This assessment consists of 3 sections – Symptom Check, Toxicity Check and Diet Check.
Score 1 point for each “yes” answer. Total your score and find your results and recommendations at the end of the assessment.
- ______ Do you frequently suffer from infections (coughs, colds)?
- ______ Is is difficult for you to get over an infection?
- ______ Do you have a recurring infection? (Cystitis, thrush, earache, herpes, etc.)?
- ______ Do you bruise easily?
- ______ Have you ever suffered from: cancer, heart disease, cataracts, diabetes, high blood pressure, infertility, AMD, measles, mental illness, gingivitis, arthritis?
- ______ Have your parents suffered from two or more of the conditions listed above?
- ______ Do you easily get exhausted after physical exertion?
- ______ Does your skin take a long time to heal?
- ______ Do you suffer from acne, dry skin, or excessive wrinkles for your age?
- ______ Are you overweight?
Total Symptom Check Score _______ (1 point for each “yes” answer)
- ______ Do you work or live in a polluted city or by a busy road?
- ______ Do you spend more than two hours in traffic each day?
- ______ Do you spend time in a smoky atmosphere most days?
- ______ Are you often exposed to strong sunlight?
- ______ Do you consider yourself unfit?
- ______ Do you exercise excessively?
- ______ Have you smoked for more than 5 years of your life, less than five years ago?
- ______ Do you smoke now?
- ______ Do you smoke more than ten cigarettes a day?
- ______ Do you have an alcohol drink each day?
Total Toxicity Score _____ (1 point for each “yes” answer)
- ______ Do you eat fried food most days?
- ______ Do you eat less than a serving of raw or fresh vegetables each day?
- ______ Do you eat fewer than two pieces of fresh fruit a day?
- ______ Do you rarely eat beans, lentils, quinoa, nuts, seeds, or whole grains?
- ______ Do you eat smoked or barbecued food?
- ______ Do you rarely eat foods rich in vitamin C (bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, watercress, lemons, oranges, kiwi, and strawberries).
- ______ Do you rarely eat foods rich in vitamin E (tuna, sardines, salmon, beans, peas, sesame seeds, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, and vegetable oils).
- ______ Do you rarely eat foods rich in vitamin A or beta-carotene (carrots, squash, pumpkin, cabbage, watercress, sweet potatoes, melon, mangoes, tomatoes, broccoli, beef liver and veal liver.
Total Diet Check Score ______ (1 point for each “yes” answer)
Total of all three sections _______
Antioxidant Capacity Results
This is an ideal score. This score indicates that your health, diet, and lifestyle are consistent with a high level of antioxidant protection. Keep up the great work!
This is a reasonable score, but it is not ideal. You could increase your power of prevention by increasing your levels of antioxidant protection. Try to incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet. Take a good multivitamin or antioxidant every day. Try to avoid pollution, roads with busy traffic, smoky places, over exposure to direct sunlight and burned or fried foods. Don’t over exercise.
This is a poor score and indicates that you have plenty of room for improvement. Eat lots of fresh fruit especially berries. Eat lots of vegetables, especially broccoli, spinach, avocado, sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, and watercress. Take a good multivitamin and/ or good antioxidant supplement daily. Try to avoid pollution, roads with busy traffic, smoky places, over exposure to direct sunlight and burned or fried foods. Look at how you can make positive lifestyle changes to increase your antioxidant protection.
This is a bad score. You are in the high-risk group for rapid aging. Your diet plan must be antioxidant rich. Following this assessment, you will find a list of the top 15 antioxidant foods. Most of your food choices should come from that list. You will need to make immediate changes to your diet and lifestyle and add supplements to slow down the aging process and decrease the risk of disease.
Top 15 Antioxidant Fruits & Vegetables
- Spinach, Raw
- Tenderstem (Chinese Kale & Broccoli)
- Alfalfa Sprouts
- Spinach, steamed
Acai Berries have the highest antioxidant power, it is about 3 times more than any of the fruits and vegetables listed. If you can incorporate Acai into your diet, you should.