Dr Ross Walker Noted Australian Cardiologist says 90% of the major diseases seen in modern society are related to free radical attack on our body.
A free radical is the by-product of the reaction of many common chemicals and poisons with oxygen. This creates an unstable chemical that travels around the body, ripping out electrons and setting you up for many common diseases that afflict our modern society.
The ingestion of saturated fat, refined sugars, the use of cigarette smoke, exposure to pollution and the numerous day-to-day chemicals either in our foods or applied to our body in some form, not to mention cosmic radiation and other sources of radiation, are potent generators of free radicals.
The only methods available to us to reduce this free radical attack on our bodies are to markedly reduce our exposure to these chemicals and to load ourselves to the eyeballs with antioxidants. In reducing our exposure to chemicals that generate free radicals, we should not only look at the obvious sources, such as the food we eat and the air we breath, but also the many products we take for granted when we apply them to our body. This includes soaps, deodorants, hair and skin products. We should always be striving to use the more natural products. The second way to neutralise free radicals, however, is the use of antioxidants.
Here’s 5 great sources of Antioxidants according to Dr Ross Walker . . .
5 Top Sources of Antioxidants According to Dr Ross Walker
1. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The first pressing of the olives is the most natural and full of antioxidants, known as polyphenols.
The second source of antioxidants is tea. All forms of tea are plentiful in antioxidants, with green tea having the highest concentration.
3. Fruits and Vegetables
There are 600 naturally occurring antioxidants in all fruits and vegetables and it is my suggestion we should be ingesting 2-3 pieces of fruit per day and somewhere between 5-7 servings of different types of vegetables every day.
4. Red Wine
Red wine in low doses, which is 1-2 glasses (maximum 250ml) per day.
5. Supplemental Vitamins and Antioxidants
The final source is antioxidant dose vitamins. When considering any scientific research, one must consider some of the different aspects of evaluation. Walker states, “Laboratory evidence supporting the efficacy of antioxidant dose vitamins is solid. Clinical experience, although not true scientific research, years of my own clinical experience (along with many other people) have shown those people who ingest antioxidant dose vitamins are on the whole much healthier than those who do not.”
Without a doubt, prevention is always better than cure. And in the case of our modern lifestyle, in many cases cure is not even an option.
In conclusion, if you are interested in achieving optimum health, Dr walker suggests the five following points:
- It is vital to maintain healthy lifestyle principles, ie a healthy diet, healthy exercise program, no smoking, sensible alcohol consumption and daily stress management practices.
- It is important to have regular appropriate medical assessments.
- The regular ingestion of as pure a source of water as is available.
- The daily regular ingestion of a combined antioxidant package, along with an appropriate mineral and trace metal formula.
- To have a life purpose. It is important each of us has a reason why we should get out of bed every day and many people who I see enjoying their life well into their 80s and 90s have a strong life purpose to continue their motivation.
Antioxidant dose vitamins are an important part of combating the major diseases so prevalent in our society. More importantly, appropriate supplementation will keep you healthy, feeling well and maintain your passion and interest in life.
Recommended reading: “Highway to Heart Health Antioxidants and you” by Dr Ross Walker