Antioxidants: not the superfood ingredient they promised to be
h1>Antioxidants: not the superfood ingredient
they promised to be
Antioxidants have been credited with helping us to live longer and stay healthier. But do they really deliver on their many health claims?
Food manufacturers are certainly cashing in on this notion, with everything from dark chocolate and red wine to goji berries and green tea being marketed as an antioxidant-rich superfood that will hold back the tides of ageing and chronic disease. And it’s not just foods, so many of us are now popping antioxidants as supplements that they have stepped out of health food stores and onto supermarket shelves.
Yet despite their initial promise, mounting evidence from large scientific studies is showing antioxidants don’t always live up to the hype when it comes to delivering health benefits. Even more concerning is the evidence which shows taking antioxidant supplements may do more harm than good.
Thanks to ABC Health and Wellbeing. Dyani Lewis