What are antioxidants?

What are antioxidants?

Antioxidants help protect our body's cells from damage, which ultimately helps us live healthier, more active lives. Naturally occurring processes like digestion and physical activity, as well as exposure to such things as pollution, chemicals, smoke and radiation from the sun, cause the formation of 'free radicals' within our bodies. These free radicals damage body tissue through a process known as oxidation. When we consume foods high in antioxidants, they work to prevent free radicals from damaging cells in our body. Apples and apple-based products contain vitamin C and several flavonoids, which act as antioxidants.