative damage.
  • Flavonoids: A large group of antioxidants found in plant foods. They have many beneficial health effects
    The above substances can serve various other functions that are not related to the antioxidant activity.

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Elaine Magee has named the following groups of foods as the Superrich foods, because in addition to antioxidants they are also rich in vitamins ,minerals and nutrients of various kinds.

  1. Red, and other colored Grapes
  2. Blueberries
  3. Red Berries
  4. Nuts
  5. Dark Green Veggies
  6. Sweet Potatoes and
  7. Orange Vegetables
  8. Tea and coffee
  9. Whole Grains
  10. Beans
  11. Fish

Good sources of some specific antioxidants are in the following foods.

  • Allium sulphur compounds: Leeks, onions and garlic.
  • Anthocyanins: Eggplant, grapes and berries.
  • Beta-carotene: Pumpkin, mangoes, apricots, carrots, spinach and parsley.
  • Catechins: Red wine and tea.
  • Copper: Seafood, lean meat, milk and nuts.

Above is not the complete list of the antioxidants nor of the various kinds of foods having different antioxidants, vitamins, nutrients or minerals.
Diet needs a detailed planning based on the individual requirements where many other factors like weight, disease; dietary habits, region, religion and lot more need considerations. It is advised that the individual may kindly contact the nearby clinic of the Indian Association of Age Management for the Age.

Role of Dietary Supplements in Age Management
Nothing like the natural foods which carry good number of necessary elements of diet. A particular food may not have all the elements required to achieve optimum health, thus it is advised that besides having proper calories in the  diet, it should also have optimum amount of nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidant particularly in old age. Besides diet life style and exercises of different kinds also play a great role for healthy ageing.