Antioxidants are substances that protect your body from damage. In more scientific terms, they are substances that remove harmful oxidizing agents. Examples of powerful antioxidants include Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
Antioxidants are found in food items, including various fruits and veggies. Surprisingly, they are also found in chocolate. These substances protect your cells from damage caused by oxidants, such as free radicals, pollution, and toxins from alcohol. Free radicals are created by your body to fight viruses and other foreign invaders. Too many free radicals leads to cell damage, which can cause cancer and other diseases.