A study by a team of biologists found that popular sauces and marinades contain a range of spices, fruits and vegetables which contain natural antioxidants.
These are chemical compounds which fight diseases associated with old age such as cancer, heart problems, strokes, Alzheimer's, arthritis and cataracts.
Antioxidants are known to fight harmful molecules called free radicals which damage the body's cells.
The study, at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, found that barbecue sauces are packed with healthly ingredients which can boost the body's immune system.
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