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Super Foods
You adhere to the old adage, “you are what you eat.” So you make it a point to consume lean protein and darkly colored fruits and vegetables. But does your diet include these super foods? If your goal is to stay younger and healthier longer, it really should.
Wine Polyphenols
Despite a high cholesterol diet, the risk of Frenchmen dying from heart disease is nearly 50% less than for Americans and other Europeans.3-5 The predominant reason is that the French drink far more red wine than the rest of us. Wine which contains powerful antioxidants and other factors … quercetin, resveratrol, proanthocyanidins (from seeds), anthocyanins (which give purple and red grapes their color) … classified as polyphenols, that protect the heart and vascular system.1,6-8 The super-antioxidants found in grape seeds are particularly powerful … and provide a broad spectrum of protection.9,10 Scientific studies document their multiple benefits which include antibiotic, anti-tumor, anti-diabetic, anti-ulcer, pro-heart and arteries, and anti-brain aging.9,11,12 All of which is why wine … especially red wine … tops our list of super foods to include! Grapevines have been cultivated for over 6,000 years in some of the most challenging environments on earth … where they survive intense sun; long periods of drought; assaults from fungi, parasites, and other diseases. To help cope with these challenges, grapevines produce a host of protective substances … many of which are now finding a place in human health and longevity. To combat the stresses of harsh environments, grapevines produce chemicals known as phenolic acids, stilbenes, and flavonoids.1,2 When these molecules clump together, they produce potent antifungal and antioxidant substances called polyphenols. Scientists are continually learning more about how these polyphenols and other grapevine chemicals are absorbed in the human digestive tract to serve crucial antioxidant and lifepreserving functions. We get these polyphenols in very high concentrations from red wines, which have long been used for medicinal purposes. But it wasn’t until the late 1990s that the true source of their benefits was explored. It turns out that when red wine is made, the juice “rests” in contact with both the grape skins and seeds (a step that’s absent in white wine production). And the resulting benefits are apparent in the “French paradox.”

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Blueberry Flavonoids

Blueberries have appropriately been labeled a “super fruit,” possessing the ability to block and even reverse many of the consequences of aging. It was first suggested 10 years ago that blueberries protect brain function and cognition. Since then, research has also revealed multiple additional health

facilitates the repair of aging skin. from attaching to the bladder wall.29. like cranberries. and systemic inflammation to provide protection against type 2 diabetes.25 Pomegranate Punicalagins and more There are a number of reasons to include pomegranate in your diet.” 26 benefits provided by the flavonoids in blueberries. type 2 diabetes.26 Pomegranate punicalagins. That’s a lot of benefit! And. slow prostate cancer cell growth. and loss of cognitive function. prevent thickening of the arterial walls. it doesn’t even begin to stack up to the more complex effects of blueberry flavonoids on overall cell and tissue survival.17 high blood pressure. and gene regulating characteristics.24. blueberries also contain compounds that promote urinary tract health by preventing E.” 26 Some of its flavonoids help protect blood vessels against atherosclerosis27 … while other polyphenols have anti-inflammatory effects that further protect blood vessels from damage. Pomegranate’s clinically validated cardio-protective effects are the reason pomegranate juice is referred to as “heart-healthy. dental.37-39 Whew! All that from one funny looking fruit. anti-inflammatory. prostate. and lower blood pressure.23 Most scientists now agree that while the antioxidant function of blueberries is extremely important. Pomegranate flower extract slows the rate at which free sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream by inhibiting the alpha-glucosidase36 digestive enzyme. stroke. joint. And pomegranate seed oil offers potent chemoprevention against breast.20-22 They also lower the risk of a heart attack. See figure 1. Blueberry flavonoids have been shown to improve: weight loss. responsible for most urinary tract infections. Consuming blueberries is now associated with living longer and aging slower. high glucose levels. cancer. cancer and Alzheimer’s disease … and supports skin. For starters. an abundance of clinical data has established that pomegranate provides unrivalled protection against cardiovascular disease. which have been found to possess potent antioxidant.18 high triglycerides. fungi. and reduces inflammation.28 Ellagic acid and other pomegranate polyphenols disrupt cancer development at multiple stages29-31 … and inhibit growth of disease-causing bacteria. . supports immune function. coli bacteria. polyphenols unique to the pomegranate.19 high blood sugar levels.Sp ecial Rep or t Pomegranate’s clinically validated cardioprotective effects are the reason pomegranate juice is referred to as “hearthealthy. and parasites. and other common human cancers. and liver health.32-34 The polyphenol pomegranatate35 fights weight gain.

And that’s not all. and because anything that kills pre-cancer and cancer cells is essential for cancer prevention.40 Surprisingly. it produces a toxin that can take two or three antibiotics to kill. . stomach ulcers and stomach cancer (the second most common form of cancer)43 by killing helicobacter pylori. which contains so many life-extending nutrients. smoothness. thinning. abnormal increase in blood vessels leading to macular degeneration and loss of vision Increases bone loss Effect of Blueberries Restores responses to youthful speeds13 Improves overall appearance. the science of broccoli is getting a lot of attention from cancer researchers and oncologists. Tissue Impact of Aging Brain Skin Slows response to sounds Wrinkling. heat actually appears to increase its benefits! Glucosinolates are the phyto-chemicals in broccoli shown to protect the human body against various types of cancer. and a broccoli spear has three times the fiber of a slice of wheat bread. reduces wrinkling14 Improves cell survival. So stick to the recommended dose. The results were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In fact. reduces damage from light. Because most cases of cancer can be prevented through diet and lifestyle. people who eat four servings of broccoli a week slash their risk of colorectal cancer by more than 50%41 and may cut the risk of bladder cancer by 50%. And broccoli’s health benefits are not diminished by steaming. a tenacious bacteria that can infect stomach cells. pylori from 45 people … and that included strains resistant to antibiotics. beta carotene. and firmness. When it does. These substances can induce cancer cells to die within hours. But be aware that if you decide to take broccoli in supplement form. Figure 1. Broccoli also includes generous amounts of manganese. Researchers who learned that eating broccoli sprouts helped heal stomach ulcers began to explore the antibiotic potential of the sulforaphane glucosinolate. these natural.42 compared to people who never eat it. sagging Retinal cell death from light-induced damage. It seems that sulforaphane extracted from broccoli seeds wiped out strains of H. a well known antioxidant in broccoli. roughness.Sp ecial Rep or t Cruciferous vegetables are powerful anticancer agents … especially broccoli. organic cancer-fighters in broccoli discourage cancer by stopping DNA damage. In addition to killing cancer cells outright. reduces new blood vessel formation15 More active bone-reproducing cells. reduces post-menopausal bone loss16 Eye Bone Broccoli Glucosinolates Cruciferous vegetables are powerful anti-cancer agents … especially broccoli. The phytocompounds in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables are quite powerful. restores skin thickness. They enhance cellular defenses and prevent cancer from getting a toe-hold by detoxifying cancer-causing chemicals so they don’t turn carcinogenic in the body. Broccoli also helps prevent gastritis. An average serving of cooked broccoli has more vitamin C than an orange.44 So now sulforaphane is being tested at several universities for its ability to stop the growth of human cancers. and vitamin K. which contains so many life-extending nutrients. radiance. as much calcium as an eight-ounce glass of milk. more is not better.

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