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Festive fettuccine

Festive fettuccine

Serves 4 10 oz whole-grain fettuccine 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 lb cubed firm tofu, or 1 cup shredded cooked chicken breast 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil 1 1/2 lbs ripe tomatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces (you can also use canned chopped tomatoes) 1 cup fresh basil leaves, packed 1/4 lb asparagus, cut into [...]

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, [...]

Day 1

Day 1

BREAKFAST Oat bran with walnuts and raisins 1/2 grapefruit 1 cup green tea MID-MORNING SNACK 1 cup vegetable juice with lemon LUNCH Favorite Bean Chili Whole-grain crackers Fresh pear, apple, or banana Seltzer water w/lemon MID-AFTERNOON SNACK 8 ounces 2% milk or soy milk DINNER Poached Salmon Veggie Rice Casserole Avocado Salad (red leaf lettuce, [...]

Eggplant dip

Eggplant dip

Makes 1  1/2 cups 1 large eggplant 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 green onion, chopped 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1 tbs lemon juice 10 black olives, pitted and chopped Peel the eggplant and cut it into quarters. Place the pieces into a steamer and steam until tender, about 10 minutes. When cool, press the liquid [...]

Scrambled delight

Scrambled delight

Serves 2 1/2 green pepper, chopped 1/2 red pepper, chopped 1/2 onion, chopped 1/2 cup spinach, chopped Water for steaming 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil 4 eggs Dash of salt and pepper In a skillet, steam all the vegetables and garlic in a few tablespoons of water until moderately soft. [...]

Go natural

Go natural

So far we’ve discussed many different foods that fight aging—foods that provide essential vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, calcium, quality protein, and good fats. But if you really want to reap the most benefits from these anti-aging food choices, you need to think clean—no pesticides, herbicides, hormones, antibiotics, artificial colorings, flavorings, or preservatives. On the surface that [...]

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 [...]

Day 3

Day 3

BREAKFAST Sunrise Quinoa with fresh fruit 1 slice whole-grain bread with all-fruit jelly 1 cup green tea MID-MORNING SNACK Mango Smoothie LUNCH Split Pea and Veggie Stew 1/2 whole-wheat pita Iced herbal tea MID-AFTERNOON SNACK Raw vegetables with Eggplant dip DINNER Chicken, Veggie, and Cashew Stir-fry Brown rice

How to find your foods

How to find your foods

All food items are arranged alphabetically. For example, if you want to find peppers, turn to the nutrition counter and look for “peppers.” Under “peppers” you will see that there are several types of peppers, and you can easily compare the nutritional values of each. Some foods have been placed in categories. One of the [...]