Human health relies on community. By caring about the quality of what we put in and on our bodies, we not only improve our wellness, but that of those who live with us and around us.
Your wellness and your community’s wellness can be improved by choosing products free of damaging free radicals and by eating a diet rich in organic fruits and vegetables.
Free radicals are atoms or molecules that are very reactive with other cellular structures. Free radicals can be found in our bodies as they are natural by-products of body functions like metabolic processes and immune system responses. Damaging free radicals can be found in pollution, fried foods, pesticides and more. When they meet the stable molecules in your body, they try to rob the electrons to stabilize themselves and leave your body with unstable molecules. Exposure to damaging free radicals can compromise your health.
To protect your body and keep you healthy, avoiding harmful substances like pesticides helps. Antioxidants also help because they can reduce the formation of free radicals or react with and neutralize them. Antioxidants do so by donating an electron to the free radical to stabilize it. Hence, a diet rich in antioxidants can protect your body, keeping you and your community healthy.
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