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If this is your first visit, welcome! This site is devoted to my life experiences as a Filipino-American who immigrated from the Philippines to the United States in 1960. I came to the US as a graduate student when I was 26 years old. I am now in my early-80's and thanks God for his blessings, I have four successful and professional children and six grandchildren here in the US. My wife and I had been enjoying the snow bird lifestyle between US and Philippines after my retirement from USFDA in 2002. Please do not forget to read the latest national and International News in this site . I have also posted some of my favorite Filipino and American dishes and recipes in this site. Some of the photos and videos in this site, I do not own. However, I have no intention on infringing on your copyrights. Cheers!
Monday, June 27, 2011
Anti-Aging Foods-Rich in Anti-Oxidants
Do you want to stay young and healthy? A healthy diet and regular exercise is the key to longer life. Here are the eight anti-aging foods, I found in the Web.
1•Berries: Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and grapes all contain high antioxidant levels which help to protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals can lead to the development of cancer and cause premature wrinkling of the skin. Berries purposely at the top of the list.
2•Whole Grain: Whole grains are a good source of vitamin B, E, magnesium, iron and fiber. They are also a valuable source of antioxidants that are not found in fruits and vegetables. Some common types of whole grains are brown rice, whole wheat pastas and breads and oatmeal. Whole grains should be a part of everyone's daily diet.
3•Fish: Omega 3 fatty acids, found in oily fish such as salmon, have been known to aid the immune system and lower the risk of heart disease. Researchers also speculate that omega 3 fatty acid may help inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
4•Water: Drink plenty of water every day - most doctors recommend 7 to 10 glasses a day. Water flushes out toxins, keeping your body and skin clean. Also your skin will look clearer and plumper if it is not dry.
5•Chlorella: Chlorella is a small green algae which is loaded with, proteins, carbohydrates, all of the B vitamins, vitamins C and E, amino and enzymes. Chlorella can also aid the body in breaking down persistent hydrocarbon and metallic toxins such as mercury, cadmium and lead while strengthening the immune system.
6•Garlic: Garlic is said to have a number of benefits whether cooked or in raw form. Studies have found that it aids in prevention of acne, assists in managing high cholesterol levels and also protects the body against heart disease and cancer.
7•Ginger: Known mostly for its digestive benefits, ginger helps in the digestion of fatty foods and the breakdown of protein. Ginger also reduces pain associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
8•Soy: Soy is known to stabilize blood sugars, decrease menopausal symptoms in postmenopausal women and prevent osteoporosis.