Actually it's an enemy for your whole body.What on earth is oxidative stress?If you look at the word "Oxidative" carefully, the clue is there. The first part "Ox" points at Oxygen.Because Oxygen is the naughty boy causing all the trouble here.As well as being vital in keeping as alive; some Oxygen molecules become extremely reactive whilst in the body.And they cause havoc damaging tissue all over. They damage skin making it appear older and duller.There is also recent evidence they damage hair as well, even though hair is made up of an extremely tough protein.Luckily, our body is well adapted to mopping up these reactive oxygen molecules and neutralizing them.There is even better news that there molecules which can mop these nasty reactive oxygens, which i am sure you all heard off, called "anti-oxidants".And trust me, it's VERY easy finding these. Just grab an apple, an orange, a mango, a Grape...etc.I think you know where this is heading.Eat your fruit and veg!
Cosmetic companies have had an idea, they thought "hey, imagine if we could take the antioxidants from these great fruits and make them into a skin cream?Well my next post explores this topic.I think you will like what i found.Till next time.