What is Oxidative Stress?
Oxidative stress is another process in the body that can be detrimental in excess. Inflammation is a result of constant oxidative stress. A good example of oxidative stress is when an apple cut in half results in browning of the exposed internal part of the apple. This is not an optimal state for the apple to survive and the apple will be wasted.
What Causes Oxidative Stress?
Oxidative stress occurs in the body from ingestion of free radicals, normal metabolism, tobacco smoke and numerous other environmental and health factors.
How does the body cope with Oxidative Stress?
The body has multiple ways in dealing with oxidative stress. These include micronutrients that we consume, repair mechanisms via the immune system, and a process called apoptosis (destruction of cells) via the immune system. Constant influx of certain foods can cause an excessive amount of oxidative stress which can result in non optimal health.
How can you reduce Oxidative Stress?
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