What exactly are anti-oxidants, and do I need to take them as supplements?
Anti-oxidants are chemicals that stabilize free radicals. Free radicals are byproducts of the body’s normal metabolism reactions. Free radicals can cause damage to the body’s cells. The damage accumulates over time and can lead to cancers. While the body naturally produces some free radicals, they can also be generated by environmental exposure to pollution, cigarette smoke, or radiation.
There are several...