If you’re an athlete or you workout... then you need to know!
Oxidative stress is essentially an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the ability of the body to counteract or detoxify their harmful effects through neutralization by antioxidants.
Antioxidants are molecules that can donate an electron to a free radical without making themselves unstable. This causes the free radical to stabilize and become less reactive.
While free radicals and antioxidants are part of your body’s natural and healthy functioning, oxidative stress occurs when free radicals and antioxidants are out of balance. Oxidative stress can cause damage to many of your tissues, which can lead to a number of diseases over time. Exercise creates additional oxidative stress in our bodies, which causes it to break down and also speeds up the aging process!
You may also be exposed to free radicals in the environment. Some sources include:
certain pesticides and cleaners
A diet high in sugar, fat, and alcohol may also contribute to free radical production.
Only WHOLE FOODS ....Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants that reduce oxidative stress.
This means that if your diet is poor, then it’s actually best not to exercise as your body won’t be able to repair. Eventually this WILL catch up with you!
Gains are not made in the gym... gains occur when your body can recover and repair from the workout and come back stronger to do it all over again! Being stiff and sore after a workout indicates your body is not repairing quickly!
So, if you’re an athlete or workout regularly, it is recommended that you eat at least 12 -20 servings of a variety of fruits and veg EVERY day! Do you get 12-20 servings of fruit and veggies every single day? NO?? That’s because it’s next to impossible to do so! That’s why we need to bridge the gap with whole food concentrates - over 30 fruits and vegetables every day in an easy and convenient capsule or chew!
While you can’t completely avoid exposure to free radicals, you can make lifestyle choices regarding diet, exercise, and environment to help keep your body in balance, and prevent damage and disease.
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