Antioxidants are the good guys in the fight against the evil free radicals. Conjure up Amazon Warriors armed and dangerous in the fight against long term disease and you have a pretty accurate picture what these brave and courageous fighters are like. For healthier lives we need these antioxidants in our diets, through the foods we eat. antioxidants are found in foods such as fruits and vegetables, nuts, legumes, spices, red wine, dark chocolate, and whole grains. If it was a plant once – there are antioxidants present, depending on the type of processing.