Surely, you have are familiar with terms such as free radicals, oxidation of cells and oxidative stress by now, so you should know that the less of all this, the better. The general state of our cells is of vital importance to be able to enjoy good health. In principle there should be no problem, but sometimes the constant exposure to factors such as poor nutrition, pollution and stress can cause our body to start to accumulate free radicals and, as a result, our cells begin to oxidize and deteriorate.
What happens if our cells start to oxidize?
Explained in a metaphorical way, we have to do an exercise in imagination and see our cells as a door that gradually ages and oxidizes. Each time it will cost more to open it until in the end it will ” jam ” completely, right? Well this is exactly what happens to our body when we expose it to free radicals, which gradually oxidizes the cells.
In principle, our body is prepared to combat these factors; the problem is that sometimes it becomes saturated, due to the accumulation of toxins
How do I know if my cells are oxidized?
It really is difficult to know, since there are no specific symptoms, but we may notice more tired, with “cloudy” head, that our skin is not so bright, that we lose more hair, among other things.
How can I fight it?
Antioxidants, antioxidants and more antioxidants. The only way for our cells to get back in shape is by consuming ingredients which fight against oxidation and little by little eliminate toxins from our body.
There are around 8,000 types of antioxidants, but not all act in the same way. Some fight free radicals globally, others only in specific parts of cells and others that only respond to certain conditions.
Some ingredients rich in antioxidants are berries, broccoli, nuts, green tea, garlic, dark chocolate, carrots and grapes, among many others. Vitamin C is also a great antioxidant, and we can consume it through food or nutritional supplements if it is not enough.
So now you know, the more antioxidants, the better your health!