Control the rate at which you age by eating the best anti-aging diet and practicing daily healthy living.
Yes, scientists have discovered the best anti-aging diet and lifestyle! One of the most glorious realities of modern medical science has been the recognition that we have enormous control over the rate at which we age.
Indeed, only about 25% of the process is dictated by your genes, which means the remaining 75% is largely determined by YOU and the dietary and lifestyle choices you make over your lifetime.
The 4 key facets to triumph on the anti-aging front are:
Maximizing flood flow (healthy arteries)
Maintaining insulin sensitivity
The Best Anti-Aging Diet
What follows is the best anti-aging diet and the most effective strategies for achieving success. As an added bonus, these age-defying interventions will not only add years to your life but life to your years!
Eat Less of These
Strictly avoid trans fats and oxidized fats. Oxidized fats can be found in deep-fried foods, smoking oil, and rancid (stale) oils/fats.
Minimize consumption of omega 6 oils. Corn, safflower, sunflower, cottonseed, and soybean oil. Please note that these oils are frequently found in margarine, mayo, salad dressing and other processed foods. Instead, use canola oil and olive oil. Both are low in omega 6 fatty acids.
Minimize your intake of arachidonic acid. Red meat and whole dairy products are the richest dietary sources of this potent, pro-inflammatory substance.
Eat More of These
Maximize your intake of omega 3 fats. Regularly consume:
oily fish (salmon, sardines, tuna, mackerel, anchovies, herring, lake trout)
whole soy foods
wheat germ, and
omega 3 eggs
Eat as many fruits and vegetables as possible. Fruits and veggies contain potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytochemicals. They are also beneficial for blood flow and insulin sensitivity.
Use rosemary, ginger, turmeric, and curry regularly in food preparation. They contain some of the most potent anti-inflammatory compounds nature offers, and are helpful in maintaining insulin sensitivity.
Do your carbs right! Consume the majority of your carbohydrate calories from the following 4 categories:
Quinoa Plus 4 P’s – Dr. Ann’s Favorite
This is my all-time favorite quinoa recipe. Just a magical flavor combination.
1 cup quinoa1
2/3 cups low-sodium broth (vegetable or chicken)
1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup frozen baby peas
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
Stirring constantly, toast the quinoa in the olive oil over medium high heat in sauce pan. Once fragrant and kernels beginning to toast, add chicken or vegetable broth and cook according to package instructions.
Toward the end of cooking add the frozen peas and replace lid until the peas are thawed and heated thru (about 5-6 minutes). Gently stir in pine nuts, parsley and parmesan. Season to taste with salt and pepper then serve.
The Best Anti-Aging Lifestyle
Maintain an optimal weight. Excess body fat promotes inflammation and insulin resistance. And it’s bad for arterial health. Weight loss has been shown to reduce markers of inflammation in the body and improve insulin sensitivity.
Exercise regularly the rest of your life. This is the single most powerful anti-aging strategy available. Regular physical activity is the real fountain of youth! The more, the better!