Free Radicals and Obesity:
Behind the Science
A big component of the obesity problem is the free radical problem. Free radicals are “rogue” molecules that rob electrons from other molecules, which in turn become free radicals and “pinball” around the body, creating a continuous cycle of damage and destruction to our bodies’ cells, tissue and organs.
Numerous studies demonstrate that free radicals lead to unwanted weight gain. For instance, researchers from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University found a direct correlation between oxidative stress (free radical damage) and increased obesity. Another study from the University of Florida found that eating plants high in phytochemicals (and antioxidants) is effective at reducing the amount of oxidative stress in the body, and therefore able to lower the risk of gaining unwanted fat.
The Antioxidant Solution to Wellness
The good news is that eating a diet rich in antioxidants can be one of the best ways you can lose those unwanted pounds and improve overall wellness. Want to drop a few pant sizes? Want to lose inches off your waist, thighs and arms? Want to feel that surge of youthful energy? You can! With a high-antioxidant or high-ORAC diet.
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- Is one of nature’s top antioxidant foods
- Optimizes production of brain chemicals such as serotonin
- Decreases appetite
- Stabilizes blood sugar levels
- Improves mood
- Decreases inflammation
- Protects against stress and anxiety