Food to live more and better
Aging is an inevitable and genetically determined process, which can accelerate or progress slowly depending the many factors such as environmental pollution, stress, smoking and your kind of diet.
Let's see 2 theories associated with aging:
1.- Shortening of the telomeres (ends of the DNA chains): they are associated with the protection and integrity of the information of our genome.
2.- Oxidative stress: is an imbalance between the concentration of free radicals (waste products of normal metabolism) and antioxidant factors (deficiency in Antioxidants) in favor of free radicals.
- When we say that environmental factors such as diet can determine the activation and transcription of certain genes, we mean that there are foods that act like positive influence epigenetic (above DNA) to avoid illness or accelerated aging, although there is a hereditary predisposition in your DNA, on another hands there is a negative epigenetic influence that could trigger or aggravate a disease As it was discovered by Dr. Bruce N Ames who noted in his research paper 1988 that: “Deficiencies in Vitamin D, ZINC, Calcium, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium, B12, Selenium, Omega-3 EFA, Niacin, Choline, and E, Cause DNA Mutation (A double strand break) Just as if you are exposed to X-RAYs, Radiation or taking Chemo 24/7, which leads to many diseases including Cancer and accelerates Aging”.
Dr. Bruce also noted: “In Edition You’ll need a bare Minimum of 15 vitamins and a Minimum of 15 minerals That are Cofactors for Protein that Do Some of your metabolism And if you don’t get any one of these 30 Substances You SHOULD Die”.
The nutrition is the longevity determinant most studied in medicine, in fact according to specialist Elisa Blázquez of the Integrative Medicine Clinic, the areas of the world with older people base their food on vegetables.
The genes do not determine if you are going to get sick, they are only responsible for the predisposition.
The Okinawa habitants, an island in Japan, are the older people around the planet. Do you know what they eat? According to Craig Willcox, the authors of the book: “The Okinawa Program”, they base their diet on fish, vegetables, soybeans, squid and octopus.
Some foods with positive epigenetic influence due to their antioxidant effects: Green vegetables: such as spinach, kale, turnip greens, wild cabbage and romaine lettuce, are foods rich in antioxidants.
Broccoli: it is a “super-food” with the antioxidant capacity to delay cellular aging; protects the decalcification of bones. A secret, cook it no more than 3 minutes or you will lose a lot of its nutrients.
Avocado: is a combination of essential fatty acids, antioxidant phytonutrients and essential aminoacids. In addition, the shell and seeds are rich in antioxidants and antimicrobials.
Raw Nuts: they prevents cognitive deterioration, healthy fatty acids protects your neurons, to help cholesterol control and prevent heart disease. The places in the world with greater longevity are known as "blue zones", you can to make your body or your home in a blue zone, regardless where you live, costing more of these foods and less animal fats, sugars and a low-calorie diet.
The U.S. Agriculture department announced that 90% of our soil in the U.S. is depleted from trace minerals and many other nutrients.
How about eating more vegetables!
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY EWG's 2015 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™
EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce calculates that USDA tests found a total 165 different pesticides on thousands of fruit and vegetable samples examined in 2013!
How your body Functions When you're Deficient in Just one Nutrient?
- “Carrot is a source of vitamin A, and the liver is the storehouse for vitamins A, D, and K. Your body will take vitamin A from your eyes to support the liver if your liver is deficient in A"!
Dr. Bob" continues to say that: "Thousands of people visit his office annually. He said: “People with darker skin such as people from the Middle East and Indians that come to his office, never have vitamin D levels above 20! Normal is 50-60.”
“For those who have chronic Fatigue, Heart disease, Cancer, Chronic Infections, Autoimmune disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson, Arthritis, Asthma, Kidney problems, Liver diseases, you name it..If you are very sick, you most likely have a Glutathione Deficiency.
Dr. Joel Wallach noted in his research paper: "You’ll need a minimum of 90 nutrients daily and 60 minerals just to function".
When looking at the poor health of our food sources today, it's not possible to get all these nutrients from food alone..
A study was conducted in 1988 by Columbia University comparing the nutrients in one apple in 1950’s to one apple in 1988 and the results was: You’ll need to eat 26 apples in 1988 to equal just one apple in 1950.