Real Food Contains Antioxidants

Antioxidants are compounds that help fight free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can damage your body’s cells.

They are found in many real foods, including plants with deep pigments, such as leafy green vegetables, berries and cantaloupe.

Certain animal foods also contain antioxidants, including fish and eggs.

For instance, egg yolks contain lutein and zeaxanthin, which help protect against eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration

Antioxidant dietary supplements do not improve health nor are they effective in preventing diseases. Randomized clinical trials including supplements of beta-carotene, vitamin A and vitamin E singly or in different combinations found no effect on mortality rate and cancer risk, or may even increase cancer risk, Supplementation with selenium or vitamin E does not reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.