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Nutrition and Healthy Eating: All About Antioxidants

They're chemicals that fight a process in your cells called oxidation.
These chemicals cause the oxidation process that damages your cells and the genetic material inside them.
This antioxidant is stored in fat.
Also known as ascorbic acid, it's stored in water.
Your body turns it into retinol, which helps you see.
This carotenoid may help protect against prostate, lung, and breast cancer.
Found in soil and water, this mineral helps your thyroid work.
Scientists know about more than 4,000 of these antioxidants found in fruits and veggies.
Omega-3s help protect against heart disease, stroke, arthritis, cataracts, and cancer.
Longterm studies on tens of thousands of people show that antioxidants in pill form do not lower your odds of bad health.
Vegetables and fruits have lots of antioxidants.
Too much beta-carotene may raise your lung cancer risk if you smoke.

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Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Nutrition and Healthy Eating: All About Antioxidants

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