Definition: As the body uses oxygen, these by-products cause oxidative damage to the cells of the body. Free radicals come from smoking, pollution, poisons, fried foods, and as a by-product of normal metabolism.
It seems the most effective antioxidants come from foods you eat. Taking dietary supplements doesn't appear to offer the same benefits.
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