The Harmful Effects of Oxidative Stress
Oxidative stress is an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants in the body that accelerates our aging process. Unfortunately, oxidative stress also contributes to developing many other conditions like chronic inflammation, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, asthma, male infertility, and cancer.
Our bodies at a cellular level produce both antioxidants (good) & free radicals (bad).
Risk factors for oxidative stress:
– diets high in fat, sugar, and processed foods
– exposure to radiation
– tobacco products
– alcohol consumption
– pesticides/industrial chemicals
– eat a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables
– limit intake of processed foods
– expertise regularly
– quit smoking and using tobacco products
– reduce stress
Eat your Antioxidants!
Antioxidants come from fruits and vegetables, so simply consuming more of the good stuff high in antioxidants can help balance your antioxidants with free radicals for a healthier lifestyle. Check out this article with a list of 3100 foods, beverages, spices, herbs, and supplements used worldwide.
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