So apparently antioxidants are really, really important for maintaining a healthy life, who knew? Ensuring a good amount of antioxidants in your diet can reduce the chances of cancer, lower high blood pressure, improve wrinkles  and help your heart stay healthy amongst many other benefits. They’re job is to fight ‘free-radicals’ which are the causes of many health problems and are produced due to stress, processed food, smoking, and if you think those factors don’t apply to you well, they’re even caused by UV light and pollution. These things are like bad movie sequels: everywhere, unstoppable and harmful.

That’s why antioxidants are so important and they’re just as easy to get as their nemeses are. They’re found in fruit, oil, even coffee and wine, so here’s the excuse for a second glass this weekend. Read on to find out more:

Why Are Antioxidants So Important? | Space NK Apothecary

Antioxidants are molecules that inhibit the oxidation of other molecules and thus, prevent free-radicals, which cause damage to cells. 12 Foods Rich In Antioxidants

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