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Nutrients, Antioxidants and Anti-Aging

There has been much groundbreaking research lately in the area of nutrition vis a vis aging, both internal and external. Evidence suggests that certain nutrients and antioxidants can positively affect the skin and retard or reverse aging. Antioxidants fight free radicals , highly unstable, high-energy, oxygen-centered molecules that play a dire role in the aging process by damaging essential cells and wreaking general havoc in our bodies. Left to their own devices, free radicals start a chain reaction  of recruiting more cells that cause more damage, increasing the risk of cancer and other health problems, and hastening aging, inside and out. Antioxidants hold the line against the exponential growth of free radicals, and neutralize their cumulative destructive effects by stopping them from recruiting more cells.

Evidence suggests that incorporating antioxidants into your diet is an advisable health and anti-aging practice. The vitamins A, C, and E and the mineral Selenium have been specifically identified by scientists as effective free radical fighters. At Cornerstone, our practitioners can advise on which foods are rich in these powerful antioxidants.


 

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