In Your 40s? Your Weapon Against Cell Damage

SoulAdvisor | 3 Sep 2021
In Your 40s? Your Weapon Against Cell Damage

As women enter their 40s, not only do their hormones start to decline but the physical effects of free radicals start to take their toll. 

In an article in mindbodygreen, midwife and integrative medicine doctor, Dr Aviva Romm, says while everyone is subjected to oxidative stress from free radicals (like air pollution and UV rays) throughout their lifetime, it is in your 40s that the effects start to become visible. 

This damage might take the form of sunspots, fine lines or decreased moisture, she says, so it’s important at this stage of life to take action to defend your body from this stress. 

This is where antioxidants come in. Research shows that through nutrition, they reduce the damage from free radicals and help to protect our cells. 

The optimal way of boosting your antioxidant levels is through food - fruits, vegetables and whole grains. 

Dr Romm suggests the following foods, rich in antioxidants, for that crucial phase of life:  

  • berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries)

  • leafy greens (kale, spinach, chard, lettuce) 

  • seeds (flax seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds)

  • foods high in Vitamin C like citrus fruit such as grapefruit, lemon and oranges.  

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Free Radicals: How Do They Affect The Body? | Medical News Today

The One Thing This Hormone Expert Wants You To Pay Attention To In Your 40s | mindbodygreen

Dr Aviva Romm | mindbodygreen

Can Oxidative Damage Be Treated Nutritionally? | ScienceDirect

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