Free radicals are everywhere. They are in the air, in our bodies, and in the materials that surround us. Free radicals are atoms that lack an electron. Because of this, free radicals are unstable and try to attack other cells to “steal” electrons. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals by donating an electron to unstable atoms. Once these atoms are neutralized, they no longer attempt to damage healthy cells. Free radicals often injure cells and damage their DNA. When the DNA of a cell changes, it becomes mutated and reproduces abnormally, creating the seed for disease.