Antioxidant supplements are powerful free-radical fighting compounds. They help protect our bodies at the cellular level and have been lauded for their ability to keep our cells, and therefore our organs, healthy and functioning optimally for much longer than they would without them.
No matter what, we are exposed to damaging free radicals all the time. Second-hand smoke, smog, high-fat and heavily processed food are all things that expose us to free radical damage in our daily lives. As free radicals collect in our bodies, they quickly destroy the cell walls and the alter the genetic structure of the cells. These free radicals take over the reproductive properties of the cell and cause the damaged cells to reproduce rapidly.
How do antioxidants help keep our bodies young?
They help heal cells and prevent free radicals from reproducing. Once free radicals stop reproducing, the organs begin to heal. The free radicals have nowhere to go, and the remaining healthy cells regain control. Once the healthy cells have reproduced in sufficient numbers, the organ can heal and return to its natural, healthy state. Imagine this happening with your skin, blood vessels, liver and heart and you can see how a diet rich in antioxidants can help you live longer and feel and look better doing it!
Look for natural nutritional supplements that contain the five main antioxidant compounds: Vitamins A, C and E and the minerals Selenium and Zinc to help you fight free radical damage.
Are you currently taking any antioxidant supplements? If so which ones?