How Antioxidants Work and Where to Get Them

Have you ever wondered why putting lemon juice on apple slices keeps them from browning? Then you’ve seen antioxidants at work! Antioxidants protect cells in our bodies from damage in a similar way.

What are antioxidants and why do we need them for good health? What foods are high in antioxidants? Should I be taking antioxidant supplements? What if I’m on cancer treatment… is it OK to take antioxidants from food or in supplements?

Christy Brissette, Registered Dietitian at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre’s ELLICSR Kitchen, answers your questions about antioxidants and shares what you can do to limit the effects of free radicals on your health.

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Disclaimer: These materials are to be used for informational purposes only. They do not replace professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult your health care provider for advice about your health and medical condition.

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