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Wellness Wednesday: Antioxidants

Antioxidants are natural or synthesized substances that may prevent or slow down certain types of cell damage according to the National Institute of Health (NIH). Fruits and vegetables are some of the richest sources of antioxidants within our diets. A few common antioxidants include vitamins C & E, beta carotene, and lycopene (this is what makes strawberries & tomatoes red). Antioxidants are best when consumed from food sources versus high dose supplements.

-Brian Tran, RD