Don’t Stress over Oxidative Stress



Don’t Stress over Oxidative Stress

You are what you eat. And the better you eat, the younger and healthier you will be.

Oxidants are normally produced during healthy cellular metabolism. Most of the oxygen that is consumed by a cell is converted to water, the remaining unutilized oxygen is free to escape as free radicals.

Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals, free radicals are unstable atoms leading to other chemical chain reactions that can damage cells causing illness and aging also known as “oxidative stress”. Few signs of oxidative stress are fatigue, memory loss, muscle/ joint pain, wrinkles& grey hair, susceptibility to infections.

Antioxidants are substances that can neutralize these free radicals in the body. Antioxidants stop the free radicals from damaging the cells.

Antioxidants in the diet offer much-needed help in counteracting the damage done by things like blue light or sun exposure, a poor diet, smoking or using other drugs, taking medications, toxicity or chemical exposure, even high amounts of stress and other natural factors that increase the risk of age-related problems. In the process of fighting free radical damage , antioxidants protect healthy cells while halting the growth of malignant or cancerous cells. With age, the production of free radicals increases, while the endogenous defense mechanisms decrease. This imbalance leads to the progressive damage of cellular and molecular structures, presumably resulting in the ageing phenotype. Oxidative stress caused by UV irradiation is responsible for the extrinsic skin aging to a large extent

The level of antioxidants in any substance or food is evaluated with an ORAC score, which stands for “oxygen radical absorption capacity”. ORAC tests the power of a plant to absorb and eliminate free radicals

Most common fruits, vegetables and herbs in the diet that contain antioxidants include forms like vitamin E, lutein, vitamin C, beta-carotene, flavonoids and lycopene. Green tea  is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. These include improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other impressive benefits.



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