Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against free radicals, which may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food or when you're exposed to tobacco smoke or radiation.
Your body has its own antioxidant defenses to keep free radicals in check. However, antioxidants are also found in food, especially in fruits, vegetables, and other plant-based, whole foods. Antioxidants such as the following are found in these foods:
- Beta-Carotene and Lutein
- Vitamins A, C and E
- Lycopene and Selenium
There are a number of other substances that can act as antioxidants as well, and these include CoQ10, glutathione, and other things like phenols, flavonoids, lipoic acid and polyphenols. Antioxidants have been thought to help with everything from eye and vision health to cognitive health, heart health, and much more.
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