Antioxidants primary function is to protect the 60 trillion cells which make up our bodies. So they play a huge part in keeping all of our body healthy.
Free Radicals are naturally created by the body when there is a need for detoxification however when there is an overload of toxins the cell gets damaged. Some of the causes of free radical damage:
- Poor diets that contain fried foods
- Exhaust fumes
- Smoking & Alcohol
- Chlorinated water
- Breathing oxygen
As you can see the apple is half brown (oxidized) and half normal. This type of ‘rusting’ occurs in the body even through the breathing of oxygen and free radicals which are un-stable molecules form.