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Brain exercises

Brain exercises

Your brain may not be a muscle, but you can work it like one to help prevent memory loss and other cognitive difficulties associated with aging. As your brain ages, it loses the ability to fight against substances and processes that can harm it, including free radicals and inflammation. Aging brain cells also gradually stop [...]

STEP 9: Strive to be toxin free

STEP 9: Strive to be toxin free

You are surrounded by substances that cause and contribute to aging and disease, and that includes the food and beverages you consume every day. Fortunately there are ways you can avoid or minimize their harmful effects. Avoid sugar and sugary foods. If you don’t think something that tastes so good and sweet could be so [...]

STEP 2: Be nuts about nuts

STEP 2: Be nuts about nuts

You should be nuts about nuts, and here’s why. Several very large studies that included tens of thousands of participants from the Nurses’ Health Study, the Physicians’ Health Study, and others, found that the risk of coronary heart disease is 37 percent lower among people who eat nuts more than four times per week compared [...]

Poached salmon

Poached salmon

Serves 1 1 salmon fillet 1/4 cup white wine 1/4 cup water Several thin slices of red onion and green pepper Dash of dill Put the wine, water, dill, onions, and pepper in a sauté pan and simmer on medium heat. Place the fillet in the pan. Cover and cook until done, about 5 minutes [...]

Veggie rice casserole

Veggie rice casserole

Serves 4 1 large clove garlic, peeled Handful of fresh cilantro leaves 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves 1/4 cup chopped onion 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth 1 cup short grain brown rice 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 large carrot, shredded Place the garlic, cilantro, onion, and 1/2 cup broth in a food processor and [...]

Chicken, veggie, and cashew stir-fry

Chicken, veggie, and cashew stir-fry

Serves 4 1/2 lb chicken breast, poached and cut into 1/8-inch wide, 3-inch long strips 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 cup sliced carrots 1/2 cup sliced onion 1/2 cup sliced green pepper 1 cup bean sprouts 2 cups zucchini, cut into thin strips 1/4 cup cashew pieces 1 tbs [...]

STEP 6: Hydrate your body

STEP 6: Hydrate your body

Pure water is essential for hydration of the skin and muscles and to promote healthy circulation and organ system functioning, especially the gastrointestinal system. Keeping yourself properly hydrated can also significantly reduce your chances of getting cancer. Studies have shown that women who drank more water (eight glasses or more daily) had less than 50% [...]

How to read food labels

How to read food labels

Nutrition Facts labels and other labeling on food packages can provide much important information when choosing age-defying foods, but they can also be confusing. So we try to sort it out for you. Nutrition Facts Labels Nutrition Facts labels are required for most foods (except meat and poultry) and have standardized categories, which we explain [...]

Brussels sprouts in orange sauce

Brussels sprouts in orange sauce

Serves 4 1 lb brussels sprouts 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch 1/4 cup orange juice 1 orange, peeled and sectioned 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1/8 cup slivered almonds Cut a cross into the base of each sprout. Steam the sprouts until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. In a small saucepan, combine the cornstarch and [...]

Split pea and veggie stew

Split pea and veggie stew

Serves 4 1 cup dry green split peas 3 cups water 1/4 lb each green beans cut into 1-inch pieces, chopped zucchini, and sliced mushrooms 1 green pepper, chopped 1 tbs soy sauce 1 tsp mustard Place split peas and water in a large pot and bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer [...]