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Tip Sheet of 7 Foods to Keep You Young!

Secrets for a longer life!


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Olive Oil
Olive oil has great antioxidant properties. It should replace saturated fats
found in meat and butter. The Mediterranean's swear by it. Scientists have
always believed that a diet rich in olive oil can help protect against cancer ...but
some recent studies are now proving it.
Olive oil contains phenols. They are compounds believed to act as powerful
antioxidants which may help prevent age-related diseases.
A recent study of healthy European men in Denmark found that all you need is
four teaspoons a day and it will actually reduce levels of chemicals in the
bloodstream which apparently can trigger cancer.

Yogurt
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Reports at the time claimed that the secret of their long lives was yogurt, a
food very common in their diets. However, the age-defying powers of yogurt have
never have been proved directly, what we do know is that yogurt is rich in
calcium, which helps stave off osteoporosis and contains "good bacteria" that

help maintain a healthy gut and also diminish the incidence of age-related
intestinal illness.

Fish
Fish is an abundant source of omega-3 fats, which help prevent cholesterol build
up in arteries and protect against abnormal heart rhythms.
More than thirty years ago, researchers began to study why the native Inuits of
Alaska were remarkably free of heart disease. The reason? Scientists now
believe, it is the extraordinary amount of fish they consume.

Chocolate

Good news for chocolate lovers! About an ounce a day increases good
cholesterol and prevents bad cholesterol from oxidizing, a process that may
lead to heart disease. In fact, the richer in cocoa, the better. Milk chocolate
though, contains the least amount of cocoa solids, so the benefit levels drop.

Here is something interesting. The Kuna people of the San Blas islands, off the
coast of Panama, have a rate of heart disease that is nine times less than that
of mainland Panamanians.
The reason for this? The Kuna drink plenty of a beverage made with generous
proportions of cocoa, which is unusually rich in flavanols. What they do is help to
preserve the healthy function of blood vessels. Maintaining youthful blood
vessels lowers risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and
dementia.

Nuts
Nuts are rich sources of unsaturated fats, so they offer benefits similar to those
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Studies of Seventh-Day Adventists (a religious denomination that emphasizes


healthy living and a vegetarian diet) show that those who eat nuts gain, on
average, an extra two and a half years.
Walnuts and almonds are especially beneficial.

Wine
Drinking alcohol in moderation protects against heart disease, diabetes and agerelated memory loss.
Any kind of alcoholic beverage seems to provide such benefits, but red wine
especially has been the focus of much of the research.
Red wine contains resveratrol, a compound that likely contributes to its benefits,
and, according to animal studies, may activate genes that slow cellular ageing.
Perhaps there is a lot of meaning to The French Paradox!

Blueberries
Closely related to the cranberry and bilberry
Blueberry antioxidant levels are extremely high. In fact they are the at the top
of the league, rating one of the highest of fruits and vegetables in their capacity
to destroy free radicals.
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Mayer Human Nutrition Research Centre on Ageing, fed rats blueberry extract for
a period of time that in "rat lives" is equivalent to 10 human years. Those rats
outperformed other rats fed regular chow on tests of balance and coordination
when they reached old age.
Compounds in blueberries, and other berries help to combat inflammation and
oxidative damage, which are associated with age-related decline in memory and
motor function.

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