Showing posts with label green leafy vegetables. Show all posts
Showing posts with label green leafy vegetables. Show all posts

Saturday, July 15, 2017

General Health Tips : 7 Best Foods for People Over 50

Life stages simplified:
  • Growth and development? Youth and adolescence.
  • Procreation and maintenance? Young adult – 20 something plus 30 years.
  • Disease prevention and keeping body systems working? Congratulations! You've reached the 50 and beyond mark!


What is an ideal anti-aging shopping list for someone 50 or over? 

 


1. Green Leafy Vegetables
  • fight DNA damage that may lead to cancer;
  • reduce your risk of chronic eye diseases;
  • suppress the amino acid homocysteine which is important for brain health.


2. Kefir or Yogurt
  • source of calcium, needed for bone;
  • choose plain, low-sugar varieties, ideally made from grass-fed milk.


3. Whey Protein
  • counteract loss of muscle mass and strength.
  • easily absorbed and supports muscle growth and repair.
  • add to smoothies or mix with milk for a quick shake.


4. Wild-Caught Seafood
  • best sources of omega-3 fats, fights inflammation and supports brain health, heart health and more.


5. Berries
  • high in fiber and antioxidants;
  • should be called “super berries” because of all the health benefits.


6. Olive Oil
  • heart-healthy monounsaturated fat can lower risk of heart disease;
  • controls insulin levels and blood sugar;
  • provides vitamins E and K.


7. Dark Chocolate (the darker, the better)
  • rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds
  • lowers risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and even abdominal obesity;
  • satisfies your sweet tooth. :)




DISCLAIMER: Information above not intended to substitituted for medical advice. General information purposes only. If you found the summary above useful and would like to read the extended version of the article or find other health-related writings, click here to peruse the full library.









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Monday, January 9, 2017

Eat Your Greens! Drink Your Carrots!

Growing up, people used to always say to me: “Eat carrots! They're good for your eyes.” I believed what they said. Not dissing carrots, but they were and are not my favorite veggie. So coming up with creative ways to enjoy them to receive the health benefit was always a challenge.   What's the best way to respond to a food challenge?  COMPROMISE!  😋



Now in my adulthood, come to find out that according to experts in diet and nutrition, zeaxanthin and lutein, which are the forms of beta-carotene that boost eye health are found in high levels in green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, kale, romaine lettuce, and Swiss chard. That's fantastic! Because for me, greens are the best veggies!! Although, in defense of carrots, the juice mixes well with various other fruits and makes for a delicious healthy drink!

Greens Glorious Greens!: More than 140 Ways to Prepare All Those Great-Tasting, Super-Healthy, Beautiful Leafy Greens



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7 Creative Carrot Juice Recipes


7 Creative Carrot Juice Recipes

When was the last time you ate five large carrots in one sitting? Probably never unless you're a juicer! Carrots are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients. They also are a good source of fiber, starch and natural sugars which make them great for boosting your energy, so be sure to include them in ...

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Carrot Juice Recipes | Juicing Carrots


Carrot Juice Recipes | Juicing Carrots

Carrot juice recipes are simply wonderful. If you've never had it before, you'll be surprised how sweet it is. It tastes NOTHING like you think it will taste. Its sweet, creamy and delicious. It has a milky texture and has no bitterness.



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