You work hard, so you need water that works even harder. That’s where Bai’s new Antioxidant Water comes in—and it’s now for sale in Flywheel studios nationwide! Infused with free-radical fighting antioxidants, a pH balance of 7.5+, and a ton of electrolytes; it helps you power through every second of class. We’ve answered some frequently asked questions to help you understand why Bai is our new favorite drink with benefits.
(In partnership with Bai)
What are antioxidants?
In one word? Powerhouses! Antioxidants are organic substances found in foods and beverages that are capable of combating damage to the body’s cells that occurs through the process of oxidation.
Many popular foods you eat contain antioxidants from fruits and vegetables like blueberries, pomegranates, carrots and tomatoes, to beverages such as green and black tea, to sweet and savory treats such as chocolate and nuts.
What is oxidation and why is it bad?
Oxidation is a normal, regularly occurring chemical process that produces unstable and potentially dangerous molecules called free radicals. Everyday factors — such as diet, pollution, smoking, exercising, stress or anxiety — can speed up the process of oxidation.
Why are free radicals bad?
The formation of free radicals is a natural bodily process, and they can play a positive role in many normal cellular processes. But at highly concentrated levels, free radicals can be dangerous — potentially causing extensive damage to all parts of cells, including DNA, proteins and cell membranes.
How do antioxidants neutralize free radicals?
The body does have natural ways of delaying or inhibiting the oxidation process through its own defense system of primary antioxidants. Not only does the body’s power to fight free radical decrease with age, but relying on your body alone doesn’t fully diminish free radicals. That’s where Antioxidants come into play and help break down free radical molecules, inhibiting their ability to attack healthy cells.
So, you’re saying I should incorporate antioxidants into my normal diet?
Consuming antioxidant-rich fruits, vegetables, spices and beverages is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle! In addition to the body’s naturally occurring defenses, secondary antioxidants from dietary sources – like Bai Antioxidant Water — deliver another wave of defense against oxidation and free radicals.