An antioxidant is a molecule that helps slow or prevent oxidation of other molecules which can produce free radicals.
Free radicals attack molecules by capturing electrons thereby changing molecular structures…starting chain reactions that damage cells.
An antioxidant works by “giving up” an electron or electrons to other molecules, stopping or preventing the free radical and the chain reactions, thus has a stabilizing effect.
Although oxidation is a natural process in the body, especially in the citric acid or Krebs cycle which helps generate usable energy, oxidation in other forms can be detrimental to overall health.
Vitamin C & E, fruits and vegetables are great sources of antioxidants.
To distill the above mumbo-jumbo…remember…Foods that are rich in antioxidants help stabilize stuff going on inside and promotes health.
– Dr. Vik, The Culture King