Antioxidant has been a popular buzzword for years.
The phrase “eat the rainbow” has been used as a way to encourage us to eat a variety of colors (and no, I don’t mean Skittles)
What exactly ARE antioxidants and where can we find them?
Plants produce antioxidants as a way to combat the free-radicals that are produced during photosynthesis. In turn, we ingest the plants and benefit from those phytonutrients. It’s important to ingest a variety of antioxidants.
This is why we should eat the rainbow: red, orange, purple, green, yellow…
These colors indicate the presence of a variety of antioxidants, which interact and support each other in their work to neutralize free-radicals.
What are free-radicals?