A number of biochemical reactions that take place inside our body, continuously produce various free radicals.
Wait.What are free radicals?
▪️Free radicals are highly reactive and unstable molecules that are produced in the body naturally as a byproduct of metabolism (oxidation), or by exposure to toxins in the environment such as tobacco smoke and ultraviolet light.
▪️Free radicals have a lifespan of only a fraction of a second, but during that time can damage DNA, sometimes resulting in the mutations that can lead to cancer. ▪️Several lifestyle, stress, and environmental factors are known to promote excessive free radical formation and oxidative stress, including:
High blood sugar levels
High intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids
Radiation, including excessive sunbathing
Bacterial, fungal, or viral infections
Excessive intake of iron, magnesium, copper, or zinc
Too much or too little oxygen in your body
Intense and prolonged exercise, which causes tissue damage
Excessive intake of antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E
Antioxidant deficiency ▪️Prolonged oxidative stress leads to an increased risk of negative health outcomes, such as cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer.
What's the solution to this?
Adequate antioxidant intake is important.
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