Antioxidants often get hyped as a good thing to eat, but do you actually know what they do? Here is a quick explanation: In the human body there are cells called Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). When in the presence of oxygen, they cause inflammation, membrane loss, microbial killing and aging. None of which are good outcomes. Antioxidants combat these cells and prevent them from doing these harmful things to your body. So the lesson is, eat antioxidant rich food such as berries, dark chocolate and kidney beans to keep yourself feeling well and looking youthful!