Antioxidant is a term back in general public, hence media presence, interest. Google trends illustrate this in Australia, where the “Antioxidant” is a keyword with high level of interest over time, with Northern Territory region leading followed equally by all other Aussie regions. https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?geo=AU&q=antioxidant
But do you really, and a simple way, know what is antioxidant, its role and how to leverage its presence?
Of course, there are other well-known free radicals sources (not just our natural body function process described above). USDA states some: non-protected sun exposure, tabaco consumption, alcoholic beverages consumption, pollution exposure, stress etc. That is why USDA recommends a healthy diet besides avoiding theses habits / exposure: leverage antioxidant presence thru healthy menu and lower free radicals sources.
In a nutshell: you will produce free radicals naturally to produce energy. You will age. The good news: antioxidant minimizes its consequences, and our body is prepared to minimize 99% of these effects.
Since we will naturally produce free radicals, we will naturally benefit from antioxidants. But where can we find them? And with countless healthy and delicious options for preparation and consumption?
Simple: fruit, fresh or in pulp form. According to Embrapa ((Brazilian government agribusiness R&D agency) and USDA, fruits and vegetables are the key natural sources of antioxidants. You can use fresh fruits or fruit pulp to prepare healthy meal options, rich of antioxidants: