What are free radicals and why we need antioxidants?

Free radical and antioxidants go hand in hand. Our bodies naturally produce free radicals. They are essentially highly reactive particles, that are free-roaming throughout the body causing cellular damage. As a result, they cause many negative health conditions and diseases. Free radicals are a product of poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, and other environmental toxins and stressors. Antioxidants prevent and help us recover from free radicals causing cellular damage, as a result preventing or helping recovery from disease. Therefore, the role of antioxidants through food and supplements is essential to one’s health in order to neutralize these free radicals.