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Free Radicals are destructive elements that are produced by our bodies through normal cell processes, and are needed for certain cellular reactions including our defence against bacteria. However sunlight, smoke, intense exercise, stress and the chemicals used for preservatives in foods can cause the body to create too many, and when that that happens, we’re in trouble.
An excess of free radicals can increase the risk of cancer, heart disease, and thrombosis, plus fur the arteries. Thankfully you can help neutralise their effects by eating your daily 5+ portions of fruit and vegetables. On top of the useful vitamins and minerals that fruit and vegetables bring, these food also contain essential phytonutrients and antioxidants, which act to mop up the free radical rogue agents and help bring your body levels back in check. That’s why it’s so important to make sure your body is getting its fair share, and try to make the 5+ a minimum.