What Are Antioxidants?

Oxygen is important for life, but it also contributes to the formation of free radicals — molecules that destroy cell membranes and speed up the aging process. Fortunately, we have antioxidants — molecules designed to keep free-radical damage in check. Antioxidants help us stay young in mind and body, boost our immune system, and are easily incorporated into our diets, found in everything from fresh produce to wine and chocolate.



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