So what are free radicals exactly?
To properly explain it, I have to get a little scientific on you.
Why are they so dangerous?
Where do they come from?
|Protect yourself from the sun|
Free radicals are created when anything foreign enters the body. This includes the sun’s UV rays, environmental pollutants, and toxic, impure, or irritant ingredients found in foods and skin/personal care products, etc. When the immune system is weakened due to illness or stress, more of these invaders are able to enter the body and create free radicals. The body must then focus on fighting them off, instead of on healing and producing new and healthy cells.
How can I stop them?
|Blueberries are high in antioxidants|
Avoiding the sun, practicing good nutritional habits, and reducing stress are crucial in preventing free radicals from attacking your body. Consuming antioxidants internally, via proper diet and supplements, as well as applying them topically via skin care products, is also a great way to protect yourself.