Table of Contents
Introduction … 4
Chapter 1 – How To Look 45 At 60 … 5
Chapter 2 – The Role Of Enzymes In The Aging Process . 10
Chapter 3 – Top 7 Anti-Aging Foods … 16
Chapter 4 – Herbal Approaches To Turning Back The Years … 18
Chapter 5 – Keeping Memory Sharp .. 20
Chapter 6: De-Stress Your Way To A Younger Self. 24
Resources . 28
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Chapter 2 – The Role Of Enzymes In The Aging Process
Enzymes are used in a variety of ways in the body to maintain overall health. In relation to the aging process, there are 4 aspects that scientists are examining in the effort to help people stay younger no matter what their chronological age.
The 4 aspects are:
The role of chronic inflammation in the body
The thickening of the blood
The formation of fibrous tissues
The weakening of the immune system
The first 2 can contribute to heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. The third is related to fibromyalgia, cystic fibrosis, and other structural disorders of the musculoskeletal system as we age. The fourth affects our ability to ward off diseases, such as colds and flu, or more serious conditions such as diabetes and even cancer.
When we’re younger, we produce a large number of enzymes, which stimulate and regulate processes such as:
Metabolism, burning the food we eat as fuel
Healing, such as cell regeneration and repair
Cleansing, with the enzymes consuming or flushing out toxins in our bodies
Balancing and organization, with the enzymes acting as on and off switches in some cases, and boosting power in others, to keep all systems running at peak efficiency.
However, as we age, our enzyme production decreases at an average rate of about 10% per year, which means that by the time we are 75, our enzyme production is a fraction of what it once was. This can result in poor digestion, and therefore poor absorption of essential nutrients.
We can take enzyme supplements, of course, but we can also care for our bodies and lower the wear and tear on them that is caused by the aging process, known as oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress, or oxidation, is the result of the activity of what are known as free radicals in the body. Antioxidants can help combat free radicals to keep you youthful no matter what your chronological age.
What are free radicals?
The name sounds like a left-wing group of people at a peace rally, but in fact, these little chemical elements are less than peaceful. They radically change our bodies for the worse.
Some free radicals are the by-products of our cellular metabolism. On the microscopic level, our cells replenish themselves and produce energy to run all of the processes of the body. When the cells produce energy in this way, certain molecules are left behind, including free radicals.
Free radicals are missing an electron in their outer ring, and will therefore go looking for another one to steal in order to complete their molecule.
Free radicals steal electrons from cells, enzymes, cell membranes, and even your DNA and RNA. Stealing the electron will usually damage or weaken the object it has been stolen from. Once the object is damaged, it will not be able to function normally.
In the case of enzymes, they won’t be able to do the jobs properly as the catalysts for cellular reactions. Altering DNA and RNA can lead to all sorts of cellular abnormalities; some of these are commonly termed cancer. Compromising the integrity of cellular membranes leaves them vulnerable to attack by viruses, bacteria and other invaders, weakening your immune system.
In relation to RNA, new research is pointing to telomeres, a certain type of enzyme, as a possible key to getting younger. They stop RNA strands from unraveling as a result of free radicals attacking them, thus maintaining the strength of your cells.
Free radicals all around us
Free radicals are not just by-products of cellular processes. They can be introduced into our bodies from a variety of sources, including:
cigarette or cigar smoke, and the 400 or so chemicals you are exposed to if you smoke tobacco
eating artificial products such as colorings, flavorings, sweeteners, or preservatives.
Certain gases and even sunlight can affect the free radical levels in our bodies.
Scientists have investigated the idea that free radicals are responsible for many diseases in the body that affect us as we get older. Conditions like cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, heart disease and autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis have been shown to originate at least in part as a result of free radical damage.
The hottest health trends these days are trying to cure cancer and trying to develop anti-aging regimens. Taming the effects of free radicals on the body could lead to an end to the diseases we commonly accept as a natural part of growing old.
Combating oxidative stress
Cellular damage is repaired by the body in a number of ways. If a person has a healthy lifestyle and does not expose their body to too many health stressors, then the body can maintain a state of balance and well-being.
Most of the repair will be performed on the body in the nighttime hours when a person normally sleeps. Sleep is therefore essential for overall health.
Leading a natural lifestyle by not exposing yourself to a lot of harsh chemicals, such as in toiletries, or pesticides in your food (go organic) can also help. Making smart food choices is the best way to combat free radicals. The best foods are ones rich in antioxidants.
As the name suggests, antioxidants combat oxidative stress. If you’ve ever wondered why some people age better than others, chances are it is because they are not smoking and drinking, sun worshipping, and above all, they’re eating a better diet.
What are antioxidants?
Antioxidants neutralize free radicals in the body. They are molecules that have an extra electron or two in their outer ring, which they can share with the roaming free radicals without being damaged or weakened in any significant way.
The free radicals are lured by the ‘easy pickings’ of the antioxidants and stop wandering once they steal the extra electron they are looking for. Everything goes back to being stable and in balance. This means your enzymes, DNA, RNA and cells are all a great deal safer, and can remain so as long as you don’t expose yourself to a lot of free radicals.
Antioxidants help the internal environment of our bodies to stay in great working order on the metabolic level. You can change the outside with surgery and chemicals, but if the inside is not functioning well, disease will set in and affect both appearance and longevity. The right vitamins will preserve your immune system and help you fight disease.
So, what should you eat in order to add anti-oxidants to your diet?
Carotenoids and Vitamin A
The first 2 are present in plants. Anthocyanins are present in blue and purple foods such as blueberries and grapes. Carotenoids and Vitamin A are found in orange and red foods, and leafy green vegetables. Two of particular note are lutein, linked with eye health, and lycopene, linked with prostate health in men.
What’s the best diet to follow?
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables with small amounts of healthy protein such as tofu, nuts and fish is ideal. If you don’t have time to spend ages planning menus, here are a couple of shortcuts.
Eat a rainbow every day. Try to eat a variety of differently-colored foods to get as many types of antioxidants as possible.
In terms of trace elements, eating a Mediterranean diet with high-quality fish and olive oil can help you preserve your health and vitality long into your senior years and is protective against heart disease.
Add a couple of cups of decaffeinated green tea to your daily routine. It offers a range of health benefits, including improving your dental health.
There are also several foods that have been described as anti-aging. Let’s look at the top ones in the next chapter.
Chapter 3 – Top 7 Anti-Aging Foods
Since we are what we eat, it makes sense that the food we consume has a major role to play in maintaining our health and youthfulness. There are some foods, however, that researchers have labeled as ‘anti-aging foods’. Here are the top 7:
Let’s discuss each of these briefly.
Spinach is considered a super-food because it is so packed with health benefits. Consider also adding kale, collard greens, Romaine lettuce and arugula to your diet as well.
Broccoli is full of nutrients and also balances blood sugar, making it an ideal food for anyone with pre-diabetes or diabetes.
3-Berries, such as blueberries
All berries are rich in antioxidants. The darker blue and purple berries have a different range of antioxidants, so aim for a mixture. Tart cherry is also good for both its antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties, especially if you have arthritis.
Olive oil lowers cholesterol naturally and keeps skin smooth and supple when used both internally and externally. If you’re worried about your heart health, switch from butter and polyunsaturated oils to monounsaturated olive oil.Other Details
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