A healthy diet can counteract the effects of aging.
Foods containing vitamin C, the mineral zinc and anthocyanins, a flavonoid, can help delay or prevent diseases associated with aging…
…atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease, cancer, arthritis, cataracts, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease. The incidence of all of these diseases increases rapidly with aging (increases exponentially with age, in the case of cancer) with getting older…”
Some foods naturally rich in vitamin c: peppers, kale (most dark green leafy veggies), Broccoli, berries (especially strawberries), green kiwi, oranges (most citrus fruits), green peas, tomatoes (cooking brings out more C), mango, papaya, cantaloupe and honeydew melons.
Other than being rich in vitamin C, tomatoes have a bushel basket of other benefits for us older folk (and you younger kids, too). 8 Ways Tomatoes Are an Anti-Aging Superfood
Foods with zinc: oysters, shiitake (Asian mushroom), pumpkin seeds, wild rice, wheat, lentils, cashews, chickpeas, sunflower seeds, pecans, crab meat, walnuts, peanuts, almonds, beef and lamb.
We can get anthocyanins, which are plant derived antioxidants, from tea, honey, wine, fruits, vegetables, nuts, olive oil, and cocoa. I don’t know about you, but this list pretty much sums up my ‘yeah, but I’m still hungry’, diet plan.
Yet, because it’s the right choice, I’ll keep trying to eat healthy…
Anti-Aging Myths Exposed:
Is walking the only exercise you need? How much water must you drink? Does moisturizing prevent wrinkles? Does cossing your legs give you varicose veins? Must you take calcium supplements if you want stronger bones?
You can get your answers to these burning questions, and other aging myths smashed when you check out the following: Aging Myths Debunked
5 Ways To Age Healthier:
We Americans are living longer. Our life expectancy is approaching eight decades.
Yet, an alarming (and growing) number of seniors are suffering from cancer, heart disease, and other health conditions needlessly.
Don’t become a health victim because you didn’t follow these simple steps for prevention: 5 Steps To Prevent Age Related Disease
How To Stay Young Looking and Make Your Snotty Friends Jealous:
It’s a shame that some of us ‘Kids On Far Side Of 55’ actually look older than our chronological age when a few tweaks in our daily behavior could have us looking like we drink from the Fountain Of Youth.
I mean, if you’re gonna live longer because you’re living a healthy lifestyle, you might as well look your best while doing so, right? 50 Ways to Look Younger
While drug companies aren’t shy about saying otherwise, new research (based at King’s College London and the London School of Economics) shows that “there’s no clear evidence that most new cancer drugs extend or improve life…”
The findings were summed up by Vinay Prasad, Assistant Professor at Oregon Health & Science University:
The expense and toxicity of cancer drugs means we have an obligation to expose patients to treatment only when they can reasonably expect an improvement in survival or quality of life.” These findings suggest “we may be falling far short of this important benchmark…”
Litter wonder that many people think cancer treatment options are a rigged game for corporate profits. See more at: New Cancer Drugs Not Woking As Advertised
That’s it for today. Until next time,