Juicifix got Anti-Oxidants.
While there are many ways to describe what antioxidants do inside the body, one definition of antioxidants is any substance that inhibits oxidation, especially one used to counteract the deterioration of stored food products or removes potentially damaging oxidizing agents in a living organism.
Antioxidants include dozens of food-based substances you may have heard of before, such as carotenoids like beta-carotene, lycopene and vitamin C. These are several examples of antioxidants that inhibit oxidation, or reactions promoted by oxygen, peroxides and/or free radicals.
(1) Research suggests that when it comes to longevity and overall health, some of the benefits of consuming antioxidant foods, herbs, teas and supplements include:
Slower signs of aging, including of the skin, eyes, tissue, joints, heart and brain.
Healthier, more youthful, glowing skin.
Reduced cancer risk.
Longer life span.
Protection against heart disease and stroke.
Less risk for cognitive problems, such as dementia.
Reduced risk for vision loss or disorders like macular degeneration and cataracts.
Antioxidants are also added to food or household products to prevent oxidation and spoilage.