There are a couple of critical keys to slowing down the aging process. Understanding ORAC and learning how to effectively apply it can make a big difference in your body’s ability to fight free radical damage; one of the leading causes of aging and degenerative diseases.
This section of our website is designed to help you understand this powerful tool and learn how to put it into an effective anti aging strategy. The videos and articles listed will help you understand and apply this information but first let me introduce you to ORAC.
ORAC is an acronym for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. That’s just a fancy why of measuring how effective a food is in delivering much needed antioxidants to help your body fight free radical damage.
Most degenerative diseases are a result of free radical damage. Simply stated a free radical is an atom or molecule that’s missing an electron. This makes it unstable so it’s going to steal an electron from another molecule. This results in a new free radical which creates a cascading effect until it steals an electron from a cell wall. This causes damage which over time can affect the cell’s ability to properly function.
An antioxidant is a molecule that will freely give away an electron but still remain stable in the process. Thus, it can effectively stop any free radical damage to the cell membrane.
Fruits and vegetables can be powerful sources of antioxidants. It’s why nutritionists want us to eat 5-8 servings per day. However, if you understand the power of ORAC and how to apply it you can cut down on the number of servings. Currently, the United States Department of Agriculture recommends a diet of fruits and vegetables that will allow you to consume somewhere between 3,000 to 5,000 ORAC units per day.
Our Wellness Library contains 3 videos on ORAC. One video will provide you with an overall picture of this powerful anti aging tool. The other two videos will show you how to effectively apply the information into your daily routine. These two applications will have a major impact of reducing free radical damage while improving your energy levels and overall health and wellness. The articles will provide you with additional information. Here’s the list of videos and articles to help you apply this powerful tool:
Understanding the power of ORAC and learning how to incorporate high value fruits and vegetables into your daily diet is one of the most effective strategies for slowing down the aging process and preventing degenerative diseases.
Research has consistently shown the value of fruits and vegetable in helping to reduce cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, and various forms of cancer. Plus, they benefit the skin and aid the liver in detoxification while providing your body with much needed nutrients.
Help us offer additional high value meals to our readers. Use The ORAC Rating Table to design fruit smoothies or lunch and dinner meals that have an ORAC value of 3,000 or more. If your meal design passes the taste test we’ll give you credit in our newsletter and send you a “GOT ORAC!” t-shirt. Just click on the above box for all the details.
Until next time, may we both age youthfully!
P.S. As a convenience, I’ve also included links to the ORAC videos and articles below:
The Power of ORAC! (Video)
The ORAC Shake! (Video)
The ORAC Salad! (Video)
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