Why do we need Antioxidants?
Today’s fast-food society and nutrient deficient soils makes it difficult, if not impossible, to obtain the quality and concentrations of daily nutrients necessary to positively impact our lives. Nutritionists worldwide are telling us we are falling short of our daily nutritional needs.
pHresh greens is a delicious combination of 16 of the world’s most potent alkaline and antioxidant, super-foods.
What Are Free Radicals and Why Do We Need Antioxidants?
Oxidation occurs when free radicals (highly reactive, high-energy particles) ricochet wildly throughout the body and damage cells. Free radicals can be produced within the body by natural biological processes or introduced from outside via tobacco smoke, toxins, pollutants and acidic eating habits. Free radicals are believed to accelerate the progression of many diseases. Antioxidants found in vegetables help to neutralize free radicals in our bodies. *1. *2.
What Are ORAC Units And How Many Do We Need?
ORAC, short for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, is a standardized measurement of the total antioxidant power of a substance. Antioxidant power is the ability to neutralize oxygen free radicals. The more free radicals a substance can absorb, the higher it’s ORAC score. Nutritionists recommend that we consume the more vegetable per day to significantly impact antioxidant activity in the body and reduce free radical damage.*1. *2.
7 servings of vegetables provides approximately 3500 ORAC units. One 5g teaspoon serving of pHresh greens contains 2500 ORAC units! One 285g container contains 142,000 ORAC units.
1. Department of Health and Family Services. The Australian guide to healthy eating. Canberra: DHFS, 1998.
2. Cashel K, Jeffreson S. The core food groups. Endorsed by the National Health and Medical Research Council. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1995;83
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