You need to take Antioxidant because, they
-slow down your aging
-improve your immunity against getting a disease
-help your body curing your disease
How does the ‘ANTIOXIDANT’ work?
With every breath you take you generate free radicals,
the uncontrolled oxidants that damage your cells.
As free radicals accumulate, health deteriorates and
your aging gets accelerated. It makes
you more susceptible to ever thing from
wrinkle to serious degenerative diseases.
The factors that increase the ‘Free Radicals’ in your body are:
-Natural aging process
The older you get, the less natural antioxidants your body produces,
Hence more free radicals get accumulated in your body.
Many of the components of tobacco smoke are
oxidants-agents that promote chemical reactions with oxygen.
Therefore, they also increase the by-products of such reactions
which are known as free radicals.
Due to increase in number of vehicles,
industrialisation and lack of pollution control,
there are many toxic gases present in your environment.
When you inhale these chemicals, they produce
numbers of free radicals in your body.
Even if you are not smoking, and
if any of your family member is smoking in house,
then other members of your family are exposed to cigarette smoke.
This can accumulate free radicals in your body.
-Bad food habits
If you are eating more junk food and having sodas frequently,
then you are at high risk of developing free radicals in your body.
Reduction in your immunity makes you more vulnerable to catch infection.
This makes your body week and there is
increase in free radicals in your body and
this in turn, will make you more sick.
-Excessively vigorous exercise
The benefits of exercise are widely known and
understood. But unfortunately,
the negative effects of vigorous exercise are unknown.
When you exercise more than your body capacity then,
this cause elevated aerobics metabolism in your body.
Which in turn increase the production of killer molecules
known as free radicals.
Menopause is the gradual process that occurs in female
between 40—55yrs of age group.
There is age related decrease in production of female hormone.
Leading to increase in oxidative stress in your body.
This reduces antioxidant property of that hormone,
leading to increase in free radicals in your body.
During stress free oxygen radicals increase
due to high respiratory oxygen intake.
Long time sun exposure leads to oxidative stress in your body
This accumulates free radicals in your body.
So, the answer is- ‘Yes’, you need to take Antioxidants.
In next tip we will discuss about
the Foods from which you get your Antioxidants….
Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life-
Dr. Bhumita Makwana
Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician