Let’s take a deeper look at Antioxidants: Why you need them in the first place, and how to choose the highest quality antioxidants for optimal health.
Oxidation is a chemical reaction that happens all around you. An apple turns brown; iron rusts; coal burns. Oxidation occurs in your body due to a variety of factors – pollution, cigarette smoke, excessive alcohol, poor diet, etc.
These factors introduce oxygen to your cells and cause an atom to lose an electron. Like all things in nature, the loss of balance can have problematic effects. When a cell is oxidized, the best case scenario is for the cell to die – which isn’t as bad as it sounds!
Your body is a pro at replacing dead cells with new ones. The real problem arises if the cell is damaged by oxidation, but doesn’t die. This damaged cell turns into what’s known as a Free Radical.
Free Radicals may be tiny, but they can have a fiercely damaging effect on your body. These cells roam around your body in attack mode, looking for other cells to hijack so they can replace their missing parts.
Instead of killing other cells (which your body could easily replace), Free Radicals leave damaged cells in their wake. This damage goes so deep that it even affects the cell’s DNA. Now the cell mutates, replicates, and spreads its faulty DNA.
This is how disease begins, and why it can spread so quickly throughout the body.
Enter the Super Hero of our story (and your health). Antioxidants neutralize Free Radicals. They work by donating an extra electron to oxidized molecules, so the handicapped molecules don’t have to steal one from healthy cells. Now the cell is back to normal and operating as usual!
It’s no wonder scientists keep finding more and more health benefits of Antioxidants – they are Nature’s way of STOPPING diseased cells before they spread!
Nature has given us many different sources of antioxidants: Beans, fruits, vegetables, nuts, tea leaves, cocoa, and more. But not all antioxidants are created equal, and some are much stronger than others.
The stronger the antioxidant, the more oxygen it will reduce in your cells. Unfortunately, many consumers try to skip corners by purchasing synthetic antioxidants or supplements that have very low Antioxidant capacity, but the health benefits just aren’t there.
A free radical is a molecule, ion, or atom that exists in your body as a result of oxidation. We breathe in oxygen with each breath, so you can imagine how often free radicals occur.
Because of their molecular structure, free radicals can be problematic for your body. In fact, they can be downright dangerous for your body because they actively destroy cells on contact. This can result in cellular degeneration, mutation, or death.
In fact, free radicals are thought to be one major cause of disease in our bodies. That’s why you need free radical scavengers to hunt down and destroy free radicals in their tracks!
What is an affordable and readily-available free radical scavenger? Ionized alkaline water!
Drinking ionized alkaline water can give you a supply of free radical scavengers that end harmful oxidation chain reactions, thus protecting your body and its cells.
So, the next time you go for a glass of water, replace tap water or bottled water with something that really works – ionized alkaline water for better free radical scavenging!
Change Your Water, Change Your Life!™
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