A simple guide to antioxidants

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A simple guide to antioxidants

Antioxidants are molecules that can delay or inhibit cellular damage by free radicals. Free radicals, which are produced as a normal part of metabolism, are highly unstable and linked to some diseases, but antioxidants can neutralise them.

Generally, antioxidants are found in plant-based foods. Here are some common ones you might recognise… and a few that may surprise you!

First published: April 2018

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