Who Do You Know?
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With nearly 200,000 diagnosed cases in 2006 (CDC), it’s likely you know someone affected by this disease. Scientists are desperate to find a cure. But in the meantime, women wonder what they can do on a daily basis to help prevent breast cancer.
Your body has 100 trillion cells. These cells naturally die off and are replicated and replaced every 90-120 days. When this natural process occurs, the cell will either be replaced with
- A healthy cell
- An altered or mutated cell or
- Nothing – cells will not be replaced at all
Dangerous chemicals called free radicals cause cell mutation. Free radicals are toxic molecules that work their way into your body. They make their living “robbing” your healthy cells of their life-giving components. Some of your cells die when in the vicinity of free radicals. Others suffer DNA damage, which changes the programming of these cells. The damaged cells then replicate themselves and their function changes dramatically. Now you have out-of-control cells occupying spaces where normal cells once lived—in other words, cancer.
You can’t get away from free radicals. They are an unfortunate part of our modern environment. A recent article suggests that we are exposed to 1000 chemicals per day. And in our lifetime, there have been over 14,000 new chemicals created. These chemicals are full of free radicals just waiting to attack your body.
Antioxidants to the Rescue
Antioxidants are nature’s response to free radicals. They are specifically designed to seek-and-destroy free radicals. Antioxidants protect the body from harm and help nurture healthy replacement cells so your body once again functions optimally.
The most powerful antioxidants are found in nature, mostly in red fruits such as berries, grapes and pomegranates. Unfortunately, we don’t consume nearly enough anti-oxidants to balance out the polluted environment we live in. Our diets have gone from eating healthy, anti-oxidant rich foods to eating foods that are processed beyond recognition. As a result, our bodies are getting bombarded with disease-causing chemicals.
Because we can’t possibly get all of the antioxidants we need, there’s Ultimate Reds. Ultimate Reds contains the extracts of 24 different red fruits and has one of the highest O.R.A.C. (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity) values of anything you can put in your body. It’s an all-natural way for you to fight free radicals and cancer causing cell mutation. Try Ultimate Reds yourself and save the Ta-Tas!