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Antioxidants are nutrients, vitamins or minerals which mostly come from the fresh fruits and vegetables that prohibits the oxidation of other molecules in the body.

They protect the body from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals which are highly unstable molecular fragments released during strenuous exercises and is even found in polluted urban/city air. Such freeradicals can cause extensive damage to the body such as emphysema (affecting lungs), wrinkled skin, blood clot, muscle pains, cramps and fatigue, and a host of other ailments and diseases normally associated with aging..sometimes even cancer!

Antioxidants include vitamins A, C, E, Selenium, zinc etc. Green tea for example is rich in anti oxidants and is highly effective in destroying free radicals. Berries, Watermelon, tomatoes, beans etc are other food items rich in anti oxidants. 

In short anti-oxidants helps in - 

1. Antibacterial and antiviral activity.
2. Preventing Lung cancer due to smoking.
3. Preventing Skin damage and skin cancer due to radiation.
4. Anti-platelet and hypocholesterolemic.
5. And a host of other age related maladies.

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