What are Free Radicals and What Do They Do?

Table of Contents Free Radicals and Antioxidants. 1 Oxidative Stress. 1 How does the body combat the excess of free radicals?. 2 Common antioxidants include: 2 Do I need to eat all this?. 4 Free Radicals and Antioxidants Oxygen is not only necessary to breathe. It also intervenes in cell regeneration and obtaining energy. As these body processes are carried out, chemical substances considered as waste are produced. These substances are called free radicals. Dr. Lauri Wright, Assistant Professor of Nutrition at the University of South Florida says: “Basically, I think of free radicals as waste products from various...

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