When it comes to health, we all know that what we eat is very important. Not only does our body require nutrition to function optimally but it needs a special kind of substance found primarily in plant foods to thrive. Antioxidants or 'phytochemicals' are special plant compounds that have the ability to fight free-radicals — undesirable chemical by-products of cellular respiration also present in certain foods and our environment.
Want to know more about some of the most commonly found antioxidants and their health benefits? Here are the main families of antioxidants.