Protect Yourself From Free Radicals to Prevent Premature Aging + More
Why is a Diet High in Antioxidants Important to Cell Health?
From the moment we walk out the door in the morning to the moment we fall asleep, we are exposed to millions of environmental toxins that ravage our minds and bodies. When you think of the words “environmental toxin,” you may envision your grandpa blowing his cigarette smoke in your face or the mercury inside of a thermometer. In all actuality, though, environmental toxins are everywhere – including our cologne, clothing, drinking water, and so much more.
We can – and should – do our part to avoid exposure, but exposure itself is largely out of our control.
What Are Free Radicals?
Free radicals are highly reactive, unstable molecules generated by environmental toxins such as cigarette smoke, pesticides, carcinogens, and more that cause oxidative damage. In other words, free radicals cause a host of diseases, including cancer, and vastly accelerate aging.
They destroy our cells from the inside out.
How can we protect ourselves against the irreparable damage free radicals cause? One word: antioxidants. Antioxidants are chemicals found in healthy foods that neutralize free radicals within the body. Think of them as hellbent hunters that exterminate free radicals and promote health and vitality.
3 Ways to Protect Yourself From Free Radicals
It’s a buzz kill that we can’t completely avoid environmental toxins and their effects, but we can make health-conscious choices that can prevent and remediate the damage free radicals cause. So before you swear off the subway or airport, try these 3 ways to keep free radicals at bay.
- Eat foods that are high in antioxidants. Fruits like cranberries, oranges, bananas and kiwi are primetime poachers of free radicals (and also yield numerous other health benefits). Spinach, broccoli, as well as lean meat also pack big punches in the fight against free radicals. So swap out the mac and cheese for a hearty side of spinach.
- Opt for cleaner skin care products. Conventional skincare products like face wash and cologne contain upward of 100 chemicals that have been linked to horrendous health outcomes. From cancer, birth defects, and even reproductive harm, it’s a wonder the term “fragrance” is still permitted on ingredient labels. This notorious term sounds innocent, but is actually a blanket term for a broad range of undisclosed, potentially harmful and carcinogenic chemicals that companies consider “trade secrets.” Come clean – no pun intended – and minimize your toxic load by switching to products by reputable brands who are transparent about what goes into their products – and ultimately on your body.
- Glutathione IV Therapy. With soil quality diminishing greatly over the past few decades, it can be challenging to consume the amount of vitamins and minerals we need from food to operate at max capacity. Glutathione, known as “the mother of all antioxidants” and found in every cell in the body, is well-researched for its metabolism-boosting, anti-aging, and cancer-preventing properties. Additionally, Glutathione facilitates many critical functions including boosting the immune system, generating sperm cells, creating and repairing DNA, detoxing heavy metals from the brain, and of course, detonating free radicals. Reverse the effects of aging and uncover more radiant skin as a bonus with easily, quickly, and safely-administered at-home injections.
Free Radicals and Diet
Most fruits and vegetables especially blueberries, açaí and dark greens are powerful sources of polyphenols. Antioxidants help to decrease inflammation and fight off free radicals present in the body. With less inflammation cell turn over can be more efficient and cell develop are regenerated in a healthy manner. When a body is chronically inflamed it is dealing with oxidative stress in the immune system. This is when the body is more prone to developing diseases. Thus polyphenols can decrease oxidative stress and inflammation, which in turn decreases the risk of disease. However, eating a healthy diet will only get minimal results when inflammation has already occurred for long periods of time.
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