Stop Free Radical Electron Theft!

Posted by on 3/14/2015 to Health Tips
Free radicals are the dangerous thieves that steal electrons from our body’s healthy cells, causing cell damage and disease and can often lead to the development of cancer. Free radicals are formed in the body during normal cellular activity. They’re unstable, charged chemicals that need electrons to stabilize themselves. Consider them like bandits that attack our healthy cells, pillaging that highly desirable electron. Preventing free radicals from wreaking havoc on our bodies can not only keep our bodies healthy, but can also protect us from further damage. But how?

Good nutrition is only part of the answer, but to really prevent free radicals from stealing all of your cell’s healthy electrons, antioxidants are really what the body needs to protect itself and prevent further damage.

What are antioxidants? According to the National Cancer Institute, antioxidants neutralize the free radicals that steal our healthy cells’ electrons. Consider antioxidants to be the body’s police enforcement against these chemical criminals. The antioxidants are on a search and destroy mission for these free radicals, and protect our cells from their thievery.

Where do antioxidants come from? There are several sources for antioxidants. Our bodies actually produce them, but it’s actually not enough to keep the free radicals at bay. We need to find antioxidants in food sources such as fruits and vegetables. That’s where the Aronia berry comes into play. Imagine this guy with a flowing cape and gigantic S (for SuperBerry!) on its bulbous chest. This superberry Aronia contains high levels of antioxidants, and is one of the best sources for preventing free radicals.

I’m not promising that you’ll be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but generally speaking, the more antioxidants your body contains to protect itself against those free radicals, the better you’ll feel and, chances are, the healthier you'll be.