Free Radicals: are scavengers. They attack other cells, and rob them of their energy, leaving the cells worn out, tired, and without energy to do work. Our normal body processes such as, breathing create free radicals. However, much more are created through environmental factors like, toxins and stress.
Antioxidants: are the chemicals in the body, that protects the cells from Free Radicals. Unfortunately, our bodies are influenced by a great deal of environmental factors such as, smoking and medication, which causes a decrease in our antioxidant levels.
Super Foods: are foods that are high in antioxidants.
The bottom line is, if you don’t increase your antioxidant levels, free radicals will take over, and spread like wildfire from one cell to the next. This will eventually cause tissue and organ damage. The end result? Disease and premature aging.
So, can you increase your antioxidant levels? Fortunately, yes. Eating lots of Super Foods, reducing stress, limiting exposure to toxins and harmful chemicals, and taking antioxidant supplements will all increase levels.
Stay tuned for the next post on super foods, which can be found in an array of foods.