What are Antioxidants?

"It is a chemical substance which prevent oxidation of food".




but this is not complete definition, please give right answer.
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salekin ansari
Asked 8 years ago

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Antioxidants are vitamins, phytochemicals and loads of other nutrients that protect our cells from damage by free radicals. The free radicals are unstable molecules usually the result of transfats that we get from fried and junk foods, pesticides, chemical preservatives from processed foods, from smoking, pollutions, exposure to radiations etc.

Antioxidants possess the property of neutralizing these free radicals and preventing cell damage. Well known examples of antioxidants are the vitamin C, E and beta-carotene, lycopene, luteine etc.
Kalyani Nandurkar
Answered 8 years ago
Kalyani Nandurkar

These are basically particles which are capable to take oxidation out of of other molecules. it is a reaction which transfers electrons chemically from a substance.
suni51
Answered 6 years ago
suni51

The most important function of antioxidants is fighting free radicals which can cause a lot of damage to our system by latching on to healthy cells and destroying them...
usha manohar
Answered 6 years ago
usha manohar

they remove harmful chemicals or dead cells from body
arjun sai
Answered 7 years ago
arjun sai

part of chem
Aakash Agarwal
Answered 6 years ago
Aakash Agarwal

These are one type of particles in Chemistry.
Sasikanth
Answered 6 years ago
Sasikanth

Antioxidants are important in a healthy diet and lifestyle. Antioxidants can be found in certain foods, or you can take supplements. Most people choose to take supplements in addition to eating healthy to make sure they get the proper amount.
ajay
Answered 8 years ago
ajay

Antioxidants are important in a healthy diet and lifestyle. Antioxidants can be found in certain foods, or you can take supplements. Most people choose to take supplements in addition to eating healthy to make sure they get the proper amount.
ajay
Answered 8 years ago
ajay

Antioxidants are molecules or the substance which is used to reduce the effect of unstable molecules which causes defects on cells
gajalakshmi
Answered 8 years ago
gajalakshmi

An antioxidant stops oxidation of other substance. Thus such prevention helps in preventing damage to tissues.Antioxidants have got a lot of significance in medical field nowadays & is the focus of research.
fazelath Imraan
Answered 8 years ago
fazelath Imraan

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