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What are the Highest Antioxidant Juices?

Laura M. Sands
Laura M. Sands

Among the best antioxidant juices are blueberry juice, strawberry juice, acai berry juice and grape juice. As natural sources of antioxidants, homemade healthy juices are simple to prepare and antioxidant fruits can be combined to create tasty, healthy juices. Many use antioxidant juices as a natural way to fight the damaging effects of free radicals, which can lead to a host of diseases, such as cancer, heart disease and arthritis.

Antioxidants contain polyphenols that work hard at conquering free radicals, which would otherwise destroy cells throughout the body. Nature provides excellent sources of antioxidants, such as is found in fruits and vegetables, to prevent this destruction from happening and to provide a way to counteract free radicals when they do attack. By consuming antioxidant vegetables, fruits and antioxidant drinks, a person can drastically reduce the risk of developing a degenerative disease and slow the body’s aging process, in general.

Blueberries are rich in antioxidants.
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants.

Blueberries are among the best sources of antioxidants available. The skin of the blueberry, in particular, is high in antioxidant properties and experts recommend that the fruit’s skin always be included in the juice to obtain a maximum effect. Blueberry juice is not as easily found on grocery shelves as other fruit juice varieties, but whole food grocers and health food stores that carry antioxidant juices usually offer blueberry juice. Blueberry blended juices can also be made at home using fresh blueberries combined with other fruits for added flavor.

Strawberry juice.
Strawberry juice.

Grapes are also naturally high in polyphenols, which makes this fruit one of the best ingredients for powerful antioxidant drink. Purple grapes are the best variety, but other grape varieties are also good ingredients for antioxidant juices. Experts warn that consumers should carefully read fruit and vegetable juice labels to be sure that pure juices are purchased instead of flavored drinks that contain other additives and are high in sugar.

Both fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants.
Both fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants.

The acai berry hails from the Amazon rain forest and is considered to be one of the highest antioxidant sources in nature. The actual fruit is not always available in stores for home juicing. Acai berry antioxidant juices are regularly sold in stores and made available through online merchants, however.

Fresh strawberries can be used to make powerful antioxidant juices. Often, antioxidant fruits, such as the strawberry, are combined with other fruits like bananas or oranges for a flavorful blend. Strawberry juices and smoothies are easy to prepare at home and strawberry blended juices are commonly found in grocery stores.

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@alisha-- Your 'fad health trend' comment about acai berry products might be partly true, because in reality, acai berry juice has *less* antioxidants than blueberry juice. But neither one of these are bad juices, there still one of the highest antioxidant containing juices available.

Both acai berry and blueberry actually come from the same family, they both have antioxidants and all the health benefits that come with that. Acai berry also has some other nutrients like Omega 6 whereas blueberry has anthocyanins which protects the cells.

So, in terms of antioxidants, blueberry is better than acai berry. But overall, they're both good and healthy.


Has anyone tried acai berry juices and drinks? I've been hearing a lot about it. I think some popular names like Oprah Winfrey started this trend of drinkin acai berry juice and taking acai berry extracts for health. It apparently has a lot of antioxidants in it and helps people lose weight too.

I'm wondering how accurate this information is. Does acai berry really have more antioxidants than the more common fruits like blueberries and strawberries? Will I get some extra benefits from it? Or is this another fad health trend?


A great tip I learned about antioxidants in fruits is that fruits with darker reddish colors have the most antioxidants. So grapes, blueberries, pomegranates are high in antioxidants for that reason.

That's why when I'm picking out fruit juices or fruits to make juice at home, I use this rule to get the most antioxidants possible.

I think pomegranate juice is very good and it's been advertised a lot lately too. The juice is pretty expensive at the store but a little goes a long way. I generally pick up a bottle and put a little bit in other fruit juices daily to add more antioxidants to my diet.

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