An antioxidant is substance present in certain foods that combats oxidative stress by neutralizing free radicals in the body. Oxidative stress occurs when there’s an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants, leading to potential cell damage.

Found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and plant-based foods, antioxidants help fortify cells, offering protection against many chronic health issues such as cardiovascular disease and gout. Including antioxidant-rich foods in a diet supports overall joint health for individuals managing gout.

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