What exactly are antioxidants?

So, you've heard that tea is a great source of antioxidants...but what exactly are they?

Antioxidants are components that help to protect cells from harmful “free radicals”, known as oxidants. Free radicals occur naturally in the body as a byproduct of the respiration process and can bring about cell damage. Antioxidants help to prevent this cell damage, which can contribute to ageing and a number of chronic diseases, including cancer and heart disease and strokes. Green and black teas are exceptionally high in antioxidants!

 


Nico Basson
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