Antioxidant Assessment

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.

Symptom Check

  • ______   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)

Toxicity Check

  • ______   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)

Diet Check

  • ______   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

0-10  

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! 

11-15

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.

16-20

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.

20+

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

  1. Prunes
  2. Raisins
  3. Blueberries
  4. Blackberries
  5. Kale
  6. Strawberries
  7. Spinach, Raw
  8. Raspberries
  9. Tenderstem (Chinese Kale & Broccoli)
  10. Plums
  11. Alfalfa Sprouts
  12. Spinach, steamed
  13. Broccoli
  14. Beets
  15. Avocado

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.

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