If you’ve watched television, read a magazine, or been to the grocery store any time in the last five years, chances are you’ve heard about the health properties of antioxidants. But what are antioxidants and why are they touted to be instrumental in the prevention of illnesses like cancer and heart disease?
Antioxidants, as the name implies, are molecules that prevent a chemical reaction called oxidation from occurring. Oxidation is basically a transfer of electrons, a process that can produce free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells by making them more chemically reactive, which can lead to cancer, premature aging, and a number of other conditions.
If you would like to eat foods that are naturally high in antioxidants while you’re living in one of our apartments for rent in Alachua, the list below is a great place to start:
- Dark greens
- Olive oil
- Fish liver oil
- Green tea
- Dark chocolate
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