Antioxidants are present in a number of foods that we consume on a daily basis. But the quality of the antioxidants found in different foods varies according to how fresh they are and how they are stored, so we need to eat as much fresh and unprocessed produce as possible. To get our quota of vitamin A, we need eggs and dairy products; for vitamin E, we need vegetable oils, peanuts, broccoli, spinach and avocado ; and for vitamin C, we need citrus fruits. We should also eat carotenoids, which are found in carrots, peppers, tomatoes, melons, apricots, kale, peas, courgettes and lettuce. Drinks-wise, coffee, chocolate (hooray!), tea and red wine (double hooray !) contain beneficial polyphenols.