From market to meals

So far we’ve given you a good idea of the types of foods that offer the best defense against aging and some of the other lifestyle factors that have a direct or indirect impact on those food choices. But if you want to get the most from the food you choose for yourself and your family, you need to know how to select, store, and prepare them. Certain fruits and vegetables, for example, quickly lose their nutritional value if they are stored incorrectly. Some foods, depending on how they are prepared, can accelerate the aging process. For example, deep frying nutrient-rich red onions is far from the best way to enjoy these important vegetables. Meats, poultry, and fish must be handled, stored, and prepared in specific ways to ensure you and your family remain free of food-borne illnesses. It’s also important for you to understand how to read nutrition labels and ingredient panels on packaged foods so you can make the best food choices.

All this information and more is discussed in this chapter. Our hope is that you will take the guidelines offered in these pages and use them along with the information provided in the nutrition counter at the back of this site.

Category: Anti-aging diet