Did you realize that
aging, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's
disease, Parkinson's disease, Type II diabetes, cataracts and
arthritis are all caused or worsened by the same health-wrecking
These creatures are
inside ALL of us and they aren't always bad guys...but when they
are allowed to get out of control for a long enough period of
time they will begin to unleash their wrath.
Then your health
begins to crumble and/or you start looking old.
monsters I'm referring to are free radicals.
Now, most people have
heard of free radicals and have an idea that they're "not good,"
but aren't really sure exactly what they are.
So I'll give you a
super-quick crash course on free radicals, then most
importantly, tell you how to help keep yours under control so
YOU can look younger, feel younger and stay healthy!
What exactly is
a free radical?
A brief but simple
chemistry lesson is needed for this:
Your body is made up
of cells. Each cell is made up of smaller units called
molecules, and each molecule is created by one or more tiny
Atoms have a nucleus (the center), protons (positively
charged particles in the nucleus) and electrons (negatively
charged particles surrounding the atom). The number of
protons in an atom determines the number of electrons the atom
around the atom in one or more shells--they look like the rings
Atoms are always
striving to fill their rings with the proper number of
electrons. Sometimes atoms will "share" an electron to get the
right number - these are called bonded atoms.
Free radicals are
created when a bonded atom splits away from its partner atom and
ends up short one electron. The free radical is VERY unstable
and "attacks" other atoms to "steal" the needed electron.
When an "attacked"
atom has one of its electrons stolen, its cell can be harmed or
This process is
called oxidation and it's pretty similar to what happens when
your car gets rusty or an apple turns brown.
Or, the atom "robbed"
of its electron can itself become a free radical and in turn
attack another atom. A chain reaction can result with atoms
frantically attacking each other to get their missing
electron...with LOTS of inflammation being created as a result.
Now you know exactly
what free radicals are...but there's much more.
-- the good and the bad
When people hear
about the electron-stealing chaos I described above, they
automatically think that ALL free radicals are bad.
That's not 100%
Free radicals are
actually a natural part of your metabolism. Your cells need to
burn oxygen to keep you alive and during this process, they
create free radicals.
Believe it or not, free radicals do help
you... by destroying viruses and bacteria,
controlling blood flow through your arteries, keeping your brain
sharp and even killing cancer cells.
The real danger is
when free radicals get out of control -- that's when
they become a health-destroying monster, lighting fires of
inflammation, encouraging disease and killing your cells (so you
begin looking old).
What makes this worse
is that we can also get bombarded with free radicals from the
environment -- from eating foods with trans-fats, from chemicals
and pollutants, and ESPECIALLY from cigarette smoke.
Take a good look at
someone you know that's smoked for a long time. I'd be willing
to bet dollars to donuts they look older than their years.
That's free radicals in action, destroying their cells.
Who 'ya gonna
call? Free radical busters!
Thankfully, there are
some very effective ways to "calm down" free radicals and get
them under control so they can't take their health toll on YOU.
are four free radical "busters" that can help stop 'em dead in
1) Stop smoking
Every time you puff
on a cigarette, you put out the welcome mat for countless free
radicals to flood your body and make you look old (among other
There is a huge
variety of stop smoking programs and aids out there. Pick one
and put that deadly habit behind you for good.
trans-fats at all cost
basically poison to your body. They spur the formation of free
radicals and basically make your arteries resemble French fries.
What makes them
extremely dangerous is that they're not from Nature, so you
don't have the enzymes to break them down. That means they're
VERY tough for your body to eliminate and have free reign inside
Plus, once you ingest
them, they reproduce by the billions, causing what chemists have
called a "free radical cascade."
Trans-fats are found
in processed foods, fast food and baked goods of ALL kinds.
The good news is they're easy to spot -- any time you see a food label that says hydrogenated
or partially hydrogenated oil or shortening, avoid it like the
plague. It's loaded with trans-fats. And it will do you harm.
antioxidants from your food or supplements
antioxidants are vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that
occur naturally in foods.
Antioxidants help to
control free radicals by surrounding and engulfing them. At this
point the antioxidant itself becomes a free radical; however, it
is a weak one that is far less likely to do harm to your body.
Plus the engulfed
free radical can be turned back into an antioxidant with the
help of another antioxidant--so it gets "recycled" back into a
antioxidants are vitamins C and E, lipoic acid and Coenzyme Q10.
the quick lowdown on each:
1. Vitamin C
Food sources: Citrus
fruit, tomatoes, red peppers, broccoli, cranberries, cabbage,
potatoes, guava, strawberries, kiwi.
Vitamin C can't be
produced by the human body and therefore must be obtained
through food or supplementation. It's a key antioxidant --
take a look at its impressive resume:
prevention by protecting DNA from free radical damage
* Strengthens immune function, thereby helping to reduce the
length and severity of colds
* Protects sperm from free radical damage
* Fights the development of wrinkles by enhancing the production
of collagen in the skin cells
* Works with Vitamin E to prevent atherosclerosis and heart
* Cataract prevention
2. Vitamin E
Food sources: Wheat
germ oil, sunflower seeds, vegetable oils, turnip greens, nuts,
nut butters, rice bran oil, barley and avocado.
Like vitamin C,
vitamin E is also a key antioxidant and cannot be produced by
the human body. It too must be obtained through food or
are some of the ways it enhances your health:
* Keeps your skin
youthful by protecting against damage from UV radiation and
* Relieves symptoms of arthritis and inflammatory conditions
* Reduces the risk of prostate cancer and can stop the growth of
breast cancer cells
* Decreases the risk of heart disease
* Enhances immune function
* Cataract prevention
3. Lipoic acid
(also known as alpha lipoic acid)
Potatoes, spinach and red meat, but it's mainly synthesized by
Lipoic acid is very
versatile and able to track down free radicals wherever they
lurk. It's is also the only antioxidant that can recycle other
antioxidants. It helps your cells produce ATP, which is your
body's main form of energy.
Lipoic acid also helps in these ways:
* Protects against
stroke, heart disease and cataracts
* Strengthens memory and prevents aging of the brain
* Prevents and relieves complications of diabetes
* Shuts down genes that can accelerate aging and cause cancer
* Treats liver diseases such as hepatitis C
4. Coenzyme Q10
(also known as CoQ10)
Food sources: Oily fish (such as salmon and tuna), organ meats (such as
liver), and whole grains. CoQ10 is also synthesized by your
CoQ10 is a key
antioxidant involved in the Krebs cycle, which is how your body
produces energy. It also recycles vitamin E and offers
protection against UV radiation-the leading cause of skin aging
and skin cancer.
is wise for people taking statin drugs, since statins inhibit
the synthesis of CoQ10 in your body.
are some other ways CoQ10 helps you:
* Helps prevent
and treat heart disease
* Rejuvenates brain cells and may aid in the prevention of
and Parkinson's diseases
* Treats gum disease
GET THEM AND USE THEM
Now, it's one thing
to take in antioxidants, but you also have to make sure that
your body is actually absorbing and using those nutrients...and
that, my friend, depends on your digestion.
You can eat all the antioxidant-loaded foods on the planet or
swallow a boatload of supplements, but if your digestion isn't
efficient, you're doing nothing but wasting money and fooling
Oh, and giving free
radicals the green light to destroy your cells too.
But alas, the Great Taste
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Great Taste No
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digestion = better nutrient absorption = fewer dangerous free
radicals inside of YOU.
And by the way,
better digestion also means more regular bowel movements, and
less gas, bloating, constipation and acid reflux.
Now rest assured that
eating and absorbing your antioxidants is not only a good idea,
but it also tastes terrific! The Great Taste
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The better your foods are broken down, the
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advantage of the power of phytochemicals
One of the most
exciting developments of current nutrition research and natural
medicine is in the area of phytochemicals.
neither a vitamin nor a mineral, but they're compounds of plants
that have been shown to produce a wide variety of positive
health effects on your body.
are some phytochemicals that have impressive antioxidant power:
Carotenes: Found in dark-colored
vegetables such as carrots, squash, spinach, kale, tomatoes and
sweet potatoes plus fruits such as cantaloupe, apricots and
Coumarins: They're in carrots,
celery, fennel, beets and citrus fruits.
Flavonoids: Sources are dark fruits
like berries and cherries. Also in tomatoes, peppers and greens.
Lignans: These are found in
flaxseed and flaxseed oil, whole grains, nuts and seeds.
Polyphenols: This is everyone's
favorite -- sources of polyphenols include green tea, dark
chocolate and red wine!
And of course, Great Taste
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Free radicals are all
around us and their health-destroying capabilities have caused a
multitude of suffering for millions.
But that doesn't have
to include YOU.
Because now that you
know about the free radical "busters" you can help keep those
monsters at bay, lessen your chances of a serious disease and
help look younger in the process!
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