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Old 02-18-2010, 08:52 PM   #1
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Post Anti-Aging Nutrition Food

As we know, people will get older as well as the body system will get malfunction when aged. Many symptoms like weaker eye sight, get tired easily, thinking process slower, bad memories and a lot more. So in order for us to prolong or avoid into these bad experience, we should start to do something when we are still young by cultivating some good eating habits and exercises.

Here is more about some handy easy to get foods that will help a lot in reducing the percentage of old age memory syndrome.

1. Spinach
Spinach is superb in antioxidant, able to help in reducing the slow and weak learning capability, the damage of central nervous system. The rich vitamin C and vitamin E in spinach is the source for antioxidant that help in this particular case.

2. Salmon
Some medical study said for people who have salmon or sardine once a week, the percentage of getting dementia at old age is much lesser compare to people seldom take fish. By eating fish, it also help to keep you brain cell more active, hence increase the capability of learning and stronger memory power.

3. Grape Juice or Red Wine
Grape juice has the effect of longevity. Appropriate of red wine consuming will have similar effect, but if over consumption, it will palsy our nervous system. So you have drink it moderately. Grape juice or wine contains very high antioxidant elements that is much higher than any fruits and vegetables, it helps a lot in smoothing and increase the transmission capability in our nervous system. Other than it helps in anti-aging, in short term it also helps in having better memory power.

4. Hot Chocolate
It is very good for brain also. The density of antioxidant element in 2 table spoon of chocolate powder has more than 2 times what red wine has, and it 3-4 times more than antioxidant in green tea. So drinking hot chocolate frequently helps in maintaining healthy brain cell, preventing neurological problems.

5. Whole Wheat Product and Brown Rice
Whole wheat products and brown rice is the best sauce of food in helping our body in more efficiently absorbing nutrition. Brown rice itself already has many types of vitamins and minerals that really aid our brain power in term of learning capability and memory.

6. Almond and Walnut
Most of the time almond and walnut serves as stacks and decoration on cakes, it is not only delicious but also very good in antioxidant. They have very rich omega-3 fatty acid that really good for our brain. As according to Chinese saying, walnut is good for brain.

7. Olive Oil
It has a lot of unsaturated fatty acids, prevent artery from being hardening. So it is better to use olive oil for cooking.

8. Garlic
Our brain food is come from glucose, in order to get glucose to fully shown its effect, there need enough proportional of vitamin B1. Garlic is not rich in vitamin B1, but it is able to enhance the vitamin B1 capability. The garlic anime has the strong effect in converting the right glucose and hence our brain will have enough food.

9. Blue Berry
Wild blue berry has extremely high antioxidant that can clean up the dirt inside the body. Continuous in consuming wild blue berry, it helps a lot in brain cell regenerating, improve memory power, reducing high blood pressure symptoms and reduce the percentage of getting stroke.


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Old 02-22-2010, 07:28 PM   #2
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This fruit, which is usually eaten as a vegetable, is a good source of healthy monounsaturated fat that may help to reduce level of a bad type of cholesterol in body. Avocado is a good source of vitamin E and can help to maintain healthy skin and prevent skin aging (vitamin E may also help alleviate menopausal hot flushes). It is rich in potassium which helps prevent fluid retention and high blood pressure.

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Old 05-10-2010, 03:34 AM   #3
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7 anti-aging super foods

Read on to find out more about the 7 foods to keep you young:

The Kuna people of the San Blas islands, off the coast of Panama, have a rate of heart disease that is nine times less than that of mainland Panamanians. The reason? The Kuna drink plenty of a beverage made with generous proportions of cocoa, which is unusually rich in flavanols that help preserve the healthy function of blood vessels. Maintaining youthful blood vessels lowers risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and dementia.
Get sweet satisfaction in seconds with delicious chocolate recipes, such as Chocolate & Nut Butter Bites (which include two of the 7 anti-aging super foods!):
Chocolate & Nut Butter Bites
8 1/4-ounce squares of bittersweet chocolate
4 teaspoons almond, cashew or pistachio butter
Top each chocolate square with 1/2 teaspoon nut butter of your choice (almond, cashew, pistachio). Two sandwiches make one serving.
Per serving: 79 calories; 6 g fat (2 g sat, 1 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrate; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 12 mg sodium; 20 mg potassium. What you get: Magnesium, copper, chromium. 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving. Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 fat.

In a landmark study published in 1999, researchers at Tufts University’s Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging fed rats blueberry extract for a period of time that in “rat lives” is equivalent to 10 human years. These rats outperformed rats fed regular chow on tests of balance and coordination when they reached old age. Compounds in blueberries (and other berries) mitigate inflammation and oxidative damage, which are associated with age-related deficits in memory and motor function. Eat more blueberries with healthy blueberry recipes.

Thirty years ago, researchers began to study why the native Inuits of Alaska were remarkably free of heart disease. The reason, scientists now think, is the extraordinary amount of fish they consume. Fish is an abundant source of omega-3 fats, which help prevent cholesterol buildup in arteries and protect against abnormal heart rhythms. Eat some tonight with a healthy fish recipe.

Studies of Seventh-Day Adventists (a religious denomination that emphasizes healthy living and a vegetarian diet) show that those who eat nuts gain, on average, an extra two and a half years. Nuts are rich sources of unsaturated fats, so they offer benefits similar to those associated with olive oil. They’re also concentrated sources of vitamins, minerals and other phytochemicals, including antioxidants.

Drinking alcohol in moderation protects against heart disease, diabetes and age-related memory loss. Any kind of alcoholic beverage seems to provide such benefits, but red wine has been the focus of much of the research. Red wine contains resveratrol, a compound that likely contributes to its benefits-and, according to animal studies, may activate genes that slow cellular aging.

Olive Oil
Four decades ago, researchers from the Seven Countries Study concluded that the monounsaturated fats in olive oil were largely responsible for the low rates of heart disease and cancer on the Greek island of Crete. Now we know that olive oil also contains polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that may help prevent age-related diseases.

In the 1970s, Soviet Georgia was rumored to have more centenarians per capita than any other country. Reports at the time claimed that the secret of their long lives was yogurt, a food ubiquitous in their diets. While the age-defying powers of yogurt never have been proved directly, yogurt is rich in calcium, which helps stave off osteoporosis and contains “good bacteria” that help maintain gut health and diminish the incidence of age-related intestinal illness.

By Michelle Edelbaum

Michelle is the associate editor of interactive for EatingWell Media Group. In between editing and writing, she enjoys sampling the tasty results of the easy, healthy recipes that the EatingWell Test Kitchen cooks are working on.
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:24 AM   #4
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ok, so, i'm seeing two dishes with all of the info.

some sort of alio olio sauteed salmon, maybe nut crusted, with a whole wheat shell macaroni in spinach tomato sauce.

or whole fish stuffed with almonds and brasil nuts and bitter greens, steamed in wine and herbs, drizzled with a spicy chocolate mole, served with brown rice and guacamole.

and frozen blueberry yogurt for dessert.

alright, that's 3.
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Originally Posted by buckytom View Post
ok, so, i'm seeing two dishes with all of the info.

some sort of alio olio sauteed salmon, maybe nut crusted, with a whole wheat shell macaroni in spinach tomato sauce.

or whole fish stuffed with almonds and brasil nuts and bitter greens, steamed in wine and herbs, drizzled with a spicy chocolate mole, served with brown rice and guacamole.

and frozen blueberry yogurt for dessert.

alright, that's 3.
Now Bucky, how could you forget the red wine and chocolate... That makes four!!!
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Pomegranates supposedly have some amazing health benefits as well, including delaying signs of aging on skin. It reportedly helps to slow the breakdown of collagen and is being incorporated into several brands of skin care products.
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Old 07-11-2010, 02:19 PM   #7
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Should we take vitamin every day? I take GNC women's ultra mega every day now, is this really help??? I'm 35, I would like to know what are the best Antioxidant Foods?
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Aronia berries?
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Greek Greens....Mustard Greens.
There are no reported cases of alzeimers in Greece.


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Old 07-12-2010, 08:25 AM   #10
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Greek Greens....Mustard Greens.
There are no reported cases of alzeimers in Greece.
Oh gosh, if true, I'm going to be a Greek food convert! I love Greek food anyway, so it won't be hard to push me in that direction.


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