December 29, 2011
Mia The Diva
Free Radicals vs. Antioxidants – The ugly Truth
Free Radicals are unstable molecules that damage our body’s cells and tissues, so basically think of a sliced apple that is left out in the open air.
It turns brown right?
This is oxidative stress and Free Radicals are basically unstable molecules that cause us to ” rust ” from the inside out.
This is a normal process of our bodily functions. Cells die and new cells are constantly being re-generated as our bodies have a natural defense to combat in this process called oxidative stress.
The problem is it that Free Radicals can become excessive when we are exposed to excessive sunlight, if we smoke, drink alchohol and eating high-fat fried foods.
Our bodies are under constant attack of oxidative stress on a daily basis regardless; poor lifestyle choices and habits can overwhelm our body’s natural defenses causing oxidative stress and associated with declined in our health.
Just don’t blame it on the al – al -alco-alcohol….
Antioxidants combat this process so think of keeping your car waxed and shiny so the paint does not rust –
That’s what antioxidants do for our bodies it keeps us waxed, shiny and Diva-licious! 🙂
That is why antioxidants are soooo important to have in our diets!
So drink on that green-tea and enjoy! Ocassional Wine is good too, just don’t be a lush!
It’s not a good look for a Diva 🙂
Mia The Diva