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All about antioxidants

All about antioxidants

Although the term "antioxidants" has become a favorite buzz word of media and marketing specialists, most people do not actually know what they are and what benefits they provide for our health. The terminology and concepts on antioxidants is relatively complicated, but I'll try to explain it in the simplest and most accessible way so that you can understand it. What are antioxidants and what are their functions? To understand what antioxidants are, we need to go at the molecular level. As you know, matter in the universe is made of atoms. Each atom consists of a nucleus of protons and neutrons, and electrons orbiting the nucleus. Electrons have a negative (-) charge and protons in the nucleus are positively (+) charged. When two or more atoms join together they form a molecule. The human body is made up of building blocks such as proteins, lipids, DNA, etc. that are nothing more but molecules made up of dozens, hundreds, even thousands of atoms. However, this structure is…
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