Oxidative stress is a condition that occurs when there’s an imbalance between oxygen-containing molecules known as free radicals and antioxidants. Free radicals are able to react with other molecules in a process known as oxidation, which can either benefit or harm you.

Oxidative stress can lead to serious health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, etc. Our children are actually more prone to the effects of oxidative stress because they are still developing. They can affect children in a number of ways.

Here are a few examples on how oxidative stress can affect our children:

In addition, when your body stimulates oxidative stress, it can cause a negative effect with methylation and can cause chronic inflammation.

In order to reduce oxidative stress in your body, it’s recommended to always eat a healthy balanced diet, getting regular exercise and sleep, and manage stress levels. It’s also important for our children to eat – in particular, fruits and vegetables, which are antioxidant-rich foods. Antioxidant-rich foods work to reduce oxidative stress.

Attention: This blog is purely informational and shouldn’t be taken as medical advice. Always seek the guidance of your G.P. for professional medical advice, diagnosis, and before undertaking a new regimen. Contact your child’s doctor for further information regarding their nutrition and overall wellbeing. 

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