Fight Free Radical Damage With Antioxidants
by Chester Ku-Lea
systems. Free radicals are also created when the body is exposed to pollution,
cigarette smoke, car exhaust and other harmful environmental toxins.

There are different types of antioxidants, and most work better when paired with
other antioxidants. This is called synergism. Vitamins can be antioxidants, such as
vitamins C and E. The tripeptide glutathione, loosely classified as an amino acid, acts
as an antioxidant, along with other true amino acids such as methionine. The raw
herbs and vegetables we consume contain natural antioxidants called bioflavonoids
and carotenoids, which are effective antioxidants on their own, but are more effective
when synergistically combined with other antioxidants. Together these nutrients
protect your cells from electron robbery at the hands of larcenous free radicals,
protecting the body from disease and slowing the inevitable signs of aging.

Antioxidants are important supplements for everyone, but especially for those who
exercise on a regular basis. The rational is that exercise is a highly oxidative process
and, as a consequence, produces free radicals from aerobic metabolism. Antioxidant
compounds help alleviate this process.

Benefits
• minimizes the damage from free radicals
• protects against cell damage
• may assist with prevention of debilitating diseases


About The Author

Chester Ku-Lea is a health nutrition consultant and is the owner of
- a provider of premium health nutrition and sports
supplements.  
Antioxidants are a class of
nutrients that protect the body
from damage caused by different
factors, most importantly
oxidative damage caused by
substances called free radicals.
Free radicals are known as
“reactive oxygen species”, or
ROS. They are produced when
your body uses oxygen for
energy. Just as fire emits smoke
as a by-product, ROS are
emitted from the conversion of
oxygen to energy in the human
body, eventually causing
oxidative damage to body
Copyright © EveryNutrient.com
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The content on
this website is for educational purposes only.  Please consult with your physician before using natural
remedies and before making any drastic changes to your diet or exercise
program.
Mission Statement       Article Submissions       Contact Us       Advertise        Privacy Policy       Terms and Conditions       Links
The World's
Healthiest
Food, Rich in Beta
Carotene and
Phytonutrients


What Kinds of
Internal Body
Cleansing Are
There?


Correct Your Acid
Alkaline Balance
By The Water You
Drink


Behold The
Benefits of Omega
3 Fatty Acids For
Your Overall Well-
Being


Colon Cleansing
With Bentonite Clay


Probiotics - A
Solution for
Bloating, Gas, IBS,
Skin Infections,
Tooth Decay,
Diarrhea and More


Is Vitamin D3
Deficiency a
National Health
Crisis?


Elderberry Can
Boost The
Immune System In
The Winter


Walking: Safest,
Simplest, Best
Form of Exercise


Detoxing The
Liver - Does
Lemon Juice
Detox the Liver?


Wheatgrass
Juicers-
The Benefits of
Wheatgrass Juice


The Danger of
Eating Too Much
Protein


The Health Secrets
of Berries


The Benefits of
Maintaining Your
Body's Healthy pH
Level


“Feed” Your Skin
Antioxidants For A
Glowing
Complexion


The Sneak Attack
of Trans-Fats


The Many Health
Benefits of
Coconut Oil


Untold Nutritional
Secrets


Importance of
Nutrition For
Children
& Parents


Power Nutrition
Basics


Good Nutrition: The
Overlooked Vitamin
You Need To Know
About


Post Workout
Nutrition: Secrets
To A Hard, Lean
Body


Cheap and Healthy
Nutrition Plans


Top Nutritional
Tips To
Support Healthy
Hair Growth


Nutrition And
Mental Function


The Top 11 Signs
That Suggest
Omega 3 Fatty Acid
Deficiency


Five Reasons Why
You Should Drink
More Water
Everyday
___________________
Marketplace (Organic/Eco-Friendly)
OCA
Organic
Consumers
Association
GreenPeople
.org
MountainRoseHerbs.com
More Articles
Home

Articles

Nutrients

Fruits

Vegetables

Beans

Nuts

Seeds

Sprouts

Grains

Teas

Herbs & Spices

Recipes

Resources
Nutiva Organic,
Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil Reviews
,
Custom Search
Coconut Oil Research
Gluten-Free Recipes
Living-Foods.com
Raw-Vegan Recipes
EveryNutrient
.com