Thehas also been shown to contain powerful antioxidants, compounds that inhibit oxidation or reactions promoted by oxygen and peroxides.
First, a word about free radicals: There is no escaping free radicals. They are in your food, air and environment, and they storm your body every day.
Free radicals seek out electrons in order to become atomically balanced and attack your body's cells, stealing electrons from any substance with which they come in contact. This damage—often known as oxidation—is irreversible.
But, before you get too depressed, there's good news: Antioxidants are highly regarded for their ability to protect the body from the deteriorating effects of free radicals. They preempt free-radical damage by donating the needed electron and balancing the substance, rendering the free radical harmless.
Just a few ounces a day of antioxidant richand you're fighting a molecular battle you may not have even realized was happening inside your body.