So what are some factors which lead to this excess of free radicals? Before modern times, the key contributors to an excess of free radicals were breathing, excessive exercise, aging and disease. Unfortunately, our modern way of life presents many more negative impacts toward this unhealthy excesses of free radicals in our bodies. The following factors deliver extra exposure to free radicals:
● Air and water pollution
● Food and beverage additives
● Chemical preservatives in our foods
● Excesses of sugar and processed carbohydrates in our diets
● Consuming excesses of the wrong types of fats and oils (such as omega-6 vegetable oils!)
● Household and industrial chemicals
● Unhealthy chemicals in most personal hygiene and beauty products
● Fungicides and herbicides in our food
● Excess UV rays
● GMO foods
● Unmanaged stress