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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 sub-optimal eating habits.
Free radicals are believed to accelerate the progression of many diseases.
Antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables help to neutralise 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 standardised
measurement of the total antioxidant power of a substance. Antioxidant power is
the ability to neutralise oxygen free radicals. The more free radicals a
substance can absorb, the higher it’s ORAC score. Nutritionists recommend that
we consume the 7 servings of fruits and vegetables of per day to significantly
impact antioxidant activity in the body and reduce free radical damage.*1.
Seven servings of fruits or vegetables provides approximately 3500 ORAC
units. One 3.5g teaspoon serving of Berry Radical contains over 4000 ORAC units!
One 105g tub contains 123,375 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