Healthy Eating Habit is the Key Component in Anti-aging Planning
A Mediterranean diet is rich in colorful fruits and vegetables, olive oil and whole grains with few processed, refined or packaged foods. This low-fat diet has scientifically shown to be the best choice for disease prevention, healthy aging besides reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease more effectively than other diets. The studies by San Francisco cardiologist Dean Ornish agreed that low-fat but nutrient-rich foods help to prevent heart disease (the leading death in most western countries) and can help reverse it. In the study of Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH), a low-fat diet that includes 10 daily servings of fresh fruits and vegetables, plus 2 servings of calcium-rich dairy products have shown a significant decline in systolic and diastolic readings by 5.5mm and 3mm respectively for those suffering from hypertension. This experiment tells us that the dietary changes can result in reduced blood pressure.
Other studies indicate that the dietary changes could virtually eliminate hypertension that put 50 million elderly people in America at high risk of heart attack, kidney failure or stroke. Dr. Boyd Eaton, an Atlanta-based radiologist, once said, “Hypertension is not an inevitable part of aging.” He remarked in his book that Hypertension has become a disease of civilization. Scientists conclude that the low-fat, high fiber Mediterranean diet is an example for healthy eating and a long happy life. They also found that the hearts of those who had followed this diet pattern appeared 15 years healthier than those who betray this eating habit.
Antioxidant is a Powerful Booster for Your Immune System
Our body needs the antioxidants to fight off the “free radicals” (these substances are obtained either via foods or the environment around us, and they tend to cause the oxidation and breakdown of our cells). If our body is lack of antioxidants, these free radicals take a shortcut to cause a domino effect in cellular damage which will then prepare a quick “circuit” for “aliens” like cancer, aging and many types of diseases to colonize your “territory” (body). However, the presence of “good guys” (antioxidants) will help “compromise” (neutralize) with these damaging “culprits” (free radicals). Diets rich in antioxidants come mostly from a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.
The antioxidant and vitamins found in tomatoes and leafy vegetables help boost immune system, and delay the corrosion of aging cell membranes, while vitamin B help protect your heart. By increasing the intake of fresh plant-based foods (not the processed), you gain benefits of cancer-fighting phytochemicals, fiber to maintain the colon health and modulate blood sugar, and bone-saving calcium. The best thing of eating plants is that you won’t carry an overload belly or buttock (without getting fat). There’s no doubt that plant-based diet can benefit your body with the age-reversing effects. Why eating too much animal-based diet is not good for you? ReadThe Amazing Facts about the MeatandThink Before You Eatfor more details.
Whenever possible, choose those foods that are pesticides and herbicides- free, and don’t dump these scary chemicals inside your body. Your body is not a cemetery to burry these chemicals. In other words, choose organically grown fresh fruits and vegetables for your optimum health and longevity. Restrict yourself on the intake of refined sugars and processed starches, and be sure to replenish your body with plenty and adequate amount of fresh, purified alkaline water.
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