Like cars our bodies are being damaged by our environment. The older one gets and is exposed to the elements.....the more the metal starts to oxidize and change color. Then little by little it turns to rust. This doesn't just happen overnight. It may start with a small spot near the wheel well or on the door. If left unchecked, it eventually will spread throughout the body of the car.
Our bodies are much the same. We are not consumed with "rust" inside our bodies overnight. Most of the time it is a gradual process. The beginning signs may be an occasional cold or sniffle....or maybe a headache. We all have these. As time goes on these things start to occur more frequently and with more intensity. You might see symptoms become more noticeable and occur more frequently:
- extreme fatigue
- joint pain
- muscle pain
- autoimmune disorders
- digestion issues
How to Fight Back
This oxidizing process can create what is called "free radicals". These free radicals mess with our cellular metabolism, even to the point of interfering with our DNA. Howevr, just as rusty spots can be repaired on a car, so too, there are ways to build our bodies back up to prevent this "free radical" damage.
What are some ways we can reduce "free radicals"?
- reduce stress
- limit red meat
- limit alcohol
- avoid smoking
- avoid high glycemic foods
- eat foods high in antioxidants such as:
- Blueberries (2,400µTE /100g)
- Goji Berries (30,300µTE /100g)
- Spinach (1,400µTE/100g)
How Do Antioxidants Prevent "Free Radical" Damage?
Antioxidants increase cell life and our immunity for a stronger resistance against damage from environmental pollution.
You may think of air, water and light as environmental pollution. Because of the age we live in, however, there is one that affects all of us no matter who we are.....radiation. Radiation is found in the products we use every day....cell phones, computers, electrical appliances, microwaves, TVs....the list can go on-and-on.
Because of this I want something with the absolute highest antioxidant power available. Did you see how Goji Berries have a value of 30,300µTE /100g? I thought that was good until I saw that Clove essential oil has a value of 1,078,700µTE/100g.
But then I found an antioxodant that had a value of 1,511,025µTE /100g! 🤯 You can find it here. Just imagine the immune power and cell life you can get from that!
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