Antioxidants are very important nutrients

Antioxidants are important requirements in nutrition.
Oxidative reactions are very crucial for energy production and normal body functions.
However when these reactions occur free radicals are produced which can damage and kill cells.
Antioxidants are the compounds which bind themselves to the free radicals neutralising them.
When the availability of antioxidants is low these free radicals produce oxidative stress which can cause various ailments like stroke,neurodegenarative disease,coronary heat diseases and arthritis.
Antioxidants are grouped either as water soluble or fat soluble.
Antioxidants are available in fruits, vegetables and certain tubers.
Green tea is the richest source of antioxidants.
Antioxidants have been found to prevent or alleviate diseases like cancer, diabetes, allergy, asthma, cataract, macular degeneration, migraines and peptic ulcers.
Antioxidants are vital for health.

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