The Power of Antioxidants
As we grow older, we begin to show the side effects of our decreasing supply of antioxidants. We experience more aches, pains and lost energy. Some of this may not be directly caused by getting older, but may be because of an unstable oxygen molecule, the FREE RADICAL
Free Radicals are atoms of groups of atoms with an odd (unpaired) number of electrons. They can be formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules. Free radicals can break down healthy human tissues in a process called oxidation, the same process that rusts iron and causes peeled apples to turn brown.
ANTIOXIDANTS are molecules, which can safely interact with free radicals and can help by terminating the chain reaction before vital molecules are damaged.