By Wayne Gendel
Click here to view the ORAC scale to see the list of the most powerful natural antioxidants. Along with clove oil the list contains other essential oils and foods that do wonders for our health!
Scientists at Tufts University have developed a mesurment scale for the U.S. Department of Agriculture called the ORAC scale (ORAC = Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity). The higher the ORAC score, the more capable that particular food is of destroying free radicals.
You can think of a free radical as a damaged lost electron energy. When chemicals, pollutants, pesticides, emotional stress, stress from exercise, excess acids enter our bodies some electrons split, which leaves a part of an electron floating around like a broken race car at full speed that is damaging our insides! Can you imagine a half of a race car out of control and the damage that can be done? In just a few seconds this one broken race car can damage 1,000 other good race cars!
Our body is a remarkable self-healing wonder mechanism, but it can only keep up so much. It is estimated that after high intensity exercise the level of free radicals in the liver and muscle tissues is up to 3x higher than normal! Add here air and water pollution, commercial skin and personal care products, genetically modified foods and a host of other sources and you can see how easy our body can get overwhelmed with free radical damage.
Our body’s enzymes and certain vitamins known as antioxidants will repair and prevent this damage provided one minimizes the exposure to the multitude of harmful elements attacking our system. If we want to keep healthy and remain youthful and vibrant, we need to minimize this damage. Antioxidants are the body’s repair mechanics for the race cars! Antioxidants not only steer our electrons, but they repair the damage and keep our system healthy.
The good news is the best antioxidants come from natural food sources! In addition to getting great nutrition into our bodies, fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy fats and natural whole food concentrates such as spirulina, wheatgrass powders, and other specialized whole foods like Amla Fruit for Vitamin C will supply abundant antioxidants as a bonus. We can also consume some of the most powerful healing substances great for overcoming most any health challenges that are among the most powerful natural antioxidants known to man. That is Pure, Organic or Wild-crafted Essential Oils! Look at the chart of the most powerful foods and essential oils for overcoming free radical damage on this ORAC Scale.
Try using clove and a variety of other essential oils in your health program. Essential Oils are easy to use, cost effective, and they can be your most powerful antioxidants that can assist in helping you overcome many health challenges. And they smell wonderful too!
Health Note: Please make sure the brand you use for massage, air purification or internally is for therapeutic use! Most store sold brands are of poor quality, not fresh, and often synthetically altered. Forever Healthy is proud to be a distributor for one of the finest brands in the world called The Aromatherapist. Please feel free to email us for a complete catalogue of over 400 finest therapeutic quality oils in the world.