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|Written by Jeff Behar, MS, MBA|
An antioxidant is a molecule capable of slowing or preventing the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation reactions can produce free radicals, which start chain reactions that damage cells.
Antioxidants play a key role in fighting free radicals, a form of oxidation that weakens cells and wears down cell's natural defenses. Antioxidants act as "free radical scavengers", preventing and repairing damage caused by free radicals. Research suggests that free radicals cause a number of health conditions and degenerative diseases associated with aging, such as:
Studies indicate that antioxidants may also enhance immune defense and therefore lower the risk of cancer and infections.
Antioxidants are substances or nutrients found in our foods which can prevent or slow the oxidative damage to our bodies. Examples include:
Antioxidants in Foods