Dawlin, “Have you had your ORAC’s today?” “Wait… What? What is an ORAC?”
Did you know that by the year 2050, nearly one-third of the U.S. population is expected to be over age 65. Preliminary research supports early findings that millions of aging people may be able to guard against diseases or dementia simply by adding high-ORAC foods to their diets. This could save much suffering, as well as reduce the staggering cost of treating and caring for the elderly.
The oxygen radical absorption capacity (O.R.A.C) test is a scientifically controlled set of experiments developed by the United States department of agriculture (USDA) and Tufts University to assess the antioxidant potency of foods and beverages. The results of the ORAC test helps to standardize, quantify, and objectively compare different foods and beverages for their antioxidant potency.
Top antioxidant foods O.R.A.C. units per gram (umolete/g:)
|Shade-grown Japanese Matcha green tea||1384.00|
|Red bell peppers||7.10|
Have you had your ORAC’s today?
Bon Appétit mon chéri!