How can antioxidants in my diet improve my joint health?

Antioxidants help prevent free-radical formation, which can cause cartilage damage and inflammation. So a diet containing a variety of fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin C, alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E), beta-carotene and other carotenoids and phytochemicals, will help prevent joint damage and pain. Vitamin C is also essential for the formation of cross-linked collagen, which is a protein found in cartilage.

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