Can we overdose on antioxidants?
As mentioned above, variety, balance and moderation is key toward good nutrition. Like an orchestra that needs the correct representation of different instruments to make a beautiful symphony, so our bodies need an array of antioxidants in right proportions, not just one type of antioxidant, to ensure good health. Much like how we have been advised to eat a “rainbow” of different colored fruits and vegetables as each colored vegetable and fruit has unique properties, it is equally sound nutritional advice to consume a variety of nutrient-dense superfoods in appropriate servings (according to age, gender, and physical activity level), not just stick to one, as each superfood has different sets of nutrients and antioxidants in different concentrations. It will be difficult to overdose on antioxidants if you adopt the above approach.