In the age of health and fitness, we always get told what nutrients and vitamins are good for our bodies and what we should be getting the most of. One such thing is antioxidants, but what exactly are they? The simplest description of antioxidants comes from Mary Pascaline Dharshini of Medical Daily:

Antioxidants are compounds that help prevent cell damage by oxidants. Our body is exposed to oxygen every day, an essential process, but this exposure also causes oxidation. Oxidation harms body chemicals, turning them into what are called free radicals. Antioxidants not only stabilize the damage caused by free radicals but can also reverse the damage.

We’ve taken a look at 20 foods which contain plenty of antioxidants, it might be worth adding some of these to your diet!