Why In the World Do We Need Antioxidants

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We have read about, chatted with our friends about, listened to other speak about antioxidants.  Yet, we still do not really know why in the world we need antioxidants?antioxidant.jpg

There is much evidence now to support the importance of antioxidants for maintaining good health and preventing disease.

Let’s start here: why they are significant to good health?   To do this we must begin with free radicals.

What are free radicals?

During our metabolism electrons in our cells become unpaired and unstable. These electrons also called free radicals upset the chemical balance in our body by stealing electrons from normal molecules to stabilize themselves.

Another way to understand unpaired free radicals is this process destroys normal molecules, proteins and cell membranes and produce mutant cells that disrupt healthy processes and impair normal immune system functioning.

Please understand free radicals are a byproduct of normal metabolism and under normal conditions our diet can handle them.   The problem comes into play when there is an overabundance triggered by environmental factors.  We all have the deal with these factors! They can cause DNA cellular changes that contribute to disease.  Antioxidants boost your body’s ability to inactivate free radicals.  Antioxidants can also slow aging and who does not want that?

 

Not only does our metabolism produce free radicals we are overwhelmed by other things that create free radicals as well.

·       Stress is enormous

·       Smoking

·       Air pollution

·       Excessive exercise

·       Too much sun exposure

·       Dietary deficiencies

·       Pharmaceutical drugs

Antioxidants donate an electron to free radicals and render them harmless, stops the detrimental destructive chain reaction to our cells and our bodies and therefore our well-being.

It has been stated by experts that antioxidants lowers the risk of infection, diabetes, arthritis, arthritis and can protect against cancer and heart disease.

Dr. Susan Lark, University lecturer, author of The Chemistry of Success, says:

“Drinking four to six glasses of alkaline water a day will help to neutralize over acidity and over time will help to restore your buffering ability.  Alkaline water should be used when condition of over acidity develop, such as cold, flu or bronchitis.  Like vitamins C, E and Beta Carotene, alkaline water acts as an antioxidant because of its excess of free electrons.  This can help the body against the development of heart disease, strokes, immune dysfunctions, and other common ailments.”

How do we get antioxidants into our bodies?

·       Kangen® water:  Kangen Water® is delicious water created from Enagic’s innovative water technology. Not only do these devices filter your tap water, they also produce ionized alkaline and acidic waters through electrolysis. These waters can be used for various purposes, including drinking, cooking, beauty, and cleaning.    Kangen water®  has an abundance of anti-oxidants in every glass.

·       Selenium:  helps your body absorb vitamin E.  Together they fight free radicals.  Find selenium in whole grains, celery, tuna and swordfish.

·       Zinc:  is essential for the absorption of vitamin E.  Find zinc in chicken, salmon, legumes and spinach.

·       Vitamin C: helps shield DNA from free radicals.

·       Vitamin E:  is the primary fat soluble antioxidant.  It is not produced in the body and has to be obtained from supplements and diet.

·       Coenzyme Q 10:  helps to nourish the muscle, provide cellular energy and boost immunity.  It is produced in the body however, as with so many nutrients it declines with age.

·       Glutathione:  can stimulate the immune system, detoxify the body.  This too is made by the body and levels decrease with age.

·       Lipoic acid: boost antioxidant network by regenerating itself and other antioxidants.  It is produced by the body and its levels decline with age.

Out of the items listed above Kangen water is the easiest to use and sustain indefinitely.  We all need to drink water, so why not drink Kangen® water, a healthy choice for you and your family.  It has an abundant of antioxidants available to neutralize damaging free radicals.

Tip:  One puff of cigarette smoke contains 100 trillion free radicals

Honor yourself!

“3d Image Antioxidants Concept Word Cloud Background” by David Castillo Dominici courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net

 

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