tant in your diet.
Antioxidants like vitamin C, selenium, beta-carotene, manganese
and zinc help the body combat the aging and disease-causing
effects of free radicals – molecules that are formed
through the normal process of breathing, digestion and
metabolism. As those processes use various nutrients in your
body, they release unused parts of the molecules to float
through your bloodstream where they attempt to attach themselves
to your cells. Free radicals that contain oxygen can damage
the cells in your skin, blood, organs and other tissues, and
prevent your body from adequately using the nutrients that you
realities of modern life like air pollution, water pollution,
stress and cigarette smoke have introduced higher levels of free
radicals into our lives than ever before, scientists speculate,
our bodies need far more antioxidants than our fathers and
grandfathers did. Many of the diseases that have been on the
increase in our industrialized society are now believed to start
with the oxidation of chemicals in our world and in our bodies.
In an article published by WebMd at
www.webmd.com, Jeffrey Blumberg, a professor of nutrition at
Tufts University explained why.
free radicals simply killed a cell, it wouldn’t be so bad,” Dr.
Blumberg is quoted as saying. “The problem is free radicals
often injure the cell, damaging the DNA, which creates the seeds