What to Eat to Reverse Aging – Some Important Nutrition for Anti-Aging
Science today knows or has discovered that food and nutrition have a major impact on our health and wellbeing. Some food is good for our health and longevity, others have no such benefits. A human being has several anatomical and physiological features which indicate that fruit is the most natural food for them. The color, smell, and taste of fruit are naturally attractive and its sweetness satisfies our natural desires for sweet foods.
The human digestive system from the jaw and teeth structure to the length of the digestive tract is ideally suited for eating fruits. The human body cannot make vitamin C. The only food with a high level of vitamin C is fruit. Comparative studies of people eating diets restricted to one food group such as fruit, grains or protein food show that those fruit diets were the healthiest.
How Fruit reverses aging and promotes vitality:
1. Fruits contain all the vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and most of the protein and fat the body needs.
2. The digestion of fruit requires less energy than that of other food. In fact, it requires virtually no energy at all while at the same time fruit sugar which is the fructose releases a lot of energy. You end up with a big net energy gain resulting in increased vitality.
3. Fruit is very low in fat. If the fruit represents around 50 per cent of your diet, the total fat intake is at a very safe level, decreasing the risk of the heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Fruit is obviously an ideal slimmer’s food.
4. Fruit eaten on its own eliminates toxins from the body. This effect is strongest if the fruit is eaten between about 6 in the morning and 11 in the morning since this coincides with the body’s eliminative cycle. To get the maximum benefits don’t eat other food for about one hour after eating fruit in the mornings.
5. Fruit promotes healing with its high nutritional value, its ability to eliminate toxins and its high contribution of energy. Some scientists believe that fruit has other, yet undetected, factors which stimulate the body’s own healing process.
How much fruit should we eat?
Fruit is so important for vitality and reversing aging that it should comprise up to 50 percent of your total diet. Fruit is also ideal for morning and afternoon tea breaks and for snacks at any time during the day.
Unrefined grains such as wholemeal bread, pasta, cereals and rice are an important source of nutrients and dietary fiber. Like fruit, they are complex carbohydrates and therefore provide an efficient and sustained energy supply.
Why are grains so important?
Grains are an important source of vitamins and are especially rich in vitamins A, B, and E. by virtue of their rich supply of vitamin B and E, essential fatty acids and lecithin, grains promotes age reversal ad also provides protection against heart disease and strokes. Grains are also a potent source of minerals, especially of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and zinc. The high phosphorus content is important for brain tissue and fruit and vegetables are a poor source of phosphorus. Grains are a good source of high-quality protein.
Eat grains only in moderation:
Although grains are an important part of the diet, they should not be eaten in excess. Most grains are acidic and produce an acidic state in the tissues and blood. In excess, this promotes premature aging and predisposes the body to certain diseases such as arthritis. The bones of ancient Egyptian mummies have been found to be riddled with arthritis and the ancient Egyptians were big bread eaters. The common cold virus and many other pathogens cannot survive in a non-acidic or alkaline medium, which is produced by eating the fruits and vegetables. Grains are hard to digest and need to be cooked. This destroys the enzymes which are the life of food as well as vitamins and minerals.
Which grains are the best?
Unrefined or refined grains?
Unrefined grains are superior since they contain more nutrients and fiber. Excessively refined grains such as white bread can eventually cause constipation and increase your chances of bowel cancer. Always buy wholemeal bread, preferably made from the stone-ground wholemeal flour.
Oats and rice are preferable to wheat since wheat is more difficult to digest and is a common allergy food. Oats, on the other hand, are nutritious and have healing properties- they are a nerve strengthener and reduce cholesterol levels.
Rice is more nutritious and less acid-forming than both wheat and oats. Eat brown rice rather than white rice. When the outer husk is removed to produce white rice, the grain loses one-third of its calcium content and about half of all other nutrients. This does not imply that you should never eat wheat products but tries to include some oats and rice in your diet at least once a week.
Eat fresh grains. Grains can spoil relatively easily. Buying grains from shops with a fast turnover and store them in airtight containers.
The magic of sprouts: sprouted grains are far more nutrients than the sprouted grain. The carbohydrates, protein and vitamin B content increases significantly by sprouting. By sprouting grains lose the acid forming properties and instead produce a beneficial alkaline state in the body. Of all vegetables, sprouts are the richest source of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. By a process of natural transmutation, sprouted food has much greater nutrient content than the original food as well as being easier to digest. For example, when oats are sprouted, the vitamin B content increases by 1000 per cent. When wheat is sprouted, the total vitamin content increases by 300 per cent. Similarly, when the mung beans are sprouted, the vitamin B content increases up to 500 percent and the vitamin A content by 200 percent. The best sprouts to eat, from a nutritional and taste point of view, are alfalfa and mung beans. Fortunately, both these sprouts can now be bought easily.