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Tips to Help You Live Longer

Tips to Help You Live Longer

Don’t Overeat

Contrary to popular perception, leaving a little bit of food on your plate may be a good idea. In fact, our ancestors were known to stop eating when they were about 80% full.

Get Busy

Keeping busy can burn an impressive number of calories. As little as 30 minutes of running can do wonders.

Reach out

Loneliness can cause inflammation, leading to high cholesterol or depression. Remember to reach out to friends and family when you’re feeling blue.

Drink in Moderation

Smaller quantities of alcohol may be good for you, but having more than two hard drinks in a day may have effects ranging from weight gain to relationship troubles.

Don’t Smoke

Quitting smoking is perhaps the single most important thing you can do for your health, your family and your longevity.

Focus on Fitness

Daily exercise can present many positive effects on your heart, mind, mood and metabolism.

Eat Healthy

Food nourishes more than the body. It permeates your very consciousness. What you eat, how you cook, when you cook and in whose company you eat may seem irrelevant, but these seemingly small details could have a large impact on your overall health and ultimately, your lifespan. When it comes to cooking, make sure to use plenty of herbs. Herbs underpin fundamental principles of Ayurveda. They are not only taste-enhancers, but also great healers and excellent antioxidants. Examples include black pepper, turmeric, garlic, cumin seed, asafoetida, basil, mint, ginger and cloves.

Consume Antioxidants

Antioxidants are elements that arrest oxidation and counteract the deterioration of stored food products. Common benefits of antioxidants include:

  • Slower signs of aging
  • Healthier skin, tissue, joints, heart and brain
  • Reduced risk of cancer
  • Detoxification support
  • Longer life span
  • Reduced risk of cognitive problems like dementia
  • Reduced risk of vision loss or disorders like macular degeneration or cataracts

Antioxidant Name                                                              Sources                                                               Benefits

Glutathione                                                       Within body cells                                    .Complements activities of other antioxidants

                                                                          Nuts and oilseeds                                   .Metabolism of protein

                                                                                                                                           · Creation of enzymes

                                                                                                                                           · Detoxification

                                                                                                                                           · Digestion of fats

                                                                                                                                           · Destruction of cancer cells

Quercetin                                                Fresh fruits like berries,                                    · Management of inflammatory disorders

Beta-carotene                                         leafy greens, tomatoes,                                    · Alleviation of skin allergies and infections

Lycopene                                                 yellow and orange fruits                                    · Management of chronic fatigue

Ascorbic acid                                                                                                                       · Management of autoimmune disorders like arthritis

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Resveratrol                                      · Fresh fruits like red grapes, berries, cocoa               · Reduction of stress and injury

                                                                                                                                                 · Reduction of fungal infection

Astaxanthin                                 · Seafood (especially salmon)                                           · Reduction of age spots

                                                                                                                                                 · Increase in energy level

                                                                                                                                                 · Strengthening of joints

                                                                                                                                                  · Alleviation of symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity                                                                                                                                                    disorder

Polyphenol                               · All millets                                                                                  · Increase in enzymes and bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract

Phytic acid,                               · Herbs                                                                                        · Relief from constipation    

                                                   · Dry fruits like plums,    figs, berries, dates,                            · Impact on neutralising free radicals

                                                     grapes

Authored By - Ms. Savitriben Deshmukh

Nutritionist

Cloudnine Hospital - Jayanagar

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