With the Option of Wealth
The Science of Protecting and
"When you look at a wonderful wood fireplace it usually burns just fine.
However, occasionally a spark or hot cinder shoots and burns a little
hole in your carpet. Over the months and years, you will have a damaged
carpet in front of your fireplace.
"You are not defenseless against this process. Antioxidants are like the
fine wire mesh or glass doors you place in front of your fireplace. The
sparks are still going to fly; however, your carpet—your body—is
protected. This is the key. To protect your body, you want enough
antioxidants on board to handle the number of free radicals you produce.
The best way to achieve this goal is to take high-quality, complete and
balanced nutritional supplements."
In the process of creating energy within the furnace or fireplace of a
cell, occasionally a charged oxygen molecule is created called a free
radical. A free radical is an oxygen molecule that has at least one
unpaired electron in its outer orbit. This literally gives the molecule
an electrical charge, which creates very rapid movement as it tries to
find an electron from the tissue around it. If it is not readily
neutralized by an antioxidant, it can go on to damage the cell wall,
vessel wall, proteins, fats, and even the DNA nucleus of the cell.
The medical and scientific literature has shown us beyond a shadow of a doubt that the root cause of over 70 chronic degenerative diseases is the result of oxidative stress from excessive free radicals. These are diseases like heart disease, diabetes, strokes, cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and the list goes on and on. These diseases concern us, and we would certainly like to avoid them.
How Free Radicals are Produced—They
Because of our
stressful lifestyles, polluted environment, and over- medicated
societies, this generation must contend with more free radicals than any
previous generation. This leads to a problem known as oxidative stress.
Our body has the
ability to make some of its own antioxidants. We are also able to get
additional antioxidants from the foods we eat, especially from our
fruits and vegetables. This is why you will usually see the
recommendation of consuming 6 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables
each day. However, today we are now able to get optimal levels of
antioxidants by supplementing a healthy diet. Remember it is all about
balance. To avoid oxidative stress, you want enough antioxidants to
handle the free radicals produced.
There is solid evidence that our food supply is depleted in nutrients. Because of our depleted soils, green harvesting, cold storage, processing, and food preparation methods, our foods have a significant decrease in nutritional value. This is certainly true of the micronutrients, especially the antioxidants. The decreased nutritional value of food is definitely a good reason to supplement your diet;
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