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Antioxidants-what is it…

 

Humans breath, and when doing that the body gets oxygen. This is common knowledge for everyone.  But one things that some are not aware of is the oxygen has a by-product attached to it. A so called free radical. A free radical can be many things, but some example of what is can be is shown in the drawings above. It can be air pollution, but also stress. Free radicals have been linked to many health diseases: diabetes and cancer just to mention some.

So what has this to do with antioxidants?

Antioxidants neutralize the free radicals, protect them if you will, they are free radical scavengers. The more antioxidants you have in your body, the more free radicals get eliminated every day.

Did you find this interesting, and want to read more:

Antioxidants

What it is

 

 

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