C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.

One of the most essentials for health is natural antioxidants found in food. These are measured as ORAC units, Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity.

Eating adequate High ORAC Foods :

  • Raises anti-oxidant power of the blood
  • Improves memory
  • Prevents most diseases, including heart disease and cancer
  • Prevents Alzheimer’s
  • Protects telomeres
  • Improves ENERGY

The average American consumes only about 1250 ORAC’s!! Optimal is at least 10,000 units daily as one of the few natural ways to keep your telomeres healthy and your free radicals low! Now if you want to get it all in one serving, try a teaspoon of  ground cloves for 10,000 units. On the other hand, one teaspoon of Askinosie Cocoa Nibs has 15,280 ORACS!! I actually eat a tablespoon every morning!! Or you could get 10,000 units in 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Or about 4 teaspoons of cocoa.

Other ways to get 5000 (The minimum to stop serious daily deficiency!):

3 oz of prunes

6 oz of raisins

12 oz  of fresh strawberries

9 oz blueberries

one oz of pecans

7 oz of broccoli or leaf lettuce

14oz of spinach

Remember that 5000 units is MINIMUM and 10,000 or more is optimal.  For those on the run or those who will not eat that many fruits and veggies, you could get over 5000 ORACS with two tablespoons of Mistica (R) and one scoop of Core Greens (R). Three tablespoons of Nature’s Best Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate will give over 5000 units.

BUT THE KING OF ORACS is Askinosie Cocoa Nibs!

By far the BEST and Least Expensiveway to get ORACS!!

Or for the best dark chocolate bar with nibs


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