Sunday, February 23, 2014

I Love Free Radicals

While trawling the Internet for some interesting facts on Redox Reactions I discovered that oxidation takes place in our body resulting in the loss of electrons by our body cells. This can be caused by the presence of free radicals caused by food and environmental factors. The ravaging effects of free radicals could result in ageing of our body and to counter or retard this ageing process we should resort to food or supplements containing antioxidants, At the same time, I also came across a research on worms that appears to contradict this conventional wisdom. The worms that produced more free radicals had actually lived longer while the fortunes of those that were treated with antioxidants were reversed. Read more at this site: