Aging and Longevity

Live longer and feel better. Longevity is acquired when a series of factors come together, such as balanced diet, low stress, good genetics, well-being, in addition to taking responsibility for all of the elements involved in good health including such nutrients which protect the body from various environmental effects.

Aging of skin and cells in all the organs of the body is part of a natural process, which is determinedĀ  by the genes and the oxidation process taking place inĀ  each cell of the body. The enhanced oxidation adversely affects the immunity system. The immune system plays a large role inaging process with its operation center located in the thymus gland. When the immune system of the body fails due to enhanced cellur oxidation, organs are at the mercy of virus, bacteria etc.

On the other hand, it is known that smoking and polluted air produce molecular crossings in cells and these are responsible for skin and tissue hardening which causes brittle and wrinkle skin. This affect of molecular crossing is also produced by free radicals, which tend to destroy and degenerate cells, proteins, tissues as well as the heart of cells the DNA oxidation. Ultra violet rays from the sun produce free radicals, by the normal metabolism of certain fats and polluted air. Free radicals affect cerebral cells causing old age diseases such as the loss of memory, depression, insomnia, sexual impotency, arteriosclerosis etc.

Suggestion for increasing life and well-being:
1) Consume Grains: Grains are rich in proteins, minerals (calcium, Iron, potassium, sodium, magnesium) and starches. Two types of grains exit-
(a) Cereal: Rice, corn. wheat, oats and
(b) Legumes: (Rich in proteins) all types of beans – kidney, lentil, garbonzos, soybeans and peas.
2) Consume vegetables: There are as many as five different types of vegetables: leafygreen, seedpod, flower, stalk and roots.
(a) Leafy: Lettuce, cabbage, cilantro, swiss chard, alfalfa, spinach, parsely, min, grapeleaves, cactusonion tops.
(b) Seed pod: All types of tomatoes, squash, hot peppers, eggplant, green beans, cucumber.
(c) Flower: Cauliflower, broccoli, squash blossoms, artichokes, and palm flowers.
(d) Stalks: Celery, asparagus, mushrooms, corn smut.
(e) Roots: Beets all types of onions, garlic, carrot radishes, and turnips.
3) Consume fruits: In addition to vitamins and minerals, these products contain monosaccharide sugers, which are easily assimilated by the body. Fruits can be divided in to three categories:
(a) Juice: Orange, grapes, lime, mandarin, lemon, watermelon, cantaloupe, and tamarind.
(b) Pulp: Banana, mango, papaya ,strawberry, pineapple, watermelon, cantaloupe and tamarind.
(c) Endosperm: Apple, pear, peach, apricot, plum quince, prickly pear, fig, grape, guava, kiwi, dates,coconut and pomegranate.
4) ConsumeTubers: potatoes and yarns are the most common. These products are high in polysaccharide carbohydrates (starches). The sugers in fruits and tubers provide the most important source of energy for the body.
5) Soluble fibre is found in oats, fruits and vegetables. It helps to lower cholestral and concerated sugers in the blood. Insoluble fibre that is found in cereals and legumes is good for the digestive system and protects against cancer of the colon.
6) Fats: In a good diet, fat should not be ommited, as long as it not more than 30% of the daily calorie intake.

“Nutrition is very important facter for good health and longevity.”

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