Acai vs Free Radicals and Oxidation
Oxidation is a natural process that occurs when a substance combines with oxygen. Some examples of this would be metal rusting or an apple browning after its been cut. Oxidative damage can occur from many sources some of which include, ultraviolet light, radiation, smoking, environmental pollutants, alcohol, injury, aging, strenuous exercise, and chronic disease. Although no one is immune to oxidative damage, antioxidants can help slow down or even help prevent the oxidation process. This way, we can help prevent or even repair damage done to our body's cells. Oxidation in our cells is a natural process but can unfortunately also create free radicals.
Antioxidants are essential in fighting free radicals, which are known to decrease joint function and mobility as the body ages. The Acai berry has been determined to have high levels of antioxidants1. Antioxidants can help destroy free radicals in your body, and prevent them from replicating and replacing healthy cells. They may also help repair already damaged cells in your body caused by free radicals and oxidation. Therefore, antioxidants can help fortify your immune system and maximize your health.
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1Schauss, A. G.; Wu, X.; Prior, R. L.; Ou, B.; Patel, D.; Huang, D.; Owens, John.; Agarwal, Amit.; Jensen, Gitte S.; Hart, Aaron N.; Shanbrom, Edward. “Antioxidant Capacity and Other Bioactivities of the Freeze-Dried Amazonian Palm Berry, Euterpe oleraceae Mart. (Acai)” J. Agric. Food Chem. 2006, 54, 8598–8603.