What are Antioxidants?
Antioxidants are substances that protect cells from damage caused by free radicals, which are molecules produced during normal bodily processes as well as exposure to environmental factors such as pollution and radiation.
Antioxidants can be found in many foods, including fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Some examples of antioxidants include vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, and selenium. Consuming a diet rich in antioxidants has been associated with a lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer's disease.