Your body is being constantly attacked by very harmful substances known as free radicals or oxygen radicals. Free radicals can destroy your cells, tissues and organs.
Free radicals are highly unstable molecules that are naturally formed inside our bodies by the process of oxidation. They are normal by products of everyday functions like digestion and physical activity. Free radicals also come from outside sources, such as smoking, environmental pollution, and synthetic chemicals that are added to our water and food. Some tips for living longer and anti-aging:
– Change your perception of time
– Access restful awareness and restful sleep
– Nourish your body with anit-aging food
– Eliminate toxins
– Make love the most important thing in your life
Scientific approach to ageing intervention, prevention and therapy is based on the knowledge gathered through more than fifty years of research on the biological basis of ageing. This research has shown that ageing occurs mainly due to the failure of maintenance and repair pathways. In this lecture, we will discuss the causes of ageing, limits of human lifespan, gerontogenes involved in ageing, and various anti-ageing methods, such as gene therapy, antioxidants, hormones and nutritional treatments.
BEST CARBOHYDRATE CHOICES: Artichokes, avocados, dark-green leafy vegetables, broccoli, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, spinach, escarole, romaine lettuce, cherries, berries (blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, etc.), apples, pears, barley, beans (dried and fresh), bean sprouts, endive, eggplant, cabbage, kale, red and green peppers, bok choy, and celery.
BEST FATS: Extra virgin olive oil, flax oil, flax seed, nuts (esp. almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts and macadamia), pumpkin, sesame and sunflower seeds
BEVERAGES: Spring water, green tea, white tea, black tea
GRAINS: Buckwheat, whole oats, barley
SPICES: Turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, oregano, basil, thyme, cayenne, (every spice and herb you can think of are stellar anti-aging foods).
Aging is a very complex process that involves many areas of your body. There is no single product, pill or substance which could cure all of the ills of aging. Your best avenue for a long and healthy life is to keep yourself healthy and prevent chronic diseases.