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Each day we are exposed to free radicals—many of the physical effects we call aging are a result of free radical damage, and no matter how healthy you try to be, you receive free radical damage every single day.
When left unchecked, free radical damage to your cells accumulates and can lead to serious health concerns later in life. In fact, free radical damage can cause premature aging and is a large factor in the deterioration of health over time.
A visual example of free radical damage is when you slice an apple and it turns brown. This natural process is called oxidation. As oxygen interacts with cells of any type – an apple slice, for example-oxidation occurs.
Antioxidants are your first defense against free radicals—they freely share their electrons and stop the degenerative chain reaction of free radicals. Our bodies naturally generate some antioxidants, however, new research shows additional sources of antioxidants may provide added protection against a growing onslaught of free radical invaders.
To protect yourself from free radicals, you should develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can limit your effects to free radicals by doing the following: