Antioxidants can neutralise many free radicals.
But what are free radicals and what harm do they do??
Free radicals are damaged molecules that have lost an electron and become unstable. To correct the balance, the damaged molecule steals an electron from a molecule in a neighbouring cell and the process begins again. Free radical damage has been linked to many disease and health problems. An amazing 1100 different families of free radicals attack our bodies in different ways every day. There