What are antioxidants and where can we find them?

Antioxidants are substances that are found in food and in vitamin and mineral supplements. They can neutralise free radicals in your body. What are free radicals? They are the byproduct of chemical reactions inside your cells and some can be harmful to the body.

The best way to get a healthy supply of antioxidants and many other nutrients in your diet is to eat a wide variety of plant foods. In particular, vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, extra virgin olive oil, wholegrains and tea  – all foods recommended in Australia’s dietary guidelines. No single antioxidant does everything though. You need a variety.

We hope this information is useful in deciding a healthy diet. Feel free to drop in and chat to our pharmacist for more information.

Source: Health Direct

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