It’s never a pleasant feeling when we look ourselves in the mirror and discover cell damage and excessive dry skin all around our faces. Similarly, when we feel out of breath right after walking a flight of stairs or having a big and indulgent lunch it doesn’t exactly bring joy to our hearts (more like hypertension).
These problems, and many more, become recurrent in our lives when free radicals invade and disarm our organisms. And it’s no joke when, apart from causing the occasional discomfort, they trigger fatal illness such as cancer and heart disease.
In the battle against this enemy antioxidants are the best weapon we have to live a healthier and happier life.
What’s an antioxidant?
An antioxidant is a molecule capable of slowing or preventing the oxidation of other molecules that produce free radicals. A free radical is an atom or group of atoms that steals vital components from our molecules and damages our cells.