Fruits and vegetables can fight free radicals. Via Shutterstock.
We hear about the benefits of antioxidants, but who knows what they really do? Actually, quite a lot. They repair cellular damage caused by trouble-making free radicals.
No one-off detox regimen will ‘erase’ the effects of the last four weeks’ worth of excess and years’ worth of sluggish lifestyle habits.
The human body is a comprehensive, self-mending, self-detoxing apparatus that will perform its tasks regardless of whether you're undertaking a rigid detox cure, or a gourmet food and wine marathon.
Free radicals - misunderstood?
New research suggests that far from helping treatment, antioxidants can change cancer cells to make them spread more quickly.
Antioxidants are often portrayed as the good forces that fight evil free radicals.
Antioxidants are a commonly promoted feature of health foods and supplements. They’re portrayed as the good forces that fight free radicals – nasty molecules causing damage thought to hasten ageing and…