What are Antioxidants?


Antioxidants are substances that can prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals,which are unstable molecules that the body produces as a reaction to environmental and other pressures.

Free radicals cause oxidative stress which can cause cancer, atherosclerosis, and vision loss. An intake of antioxidants is believed to reduce these risks.

Foods high in antioxidants are:

- Dark Chocolate
- Pecans
- Berries
- Artichokes
- Kale
- Red cabbage
- Beans
- Beets
- Spinach