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What Exactly Are Antioxidants And Where Do You Get Them?

What Exactly Are Antioxidants And Where Do You Get Them?

“Oh, cucumbers are sooo good for you, dude, they’re chock-full of antioxidants…” Yeah…but, what are antioxidants? We were left scratching our heads when posed with the question, and we’re sure many of you are in the same spot. So here we are, breaking it down for you.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT ANTIOXIDANTS ARE?

In short, antioxidants help prevent cell damage. These substances slow and, at times, reverse the effects of oxidation and oxidative stress, the continuation of which can lead to cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and other chronic diseases.

Oxidative stress can be caused by a number of things, such as stress, alcohol, cigarettes, pollution and infections. You may not feel the long-term effects of these things until it’s too late, so it’s important to nip them in the bud, and foods high in antioxidants can help with the healing process. So, yeah. antioxidants are pretty essential. Here are five foods you can add to your diet to help you keep your antioxidants in balance.

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