Antioxidants are nutrients (vitamins and minerals) as well as enzymes (proteins in your body that assist in chemical reactions) that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals by shuffling energy or electrons.

They keep energy flowing in a way that prevents damage to the cells and tissue.

Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food or by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke, unhealthy diet, radiation etc.

Free radicals can damage cells and may play a role in heart disease, cancer, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, premature aging, and other diseases.

Some Antioxidant rich foods include:

  • Tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Berries
  • Beets
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Avocado
  • Red grapes

Some Antioxidant Herbs:

  • Aloe Vera
  • Billberry
  • Garlic
  • Ginkgo
  • Green Tea
  • Hawthorn
  • Milk Thistle
  • Wolfberry

Some Antioxidant nutrients include:

  • Beta-carotene
  • Lutein
  • Lycopene
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E

Antioxidant nutrients are found in many foods.

These include fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, some meats (poultry and fish) and herbs.