Most people are aware of a link between antioxidants and a lower risk for some cancers. Now recent studies indicate that women who consume antioxidant-rich foods also have a lowered risk of heart attack.
Researchers as the Karolinska Institute, based in Stockholm, Sweden, recently reported that women who consume foods high in antioxidants, including roughly seven daily servings of produce, were 20 percent less likely to experience a heart attack over a span of 10 years. This link seems to apply only to the consumption of whole foods and does not indicate the same benefits from supplements.
Just one more reason to add spinach, broccoli, berries and beans to the menu.