Do Your Fly Often?
t turns out that every time you fly
t turns out that every time you fly, you expose yourself to potentially damaging levels of ionizing radiation. This particular type of radiation can lead to increased DNA damage and accelerated aging.
In a study put out by the American Journal of Clinical Research, 82 pilots who consumed lower amounts of certain fruits and vegetables experienced the HIGHEST level of “chromosomal transmutations.” These transmutations are “biomarkers” that indicate cumulative DNA damage.
The less fruits and vegetables they ate, the more chromosomal damage they incurred.
The nutrients the researchers honed in on included vitamin C and E, beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, and lutein-zeaxanthin from food sources, such as citrus fruit and green leafy veggies.
The pilots eating a higher quantity of these foods had approximately 40% less damage to their DNA.
But those pilots who at the HIGHEST levels suffered the LEAST damage of all – 73% less damage. That’s a huge difference.
As Dr. Robert Rowen says, “This is proof of the anti-aging properties of the Living Foods Diet. Food provides far more God-made nutrients than you can get in a bottle.”
This is important information, indeed. Eating the best, fresh, raw, organic fruits and vegetables is the healthiest way to protect your body from external damage from the sun and atmosphere. When you do so, you protect your DNA.
Even if you don’t fly, you are constantly bombarded with radiation. A healthy, well nourished body is able to regenerate and recover from much radiation damage.
But for those who have weakened immune systems or suffer from elevated levels of stress, it is much more likely that they will subject themselves to long term damage that only increases with age.
This accelerated damage can lead to mutations, skin problems, illness, cancer, immune disorders and more.
Solution? Eat more fruits and vegetables! Make smoothies and juices. Bring them to work with you for lunch and snacking. Click here for an excellent recipe that you can adapt to your liking: bestraworganic.com/best-green-juice-smoothie-recipe.
- High dietary antioxidant intakes are associated with decreased chromosome translocation frequency in airline pilots,” By L.C. Yong and M.R. Petersen et al, 2009.
- This article was inspired by Robert Rowen, MD.