Antioxidants are natural protective molecules that Mother Nature has laced into a large number of foods. They protect our DNA in healthy cells from the type of damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are harmful chemicals absorbed from cigarette smoke, pollution or fried foods that negatively affect the protective benefits of antioxidants. Other factors such as stress and weight can also negatively affect antioxidants. Antioxidants protect our DNA against the type of damage that can cause cancer.
The Biophotonic Scanner is the ultimate “lie detector test”. It is a revolutionary device that non-invasively measures your skin carotenoid/antioxidant score. The score is based on the number of antioxidants available and are indicated both numerically and by color. The lower your score, the less protection against cancers or life threatening diseases.
Good sources of antioxidants are colorful fruits and vegetables with the emphasis on vegetables. According to the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, you should consume between 5 and 13 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. This is equivalent to about 2 1/2 to 6 1/2 cups daily, depending on the amount of calories you need to consume for your weight and level of activity.
What is your antioxidant health score?