JWM Health Trivia: Processed Food Contains Free Radicals–True or False?
Answer: True. Wondering what free radicals are? Healthy molecules have two paired electrons and free radicals are molecules missing one of their essential electrons. Because the atom needs this electron to survive, it will search for it at all costs. As it look for its missing piece, its attack other cells and try to steal their electron thereby damaging the other cell (once attacked, damaged cells become free radicals too). The damage effect then cascades as a multitude of molecules begin to suffer ultimately impairing the entire cell. Diseases such as Alzheimer's, arthritis, cancer and diabetes are linked to the over production of free radicals. Some main causes of free radical formation include:Processed Food
- Environmental pollution
- Drugs (including prescription
- UV Light
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E