Controlling Free Radicals...Can It Be Easily Done?
How easy or difficult is it controlling free radicals and their production in our bodies?
For starters there are certain things we can do to avoid our exposure to free radicals, or increase our body's production of free radicals.
The following things increase free radicals in our bodies...
- Tobacco, smoking or passive smoking
- Exposure to smog
As we are all aware now, the ozone layer in the atmosphere is fast dissapearing, well this exposes us to more ultraviolet energy from the sun.
Result? More free radicals.
When we do heavy exercise, our bodies need more oxygen...that produces free radicals, along with getting stressed too.
Do you eat lots of fats and sugars? If so, then more free-radical formation.
However, most of our body's free radicals are produced as side reactions during the normal use of oxygen to burn food to make energy.
So there are some things we can control, and some things we cannot in free radical production, but........we can all compensate by increasing our antioxidant intake, either through
the foods we eat
through our supplement intake.
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