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How do antioxidants reduce inflammation?

Ms. Ashley Koff, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
Anything that reduces oxidation reduces inflammation, and anything that reduces inflammation reduces oxidation. That's partly why antioxidants are so important. These unselfish nutrients (including vitamins C, A, and E) donate electrons to free radicals, which interrupts the chain reaction and helps prevent the damage free radicals do.
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Antioxidants like carotenoids and flavonoids, which give fruits and veggies their bright color, can help to reduce your body's inflammatory response. Watch nutrition expert Shawn Talbott, PhD, explain how the antioxidants in food reduce inflammation.

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