Incorporate foods and vegetables into all your meals. The more the better! Explore different textures and flavors to satiate your taste buds while achieving a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. Lightly cook your veggies as they are reduce the burden on the digestive process. This is an effective way to prevent all diseases, including the cancer and heart disease, while looking more youthful.
Many people ask me “what is the secret for anti-aging?” The first thing I mention is that we all ‘age’, whether we want to or not. True, some people seem to age more slowly than others. Looking young is the standard! Thus, there’s a push for products that keep the skin young.
Facials or surgery ensure to eliminate wrinkles. And an array of creams, lotions and potions are in demand for offering more youthful features, strength and stamina.
Where is that “fountain of youth” anyway? I decided to write a few articles about what we can do to age as healthfully as possible, i.e. keeping our minds and bodies very strong for as long as possible.
The Turning Point
The impetus for me was a recent article in the magazine, The Week (April 18, 2014 p. 17). This story referred to a study run at the University College, London, in which the diets of more than 65,000 people were monitored for over 12 years to learn if there was any pattern associated with disease prevention.
The results were shocking and encouraging. Namely, those people who ate several (seven or more) servings per day of vegetables and fruit had a significantly reduced risk of dying from any disease.
By how much? 42%! That is a huge advantage statistically. These people also showed significantly reduced risks of getting cancer and heart disease. The more vegetables, the better!
Vegetables And Fruits: The Answer
What could be easier than this? No fancy cooking and no extra costs are needed for special supplements. When I speak to groups, I remind them that I have never had any patient in my office who was suffering from eating too many vegetables.
The greater the variety, the better. There is reference to the “rainbow diet.” That means, eat as many different colors and textures as possible. Lightly cooked vegetables often works best for most people’s digestion.
Fruit and vegetables: with each meal, lots per day. Do this and you can watch yourself become healthier.