Antiaging Food Facts - A
Of all foods, apricots have the highest levels and
widest variety of carotenoids. Carotenoids are antioxidants
that help prevent heart disease, reduce bad cholesterol
levels, and protect against cancer. Apricots also help
in maintaining body fluids which in turn aids in detoxifying
Apricot kernels [inside the apricot seed] also have
antiaging properties by strengthening the respiratory
system. Caution - the tip of the apricot seed has high
levels of the chemical laetrile, which can be upsetting
to the system. So remove the tips of the seeds and limit
to 5 kernels a day.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away is a saying we
all grow up on - and the facts prove the point. Apples
are low in calories, rich in fiber and contain vitamin
C and beta carotene. They also contain the mineral boron,
which helps to harden bones! Having no fat, sodium or
cholesterol, they make the ideal snack. Apples help
reduce cholesterol and help control blood sugar levels.
Avocados have a range of health benefiting and antiaging
- Oleic Acid - used to lower bad
cholesterol while increasing good cholesterol.
- Potassium - one cup of avocados
contains about 25% of your daily supply of potassium.
Potassium helps protect your heart and arteries, which
may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.
- Folate - a great micronutrient.
One cup contains around 23% of the daily folate requirements,
helping to reduce heart attacks by as much as 55%.
- Antioxidants -protects your organs
and tissues by fighting off damage from free radicals.
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