For sure you heard about antioxidants and their importance for health and beauty. More and more people are being conscious to eat in healthy way for their well-being Read this post to learn what antioxidants are, which are their benefits and where can you find them.
What are antioxidants?
An antioxidant is a molecule that prohibits the oxidation of other molecules. The chemical reaction of oxidation produces free radicals that cause cell damage or death.
Free radicals are continuously formed in the body caused by factors like: pollution, stress, exposure to the sun, smoking, processed food and medicines. They accelerate the aging process and increase the risk of diseases (diabetes, heart disease, cancer etc). The antioxidants role is to neutralize them and stop the oxidation reaction.