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Top 25 Anti Aging Super Foods

The secret is out on Anti Aging Foods. The funny thing is... Anti Aging foods have been around forever.  However, we have been so brain washed into eating fast foods, restaurant foods, packaged and pre-cooked foods we have forgotten what our parents (grand parents) taught us, "Eat your vegetables". You see, the food manufacturers spend billions burying the truths about nutrition with regards to all the benefits fresh fruit and vegetables provide. Their goal is to push their nutrient deprived, artificially flavored and artificially colored  food on millions of unsuspecting people.  Don't kid yourself. This is a billion dollar industry. Bottom line, money.

Are you not surprised by the alarming rise of diseases like cancer, heart disease, obesity, stroke etc?  Are you settled in with the fact that you are suppose to die at 65 or 70 years old, probably with diabetes, alzheimers, poor eye sight? The time has come. Here is your chance to draw the line in the sand. Just say no!

Slowing Down The Hands Of Time

Learn how to neutralize free radical damage in your body, in and out.  This is called the "free radical theory" and is an easy process to understand.  By neutralizing "free radicals" we can appreciate a longer life expectancy without gray hair, wrinkled faces and skin. But, more importantly, we also reduce the onslaught of debilitating diseases like cancer, diabetes, Azheimer's,  heart disease and on and on. Result, we live healthier and longer lives. Learn more

How to Use The Super Foods List

Our Top 25 Anti Aging Super Foods List contains the foods based on their  combination of antioaxidant, vitamin and nutrient levels that  will just about halt the advancing free radical damage taking place today in your body.  In order to receive the full benefit of our Anti Aging Super Foods list  and to enjoy the quick, nonsurgical way to a healthy longer life,  beautiful wrinkle free skin forever is to start today. Build a healthy diet plan around our Super Foods List.  And then Eat Your Super Foods every day. If you can not consume the quantity of food recommended to get in your required vitamins, nutrients and minerals, (most people can not) you will need to incorporate some kind of daily supplementation to ensure you get the required amount for a longer and healthier life.  Okay  tahhh-dahh..

Our Top 25 Anti Aging Super Foods

Acai Berries --  Acai berries contain anthocyanins and flavonoids. They are powerful antioxidants that help defend the body against free radicals.  The assay for superoxide gave the Acai berry a value of 161,400 units per 100 g, the highest yet found for any plant evaluated to date.    ( ORAC 102,700) learn more

Almonds -- Almonds lower cholesterol thus reducing the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease.   Almonds also come packed with vitamin E,  as well as monounsaturated fats (the heart helper),  magnesium and potassium.  Almonds also are very effective in curbing after meal blood sugar spikes.  A perfect choice for pre-diabetics or those who need to get better control of sugar and other related blood problems.

Avocado  -  One-fifth of a medium avocado, or about one ounce, has 50 calories and contributes nearly 20 beneficial nutrients to the diet. They come packed with nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients,  including 4% of the recommended Daily Value (DV) for vitamin E, 4% vitamin C, 8% folate, 4% fiber, 2% iron, 4% potassium, with 81 micrograms of lutein and 19 micrograms of beta-carotene.  (ORAC 1,933)  learn more 

Bananas - High in potassium this all time favorite comes wrapped in it's own package, ready to go anywhere. Potassium counter acts the effects of salt  (sodium), thereby reducing the chance of high blood pressure. Bananas are packed with high energy carbs and vitamins b3, b6 and C.  (ORAC 87)

Beans - Kidney fresh cooked  (ORAC 8,459) Other types of beans have different ratings. learn more

Berries, cherries and grapes -- These are excellent sources of antioxidants. Although the  blue berry and acai berry are list toppers, these also contain ellagic acid which assist in combating cancer and aging. Dark skin berries are high in anthocyanosides which help fight some eye diseases  bilberry and urinary track infections including cranberries and blue berries.

Blueberries - Pick up some fresh wild blueberries and stock up on frozen too. Scientists are saying blue berries come packed with the most absorbable antioxidants far more than those found in nutrient rich pomergrantes and grapes. Toss them in a salad, pancake batter, coffee cake or spice up a bowl of plain oatmeal. Make a delicious soy protein milk shake with low fat milk, chipped ice and soy mix  (ORAC 6552) 

Broccoli - Don't turn your nose up to this veggie. Perfect in salads, pasta, party trays you name it this veggie in the cabbage family is low in calories and high in insoluble fiber with aides in the prevention of colon cancer. Also packed with beta-carotene, vitamins k & C and selenium and chromium. Do not forget they contain calcium, potassium which helps regulate high blood pressure. Fresh cooked or raw without salt. Go organic if you can. ( ORAC 2,386)

Chocolate Unsweetened dry powder is over the roof antioxidant power.  Add it to coffee or hot cereal. Chocolate is a good thing! (ORAC 80,933)

Garlic and Onions and all members of the onion family contain allium and flavonoids together they powerful unite to help fight cancer. They are also very effective in reducing harmful cholesterol.  Also eating them on a regular basis combats many gastric disorders and  bronchial infections. These foods are also excellent for preventing blood clots.  Try not to over cook as this destroys the value.  (ORAC 5,346)

Green Tea - - Green tea originates from China and is rich in health-promoting flavonoids  including catechins and their derivatives. The most abundant catechin in green tea is epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which is thought to play a pivotal role in the green tea's anticancer and antioxidant effects. Catechins should be considered right alongside of the better-known antioxidants like vitamins E and C as potent free radical scavengers.  (ORAC 1,253)

Ginger Root  -  Ginger is the most widely used and available herbal remedy on the planet, with billions of people using it every day as both food and medicine. learn more  (ORAC 14,840)

Honey -- is loaded with concentratted carbohydrates, and also contains small amounts of a wide array of vitamins and minerals, including niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. (Not found in white sugar).  Honey also comes packed with antioxidant flavonoids and phenolic acids which act as scavengers eliminating free radicals. Generally, darker honeys have higher antioxidant content than lighter honeys. learn more

Kiwi -- Those funny, light green, soft and fuzzy fruits are loaded with tons of vitamins, antioxidants, flavonoids and minerals. In particular, they contain a high amounts of Vitamin A, E and C (more than oranges), as much potassium as bananas and a good amount of beta-carotene. As a result, kiwi dramatically improves the health of individuals who consumed it regularly against all kinds of disease from cardiovascular problems to cancer and obesity. (ORAC 1,210)

Oats -- The start to a perfect day, oats will see you through. Loaded with cholesterol lowering power oats also have antioxidants that reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.  Oats also enhances the immune system, stabilizes blood sugar and lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes. Also, an excellent source of fiber.

Olive Oil -- This all time favorite is a monounsaturated fat -- the best kind (only kind) of fat you should eat. Olive Oil lowers blood pressure by helping to reduce the levels of harmful LDL in the blood. Unlike saturated fats that actually increase blood pressure and cholesterol levels.  Best served uncooked ie. salad dressing but can be used to fry foods. High in antioxidant vitamin E -- helps fight  cancer and reduces the risk of heart disease.  (ORAC 1150)

Oranges -- lemons, limes, mandarins, grapefruit and tangerines and high in antioxidant vitamins, flavonoids, and limonene  (you may be required to click on a disclaimer here) which boost the immune system.  An excellent source of potasssium, which helps regulate blood presssure and pectin, a soluble fiber that helps reduce cholesterol.  (ORAC 1,819)

Pomergranates   Pomegranates are high in vitamin C and potassium, a good source of fiber and low in calories. Pomegranate are also high in three different types of polyphenols, a potent form of antioxidants. The three types - tannins, anthocyanins, and ellagic acid  - are present in many fruits, but pomegranate juice contains particularly high amounts of all three. As antioxidants, they are credited with helping in the prevention of cancer and heart disease. ORAC 2,341 

Pumpkin -- If you only know what was really inside that halloween pumpkin you would never carve and toss one again.  Pumpkins are loaded with antioxidants, beta-carotenes, carotenoids converted to vitamin A in the body. Reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer and heart disease. Beta-carotene also offers protection against other diseases as well as some degenerative aspects of aging.  One cup of boiled pumpkin contains Calories 49 Protein 2 grams, Carbohydrate 12 grams, Dietary Fiber 3 grams, Calcium 37 mg, Iron 1.4 mg, Magnesium 22 mg, Potassium 564 mg, Zinc 1 mg, Selenium .50 mg, Vitamin C 12 mg, Niacin 1 mg, Folate 21 mcg, Vitamin A 2650 IU, Vitamin E 3 mg. (ORAC 483) While lower in orac value, pumpkins pack valuable nutrients.

Red Wine - Cabernet Sauvignon Red wine is loaded with antioxidants and a special nutrient called resveratrol. Resveratrol a recent discovery is known for its  powerful  anti aging  properties.   Now  the good  news,  we  have  taken resveratrol to a new higher more potent level with Vivix. Resveratrol reduces harmful cholesterol, protects heart and arteries, boosts immune system and 
helps guard against cancer. (ORAC  5,034)   learn more

Salmon - Loaded with Omega 3s which reduce the risk of high blood pressure, cholesterol and other fats found in the blood thereby decreasing the risk of heart attack and stroke. Other fish high in Omega 3s are herring, kippers, mackerel, sardines and tuna. (Caution - Be careful  not to purchase fish that has not been contaminated with mercury.) (Pure and natural Omega 3 supplements and info)

Spinach -- Researchers have identified at least 13 different flavonoid compounds in spinach that function as antioxidants and as anti-cancer agents.  Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin C and A, the latter notably through its concentration of beta-carotene. These two nutrients work to reduce free radicals in the body; vitamin C works as a water-soluble antioxidant and beta-carotene as a fat-soluble one. This water-and-fat-soluble antioxidant team helps to prevent cholesterol from becoming oxidized. Oxidized cholesterol is able to stick to and build up in blood vessel walls, where it can cause blocked arteries, heart attack or stroke. Getting plenty of vitamin C and beta-carotene can help prevent these complications, and a cup of boiled spinach can provide you with 294.8% of the daily value (DV) for vitamin A along with 29.4% of the DV for vitamin C.

Spinach is also an excellent source of folate and promotes gastrointestinal (colon) health. Spinach also contains lutein, a carotenoid protective against eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and cataraci.  And lets not forget spinach is loaded with iron.

Enjoy this vegetable, whether steamed, sautéed or fresh in spinach salad, tossed with a little olive oil and/or a topping of chopped hard-boiled egg.   (ORAC 1,515) learn more

Tomatoes -- Packed with potassium,  they help stabilize blood pressure. Also loaded with vitamins C and E and beta carotene the aid in protesting against heart disease and cancer. They also contain lycopene with helps flush out cancer causing cells. (ORAC 367)

Turkey -- low in fat and high in protein. It is a source of iron, zinc, phosphorus, potassium and B vitamins. A serving of turkey is a 2 to 3-ounce cooked portion. The Food Guide Pyramid suggests 2 to 3 servings from the meat group each day.

Yogurt-- Live yogurt is high in calcium and helps strengthen bones and  fights the  risk of osteoporosis. Live yogurt is important as the sugary fruity over processed types may be void the friendly beneficial bacteria known as Lactobacillus acidophilus.  These guys help correct queezy stomachs by restoring bacterial balance in the gut. Also, it has proven effective in helping thousands of women who suffer from candida, a yeast infection of the vagina.

What are ORAC Units?

The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) unit, ORAC value, or "ORAC score" is a method of measuring the antioxidant capacity of different foods and supplements. It was developed by scientists at the National Institutes of Health. While the exact relationship between the ORAC value of a food and its health benefit has not been established, it is believed that foods higher on the ORAC scale will more effectively neutralize free radicals. According to the free-radical theory of aging, this will slow the oxidative processes and free radical damage that can contribute to age-related degeneration and disease. learn more

Now that you have the food list, preparing and cooking them is the fun part.  If you need cooking ideas this web site is loaded with preparation ideas and exciting recipes for you and the whole family.  learn more 

Don't have the time to shop, prepare and cook all of your meals? Consider the World' most powerful Anti Aging Supplement for your nutritional needs ~ Vivix.

D. Ross Curington
Health and Wellness Coach

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Easy Tips To Jump Start Your Energy Levels

Feeling Tired These Days? No Energy? 
Feeling tired with low or no energy? Join the club! Most people are alwasy tired from sun up to sun down with little of no energy at all. Most of us simply accept this condition as a way of life. But being tired all the time is a signal from the body that something is inherently wrong.

Unfortunately, most people just dismiss these warnings and comfort themselves with  " I just need some time off. Or, it's not a big deal, I feel like this all the time".  Most never really listen to the body, they do not address the problem and matters only get worse.  

It's kind a sort a like a leaky faucet.  It is irritating and there is something wrong. But, you try to buy yourself more time. Most simply hope and pray the leak will go away. However, it only gets worse and as time goes on it becomes more expensive to fix.  Most people treat their bodies the same way. And yes, the same is true with your body and your energy level. Feeling tired all the time is simply the body trying to tell you something and if you don't fix it, it will only get worse.

Here are a few simple Energy Boosters that will just start your energy levels quickly. Resurrect those extra energy reserves easily with the following pick me ups. You may like some better than the others. Try them all and select the ones that work best for you. Work them into a plan that you can do follow 4-6 times a week.

Simple Tips To Get Energized
Give These  Easy Tips A Try! Select 5 Of Your Favs! Then Put Them To Work For You

1. Breathe Deeply
Oxygen is an excellent source of energy, but we do not take advantage of this God given source. The art of Yoga uses this system to energize and strengthen the body. Fresh air also helps rid the body of waste materials too. Start each day with this exercise and it will give your brain and muscles and instant boost.

Take a step out side if you can. Or, sit down in a comfortable spot with your back straight and head level. Keep your mouth closed and inhale deeply through your nose. Try to bring the air deep down into your tummy. If you are doing this correctly place one hand on your tummy the other on your rib cage and you should feel them expand. Try to hold your breathe while you count slowly to 16. Repeat this up to 10 times. It doesn't get any easier than this.

2. Drink Plenty of Water

Dehydration is a common energy drainer. How much water do you drink each day? Try drinking a large glass when you wake up and any time you feel like you need a pick me up. If you do not feel thirsty try to drink a minimum of eight 8 oz glasses of water everyday.

3. Supplement Your Diet

You may be suffering from malnutrition. Your body may simply be missing out on the required key nutrients, minerals and vitamins it needs. Exactly what vitamins and minerals you should have everyday? learn more Running on empty so to speak can hurt. If you are not getting the daily requirements in your diet, consider taking essential vitamin supplements. I have found Iron and vitamin Bs to be the biggest culprits. However, diseases that may have an affect  on energy levels are blood sugar and/or thyroid.  These may require a special look. Check with your doctor.

4. Eat a Healthy Starchy Snack

A healthy food or snack high in carbs like toast, a banana or an orange will provide an easy source of energy. Forget the fast food and potato chips.

5. Take a Quick 2 Minute Shower
This is really invigorating and it stimulates your blood circulation. Start with warm water and alternate to cool. Avoid Hot and avoid Cold. And avoid wetting your head as these sudden changes in temperature might make you dizzy.

6. Give Yourself A Towel Rub

What a way to start each day! Soak a clean hand towel in hot water and squeeze it out. Then begin to rub you skin vigorously working from toe to head. Redip the towel in hot water when it cools off.

7. Go for a Brisk Walk

Rather then slumping in front of the TV or computer because you are too tired go for a 30 minute brisk walk, or jog in place, or stomp your feet, or shake your arms and hands. Get the blood flowing and when you do oxygen will begin flowing to your tissues.

8. Stand or Sit Up Straight

Posture is key. Good posture improves energy levels. Do not sit slouched over. Stand tall, shoulders back, tummy in, or from a sitting position do the same.

9. Manage Your Weight

If you are over weight you might need to shed a few pounds. Carrying around the excess weight can make you very tired. Losing weight is simple, just take in less than physically exerted. There are no quick fixes. Just be careful that you are still getting your required vitamins and nutrients. If you are on medication that cause you to gain weight, please consult with your doctor. Even if you lose 1-5 pounds it will improve your energy level.

 10. Take a Nap

Here's a shocker! A  short 20-30 minute nap will do wonders for you. It will revitalized your mind and your body especially right after lunch. Your body systems are busy working on breaking down your lunch. Your concentration and memory may suffer. A short siesta after lunch will revive you like a charm. (This one is my personal favorite)

Vitality is the key word here. If you still experience difficultly in preparing quality nutritional foods for every meal a quality vitamin supplement program may be an excellent choice.

D. Ross Curington
Health and Wellness Coach

We'd love to hear your views on anti aging tricks. Got a trick or two of your own that you would like to share?  comment

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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