Free Radical Production From Poor Digestion
What exactly are the causes of free radicals? Whether good or bad for us, it's important to find ways to reduce free radical production in our body.
If you were to Google what are some commonalities of many diseases like cancer, ADHD, autism, and other brain-related disorders like Parkinson's and depression, you'd find that oxidative stress is right up there and probably a bodily function that is found in the early stages of these diseases and disorders. So why don't we hear more about it?
When we take in fried foods, alcohol, tobacco, pesticides, and air pollutants, our body generates free radicals whose sole job is to wreak havoc in our bodies. These free radicals provide no benefit for the health of our body. We combat these free radicals by fighting them with antioxidants, and when you don't have enough antioxidants to counteract those free radicals, your body begins to suffer from oxidative stress simply because the free radicals outnumber the antioxidants. Why is this important for our long-term health?
Free radicals are linked to how quickly we age, and all aging is the accumulation of the free-radical damage. Once you reduce the damage caused, you reduce how quickly you age, and you ultimately reduce the degrading of our mental capacities which includes depression and anxiety. So what to do? Get rid of those unhealthy fats like canola, peanut, and safflower oils and increase dark fruits and veggies that helps your body produce more antioxidants to fight those pesky free radicals.
Knowing foods can cause free radicals to be produced simply from poor digestion can help us better understand how damaging they can be to our gut and inevitably our brain health. Do free radicals cause depression? Of course they can, and once you address digestive stress you put on your body through the elimination of unhealthy foods and replacement of healthy foods, you inevitably can increase your life span.
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Jared Toay, aka. the "Digestion Dude" or "Mad Scientist" has actively been promoting the importance of gut health and digestion for more than 5 years. A weight loss researcher, bodybuilder, and creator of a wide variety of fermented foods and drinks, he has had a lengthy journey on his way to healthy living. As an accomplished author and speaker, he has found that the best way to be awakened to our full potential inside and outwardly to the world is through strengthening the gut and brain connection. If you are ready to experience why you are such an amazing human, be sure to follow him on all his social media platforms where you hang out.
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