What is Free Radical Oxidative Stress to the Body?

The ‘Medical View’ by Dr. Anahita Kaul-GP. ( General Medicine)

Free Radicals and Antioxidants are part of your body’s natural functioning ‘Oxidative Stress’ when free radicals and antioxidants are out of balance. This in turn can cause damage to many of your healthy body tissues, which in turn can lead to a number of chronic illnesses/diseases over time ( such as heart disease and cancer)

What are some of the factors which increase a persons risk of Oxidative stress?

Obesity , diets high in sugar and processed foods, radiation and UV exposure, pollution and chemical exposure, smoking cigarettes and other tobacco products, alcohol consumption and certain medications.

How to manage and prevent oxidative stress to the body

Diet and Lifestyle- Nutritious diet, regular exercise routine, avoid overeating avoid smoking, limit alcohol intake, get adequate sleep and avoid unnecessary chemicals exposure, are some of the way to prevent oxidative stress to the body.

Nutritious diet, regular exercise routine. Avoid overeating, avoid smoking, limit

What are some food that reduce Oxidative Stress to the body?

Nutrients that are rich in antioxidants ( i.e.: vitamins A, and E, beta-carotene, lycopene, selenium, zinc, phenolic compounds) for example.

Berries such as strawberries, and blueberries, leafy greens and spinach, lettuce and kale, citrus fruits, like lemons and oranges and grapes, bell peppers, pumpkin and squash, tomatoes, broccoli, sweet potatoes, avocados, nuts such as walnuts, almonds and Brazil nuts to name a few