If you want a visual on what type of damage free radicals can do, leave an apple slice or chunk of peeled banana on your counter. Anyone who’s done this knows it doesn’t take long for the fruit to start turning brown. What causes this? Free radicals.
Free radicals are atoms or molecules that have a single unpaired electron in an outer shell and are associated with oxidative damage. They are everywhere in the environment and we actually produce them ourselves as our bodies work to break down the foods we eat. One key reason a “balanced diet” is so important is so that we support our body’s ability to eliminate toxins created during the digestive process.
Eating foods rich in antioxidants is good but alkaline ionized water is also ANTIOXIDANT WATER.
“Free Radicals” is a big buzzword nowadays and everybody is talking about free radicals and how to neutralize them. Free radicals have a very high oxidation potential, meaning that they are known to steal electrons from other cells. They do serve a positive purpose in the proper amounts – they have the ability to attack and rid the body of viruses, bacteria, and other waste.
However, when there are too many of these free radicals roaming around in the human body, they can damage normal tissue as well as waste. Even though free radicals can reduce toxic cells, they can (and will) attack and damage healthy cells. There are many dangerous effects of oxidation (the theft of an electron) on the body’s organs:
Protecting your body’s healthy tissue from oxidation caused by these free radicals can be as simple as making adjustments to your diet. Alkaline ionized water is a powerful antioxidant that not only helps scavenge free radicals but also hydrates cells. Alkaline ionized water provides free electrons to the active oxygen radicals. This neutralizes their high oxidation potential and reduces oxidation.