Natural Protection Against Free Radicals

In addition to taking dietary supplements, here are other steps you can take to protect against free radicals:

Eat better. This means eating whole, organic foods whenever possible and avoiding processed foods and artificial chemicals.

Exercise. This increases production of free radical-scavenging enzymes, which protect the body from increased oxygen-related stress.

Maintain a clean environment. This means avoiding excessive exposures to toxic air pollution; chemicals such as solvents and industrial waste; heavy metals; unnecessary medications; and pesticides.

Reduce stress. This encourages hormonal balance and a stable metabolic rate, also curtailing free radical damage.