Did you know that studies show that antioxidants can prevent aging on a cellular level? This is where the aging process begins. They prevent one of the tell-tale signs of cellular aging – the accumulation of an “age” pigment called lipofuscin and AGE (advanced glycation end-products).
Accumulation of lipofuscin and AGE is the main cause of the signs of premature aging, such as wrinkles or brown spots on the skin, and can cause even more destruction inside your body.
Antioxidants can slow down their formation and dramatically keep your cells youthful for a longer period of time.
What are antioxidants? Basically they are a group of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phyto-nutrients, and phyto-chemicals that help protect your body from free radical damage. Free radicals are highly unstable molecules which are constantly being formed in our bodies as a result of oxidization (simply breathing oxygen causes this), toxins (like pollution, pesticides or house-cleaning chemicals), stress, include exposure to sunlight, cigarette smoke, a diet high in fat or sugar, processed food, medication, exercise, etc.
In short they are impossible to avoid.
Each cell in the body suffers at least 10,000 HITS by free radicals each day.
And there are close to 100 trillion cells in the body. Imagine the number of HITS your body suffers daily.
So, what can we do about it? We can consume antioxidants to help our bodies fight the effects of free radicals.
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