Wednesday, July 9, 2008
What are Antioxidants?
Antioxidants are dietary substances including some nutrients such as beta carotene, Vitamins C & E, and selenium that can prevent damage to your body cells, or repair damage that has been done. Antioxidants work by significantly slowing or preventing the oxidative – or damage from oxygen – process caused by substances called free radicals that can lead to cell dysfunction and the onset of problems like heart disease and diabetes. Antioxidants may also improve immune function.