Just so you know, your body makes antioxidants—they are known as endogenous antioxidants. You can also get antioxidants from your food or from supplements—these are known as exogenous antioxidants. Why are antioxidants so important? They neutralize these things called free radicles and oxidants that can create oxidation. The lessen the damage in your biological machinery, including your DNA. Damaged DNA can shorten your lifespan and cause disease. Free radicles are unpaired electrons that essentially try to steal electrons from healthy tissue. Antioxidants donate an electron to free radicles to neutralize them. The problem is that the antioxidant now becomes a free radicle, which then borrows an electron from another antioxidant—and so on and so on. This is why antioxidants are a network. Always avoid synthetic antioxidants, including synthetic vitamins.
One of the most powerful antioxidants that your body has is glutathione from the liver.
Glutathione sources include:
- Cruciferous vegetables (especially radish)
Another powerful antioxidant is selenium. Selenium sources include:
- Nuts & Seeds
- Sea kelp
- Organ meats
Many natural vitamins also have antioxidant properties. About 50% of the antioxidants in your blood come from uric acid. Those on high-carb diets often have a lot of oxidation and free radicles from glucose.
There are a handful of things we can do to improve the antioxidant network:
- Consume healthy food rich in antioxidants
- Take supplements rich in antioxidants, like wheatgrass juice powder
- Keep stress down
- Get plenty of sleep
- Fasting/intermittent fasting
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