Category: Fight aging now


Anti-Aging Supplements

Anti-Aging Supplements

There is nothing that can be done to stop the natural aging process. However, there are some things that you can do to slow it down a little bit. There are a number of nutritional supplements that have been shown to deter the natural aging process. Below are some of the nutritional supplements that you [...]

Good fat / Bad fat

Good fat / Bad fat

It’s become common practice to classify fat into two categories—“good” and “bad”—to make it easier to identify which ones you should include more of in your diet and which ones to reduce or avoid. Certainly when we talk about fighting aging, we want to optimize the benefits of good fats and minimize the damage from [...]

Calcium — keep your bones healthy.

Calcium — keep your bones healthy.

There’s no bones about it, you need adequate amounts of calcium to keep your bones healthy. Calcium is especially critical for bone health, and for the 44 million Americans for whom osteoporosis is a major health threat. The National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases reports that 10 million Americans already have osteoporosis [...]

Eat for longevity

Eat for longevity

Three or more times a day, you have a chance to fight aging with food! Your food choices are one of the most important ways you impact your health, and so it’s vitally important that you understand the basics behind what makes certain foods good partners in the fight against aging. We say “partners” because [...]

Add antioxidants

Add antioxidants

Some of the most powerful weapons you have against aging are antioxidants—certain vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that take on free radicals and combat the extensive harm they can cause to the body. Some common and powerful antioxidants include vitamin A, C, E, B6, and B12, beta-carotene, and folic acid. Other potent antioxidants include phytonutrients, which [...]

Exercise

Exercise

Wait, don’t turn the page just because you see the “E” word. Study after study shows similar results: if you want to slow the aging process, you need to exercise. In a study of nearly ten thousand men ages 20 to 82 who were followed for about five years, for example, researchers found that physically [...]

Cook to fight aging

Cook to fight aging

It’s not always what you eat as much as how you prepare it that can make a difference when it comes to aging. Remember when we talked about glycation and AGEs under “Be Sugar Smart”? AGEs are formed in the presence of high temperatures and without water, as in foods that are fried, baked, grilled, [...]

Balancing hormones

As you age, your body’s biochemistry changes, and one of the most significant changes is the decline in the levels of hormones that have a major impact on aging. Specifically, those hormones are the sex hormones—estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone—as well as the mother of all these hormones, DHEA, and a few others, including melatonin, thyroid, [...]

Calorie restriction

Calorie restriction

An increasing number of studies indicate that calorie restriction extends life in both animals and humans. Studies, beginning with the first one done at Cornell University in 1935, show that the lives of many different animals can be extended 30 to 40 percent and that age-related illnesses can be delayed when their caloric intake is [...]

Be sugar smart

This section could be called “Be Carb Smart,” but we want to impress upon you that when we talk about carbohydrates, we’re really talking about sugars. That’s because all carbohydrates are broken down (metabolized) into simple sugars. Therefore, because sugars are the bottom line when it comes to carbohydrates and their metabolism, we think it’s [...]