Is Your Food High In ORAC Score?

Is Your Food High In ORAC Score?

Following a proper diet is one of the best home remedies for pimples. Since Diet plays a very crucial role in preventing pimples & its aggravation. But it’s not only diet but ORAC score of the food which counts & helps pimple cure.

Our human body has developed various systems to eliminate free radicals (reactive oxygen species) from the body, but it isn’t 100% efficient. ORAC score is Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity which calculates the total antioxidant capacity of food in-vitro. Higher the ORAC score, higher the absorbance capacity. This kind of food fights inflammation in the body, which exactly occurs during acne problem. There are various lab tests which quantify anti-oxidant capacity & ORAC is one of the best methods.

So if we give you two choices, Food A which has ORAC score of 1050 & Food B which has ORAC score of 5000, which one will you choose? You should choose Food B, this will help fight reactive oxygen species beneath your skin & is nature pimple cure.

Acne Diet or pimple diet should contain food with high ORAC score. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables are an excellent source of antioxidants. Some minerals and vitamins also have a role as dietary antioxidants. These include vitamin C (ascorbic acid), Vitamin E and its isomers, Selenium, Carotenoids, Isoflavones, Flavonoids and Proanthocyanidins. Spices & herbs also are a part of high ORAC score.  Hence consuming right antioxidant-rich food is the best pimple treatment one can get.

ORAC score of few common foods are mentioned below, as mentioned in U.S. Department of Agriculture database per 100mg:


Spices & herbs Orac
Oregano dried 16572
Cinnamon 14324
Rosemary dried 11220
Clove 11140
Basil dried 56685
Cumin seeds 47600
Turmeric 44776
Sage 32004
Marjoram 27297
Peppermint 13978
Ginger 9154
Fruits Orac
Raspberries 19220
Raisins 10450
Pears 9496
Blackberries 5802
Blueberries 4633
Cherries 3730
Apples, raw, without skin 2567
Lemon 1346
Apricots 1078
Banana 730
Others  ORAC 
Baking chocolate,unsweetened, squares 49093
Chocolate syrup 6330
Tea, green, brewed 1253


All the values are H-ORAC (Hydrophilic ORAC)

So increase the consumption of high ORAC score food will resolve your pimples faster. All these foods are best home remedies for pimples one can follow. Have an acnefree day!

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