What Are Antioxidants and how Do they Help us?

  • What is an Antioxidant?
  • An antioxidant is a molecule which gives away its electrons easily to a free radical, which then disables the free radical.
  • Free radicals are molecules that damage, and therefore age cells and DNA of all sorts by stealing their electrons.
  • One way they occur is when we eat. During the process of our body converting food particles to energy or ATP.
  • So, the more we eat= the more we make extra free radicals which age our cells faster.

So try never to eat till ‘full’, eat till you are no longer hungry instead.

Published by honnutrition

Qualified Nutritionist, Health Writer, Nutritional Journalist. Nerdy with a touch of class.

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