Fight Free Radicals
The high ORAC score (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity) of Açaí tells us it’s the ultimate at fighting free radicals. The antioxidants in Açaí bind with free radicals so they don’t damage healthy cells. Açaí’s high ORAC score means it absorbs lots of free radicals, and is the best at helping to fight disease and aging
Make Every Sip Count
The average person needs over 3,000 ORAC units per day to fight free radical damage. Most Americans only get about 1200*
Drinking a 12 oz bottle of Zola Açaí every day, can help keep your body in check from free radical damage, (that means a younger and healthier you)
So, what’s a Free Radical?
Free radicals are formed either naturally inside the body (a byproduct of normal metabolism) or outside the body (pollution, cigarette smoke, motor vehicle emissions, etc. which enter through breathing or through the skin). Similar to the way oxidation can cause rust on cars, these free-radicals can cause oxidation, leading to cell damage
Free radicals are molecules that are short an electron; therefore they are highly unstable. Since electrons are most stable in pairs, unbalanced free radicals go on the hunt to ‘steal’ an electron from a healthy molecule. This attack spontaneously generates another unstable free radical, starting a chain reaction called ‘oxidation’ that eventually can lead to a cell’s death. Free radicals have been shown to contribute to at least 50 diseases including cancer and cardiovascular disease and are the biggest factor in aging
Antioxidants bind with free radicals so they don’t rob an electron from a healthy molecule. They also help repair cell damage.
*Dr. Guohua (Howard) Cao, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston, “Can Foods Forestall Aging”, http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/feb99/aging0299.htm?pf=1