eli5 antioxidants and what they do


I always see antioxidant this and that but what does that really mean and what does it actually do for your body? Seems like a marketing gimmick to me.

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Okay, so you know how rust is what happens when metal reacts with oxygen? Well oxygenation also reacts in our cells, it’s basically what causes aging. Antioxidants, in very simple terms help prevent that damage in cells. So like populations that typically eat a lot of antioxidants tend to live longer and show signs of aging slower too.