September 14, 2011

Anti-Aging Foods No 10

Flavonoids, a natural nutrient in cocoa, improve blood flow in the brain, which helps boost cognitive function. Plus dark chocolate contains a tannin called procyanidin, which is also found in red wine, that can keep your arteries flexible and your blood pressure low. It helps on the outside, too. In a study from the Journal of Nutrition, women who drank cocoa fortified with a chocolate bar’s worth of flavonols had better skin texture and stronger resistance to UV rays than those who drank significantly fewer flavonols. Indulge in 1 ounce a day to get all the benefits, says dietitian Sari Greaves of New York Presbyterian Hospital–Cornell.

July 30, 2011

Anti-Aging Foods No 9 Green Tea

Of course you have heard of Green Tea. Its the in-thing now. Varieties of green tea with different flavours are available to pick and choose from. Sometimes it leaves you confused. 'Problem of the Plenty'. Drink it up. It does you loads of good. Green tea releases catechin, an antioxidant with proven anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties. Research found that drinking 2 to 6 cups a day not only helps prevent skin cancer but might also reverse the effects of sun damage by neutralizing the changes that appear in sunexposed skin. Other studies show that green tea—infused with another antioxidant called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)—can boost your cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of most types of cancer.

Switch to Green Tea instead of Coffee or any other beverage. The Koreans add a little rice broth to counter the bitter taste of pure green tea. You can add a dash of lemon or orange juice. Your imagination is the limit.

July 18, 2011

At No 8 Blueberries / Amla

Blueberries are potent little fruits can help prevent a range of diseases from cancer to heart disease. Blueberries areas anti-rust for your gray matter. Besides being rich in fiber and vitamins A and C, they’re also packed with antioxidants. Opt for wild blueberries whenever possible, as they contain 26 percent more antioxidants than cultivated varieties.

Another alternative is the Wild Gooseberry or commonly known in India as AMLA. Want to live longer and healthier then don't miss on eating this anti-oxidant and Vitamin C rich storehouse.

July 12, 2011

Salmon Recipes

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Salmon Fish (No 7 of Best Anti-aging Foods)

A 4-ounce serving of salmon has approximately 2,000 milligrams of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), omega-3 fatty acids that serve as oil for the brain’s hardware by helping nerve cells communicate with one another. Thirty-five percent of your brain consists of fatty acids like these, but they can decline as the years stack up. Studies have found that the brain tissue of 65 to 80-year-olds contains 22 percent less DHA than the brain tissue of 29 to 35-year-olds. “If you want to keep your wits about you as you age, start consuming Omega-3s.

Fish Oil capsules can be had in case salmon is not available and also for vegetarians. Avoid Cod and Shark liver oil. Fish oil is taken from the body of the fish and not its organs. Flax-seeds are another good source of Omega-3.

July 11, 2011

No 6 (40 Best Foods)

The carnosic acid found in this spice has been shown to reduce stroke risk in mice by 40 percent, according to a study published in the Journal of
Neurochemistry. Carnosic acid appears to set off a process that shields brain cells from free-radical damage, which can worsen the effects of a stroke. It can also protect against degenerative diseases like
Alzheimer’s and the general effects of aging.

Ask for Rosemary powder in any convenient stores. It can be had as a tea extract or added with oregano as pizza or sandwich toppings.

November 04, 2010

No 5 Spinach (40 Best Anti Aging Foods)

It may be green and leafy, but spinach—a renowned muscle builder—is also the ultimate man food. The heart-health equivalent of a first-ballot Hall of Famer, spinach is replete with the essential minerals potassium and magnesium, and it’s one of the top sources of lutein, an antioxidant that may help prevent clogged arteries. Plus its vitamins and nutrients can bolster bone-mineral density, attack prostate cancer cells, reduce the risk of skin tumors, fight colon cancer, and, last but not least, increase blood flow to the penis. “Popeye was on to something,” says Susan Bowerman, assistant director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California .

September 05, 2010

No 4 (40 Best Anti-Aging Foods)


Often confused with yams, these tubers are one of the healthiest foods on the planet. In addition to countering the effects of secondhand smoke and preventing diabetes,
sweet potatoes contain glutathione, an antioxidant that can enhance nutrient metabolism and immune system health, as well as protect against Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, liver disease, cystic fibrosis, HIV, cancer, heart attack, and stroke. What’s more, they’re also loaded with vitamin C, which smoothes out wrinkles by stimulating the production of collagen. A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that volunteers who consumed 4 milligrams of C (about half a small sweet potato) daily for 3 years decreased the appearance of wrinkles by 11 percent.

For the first 4 foods that heal see previous posts. More in next post.