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Watch Antioxidants: Superfood or Super-Hyped? Seeker Science Video

Watch Antioxidants: Superfood or Super-Hyped? Seeker Science Video

Well that’s good news because blueberries are so expensive around here.

“Companies have started putting antiox­i­dants in goods as different as face creams and soda, claiming that they clean out cells, prevent cancer and even stave off death.

“The idea is to prevent unstable oxygen molecules, which are normal by-products of metabolism, from damaging cells.

“But a recent study suggests that when it comes to living longer, those antioxidants may not be the answer.

“The antioxidant theory of aging states that some of the oxygen molecules used by the body become negatively charged, making them reactive.”

Read more at Scientific American

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