Antioxidants; the word that was popularized and brought to public awareness by Dr. Lester Packer, the world’s foremost antioxidant research scientist who wrote the first “layman’s” book on antioxidants, “The Antioxidant Miracle”.
So what are antioxidants and why do we need them: what benefit do they deliver for us? Great question! I’m glad you asked! 🙂 Just take a look at all these benefits!
How do antioxidants work? Antioxidants basically roam around the body and eat up all the bad guys called free radicals. Free radicals are nasty little guys that try to mess up all your healthy cells by making them weak and them having them duplicate themselves as weak cells. Give it a couple of years and you’ve got a whole body full of weak cells. Weak cells mean more suseptability to sickness and disease and the dreaded 6 letter word…cancer.
Oxidative stress causes free radicals. Oxidative stress is a natural process in the body. As old cells die there is a small percentage of free radicals produced in the process. This is normal and not to be concerned about as our bodies natural defense system takes care of this. It is the over abundance of oxidative stress that we need to be concerned about and take precautionary measures to help reduce.
The extra free radicals from this additional oxidative stress can come from bad dietary habits, over exercising, stress, pollution, emotional distress, poor sleeping patterns, poor quality of water, and unresolved anger. In short, oxidative stress and the free radicals it produces causes us to age earlier than we have to and opens the doors to many health issues. Here is a list of at least 39 deadly diseases that have been positively linked to free radical damage.
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Where can I get more antioxidants from? Antioxidants are found in all fruits and vegetables. Every color of fruit and vegetable is pretty much a type of antioxidant which is why it is a very good idea to eat a wide variety of colors to ensure you are getting as many different antioxidants as possible.
If you over exercise (more than an hour a day) or are exposed to a lot of stress, pollution, or are going through a lot emotionally, you need to ante up with more antioxidants.
It is very difficult to consume enough fruits and vegetables to get optimum levels of antioxidants. It is my recommendation that you take a “scanner certified” supplement. Contact me for more information about how to get your own “antioxidant” protection.
Always remember…Eat to Live don’t Live to Eat!