Add oatmeal to your normal diet to slow down the aging process because it
boosts immune system
stabilizes blood sugar
reduces risk of diabetes
has special antioxidants to protect heart
prevents breast cancer
gluten-friendly – it has a small amount of gluten but studies have shown that adults and children with celiac disease can tolerate it
Add other Anti-Aging foods to your oatmeal… like
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different ways to make oatmeal!
Let me know what you try and how you like it!
Dark Chocolate = Health Food =
It is an ANTI-AGING food!
It has Cocoa that contains a plant compound called flavonols.
Flavonols have an impressive array of benefits including:
lowering blood pressure
According to FitDay, Dark Chocolate
Is Good for your Heart (helps prevent blood clots)
Is Good for your Brain (increases blood flow & reduces stroke)
Helps control Blood Sugar (has a low glycemic index-won’t spike blood sugar levels, good for circulation & it helps keep blood vessels healthy)
Is FULL of Antioxidants! Helps free your body of FREE RADICALS
Contains Theobromine – shown to harden tooth enamel
Is high in VITAMINS & MINERALS!
The copper and potassium in dark chocolate help prevent against stroke and cardiovascular ailments. The iron in chocolate protects against iron deficiency anemia, and the magnesium in chocolate helps prevent type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Check out some of the Best Dark Chocolate in the world
DON’T GO CRAZY!
I’m not telling you -and me – to go crazy on Dark Chocolate!
It’s high in FAT!
Remember, Milk Chocolate IS NOT THE SAME!
If you don’t like the DARK, transition yourself by first choosing a chocolate that is at least 60% cocoa. Once you are use to the flavor, increase to 70%, 80%, and then even 90% pure cocoa.
One of our favorite way to add Dark Chocolate:
We grate it over our oatmeal!
My kids love this.
What’s your favorite kind of
One of the healthiest foods!
They are most commonly known as a natural laxative, but there are numerous other benefits from these fruits.
provide antioxidant protection– more than 2x the antioxidant capacity of other high ranking foods!
prevent pre-mature aging!
reduce risk of osteoporosis
reduce risk of cancer
promote cardiovascular health
Prune Nutrition Facts
|Glycemic Index (GI) Rating: Although rich in simple sugars, prunes do not cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels, possibly because of their high fiber, fructose, and sorbitol content. Therefore, prunes have a low GI rating of 29. The Glycemic Load (GL) of prunes is 9.57 (low).|
|Calories: Prunes have about 240 calories per 100 grams (67 calories per 1 ounce).|
|Macronutrients: Prunes are rich in carbohydrates. They are also an excellent source of dietary fiber (6.1 grams per 100 grams). Prunes contain very little protein and hardly any fat.|
|Vitamins: Prunes are a good source of vitamin A and vitamin K.|
|Minerals and Trace Elements: Prunes are a good source of potassium, copper, boron and magnesium.|
|Phenolic Compounds: Prunes are rich in phenolic compounds (184 mg/100 g) such as neochlorogenic and chlorogenic acids.|
Studies suggest that long-term consumption
of pomegranate juice may::
slow down the aging process
protect against heart disease
protect against cancer
It contains more
ANTIOXIDANTS than other juices!
To get the health benefit,
drink 4-8 oz a day.
Pomegranate juice has 30 grams of SUGAR – more than an equal size serving of some soft drinks – do DON’T over do it! 4-8 oz is all that you need!!!
As you know, we can’t prevent the aging process from happening but we can slow it down and improve our vitality, energy, and quality of life through what we eat!
Inflammation & Oxidative Damage
These are two processes that happen within our bodies that contribute to almost every degenerative disease.
They are involved in…
- heart disease
- cognitive decline
- other, less serious diseases that affect quality of life
- damage cells
- damage the delivery system for oxygen and blood
the body’s response to injury or irritation.
Acute inflammation occurs so that the body can recover from injuries, colds, or infections. This is all good… the body’s healing agent!
Chronic inflammation is not so great. Over time, it does damage that goes unnoticed because of the lack of symptoms. For this blog post, I am referring to inflammation as a result of a poor diet, stress, smoking and the lack of exercise.
I’m talking about free radicals. These rogue cells attack your good cells and actually damage your DNA. Simply put, they affect the way your cells repair and rebuild…
which leads to aging.
THE GOOD NEWS!
Unfortunately we can’t completely eliminate inflammation and free radicals from our body, BUT we can significantly reduce them!
- We can add foods filled with anti-inflammitory properties to our daily food routine
- Reduce the amount of chemicals that come in contact with your body.
For the next 2 weeks I will be talking about a new SUPER FOOD each day that will help fight against inflammation and free radicals!
Take this journey with me and invite your friends!