Some of these four foods are deceptively marketed to you as "healthy" by the depopulating food giants (corporatocracy). Avoid or minimize them and look 5-10 years YOUNGER than your real age.
Due to biochemical reactions in your body, every food you eat on a daily basis either ages you FASTER than your real age or helps to FIGHT aging. It's your choice!
"Glycation", "inflammation", and "oxidation" have a MAJOR impact. When we talk about aging, we're not just talking about wrinkles or how thick your hair is... we're also talking about factors you can't see - like organ function and whether your joints are degrading.
1. WHEAT (yes, even "whole wheat")
"Glycation" in your body, and substances called Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) speed up the aging process in your body including damage over time to your organs, your joints, and of course, wrinkled skin.
High blood sugar levels over time dramatically increase age-accelerating AGEs in your body. This is why type 2 diabetics many times appear that they have not aged well and look older than their real age. But this age-increasing effect is not just limited to diabetics. It can affect everyone.
Covered up by the massive marketing campaigns, the truth is that wheat contains a very unique type of carbohydrate (not found in other foods) called Amylopectin-A<, which spikes your blood sugar higher than pure table sugar. In fact, wheat raises your blood sugar more than almost any other carbohydrate source on earth based on blood sugar response testing.
Wheat-based foods such as breads, bagels, cereals, muffins, and other baked goods often cause much higher blood sugar levels than most other carbohydrate sources. The higher your average blood sugar levels are over time, the more AGEs are formed inside your body, which makes you age FASTER.
You've probably heard about the potential health-damaging effects of gluten (also found in wheat) in the news recently, but this blood sugar aspect we just covered is not talked about that often, and is yet another reason to reduce or eliminate wheat-based foods in your diet. Your body will thank you by aging slower and looking YOUNGER!
Baked wheat products contain cancer-causing, carcinogenic chemicals called acrylamides that form in the browned portion of breads, cereals, muffins, etc. and are linked in studies to increased risk of cancer and accelerated aging. Note that acrylamides are also found in high levels in other browned carbohydrate sources such as french fries or any other browned starchy foods.
2. CORN-BASED FOODS - CORN SYRUP, CEREAL & OIL
Stop eating corn chips, corn cereals, corn oil, and also the biggest health-damaging villain that gets most of the media attention - high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Corn-based starchy foods such as corn cereals, corn chips, etc also SPIKE blood sugar levels and increase the AGEs in your body that accelerate aging.
But here's another nail in the coffin for corn...scientists have found out that the fructose in HFCS causes 10x more formation of AGEs in your body than glucose! Those sweetened drinks you drink and most other processed foods (yes, even salad dressings and ketchup) contribute to faster aging in your body.
It gets even worse...Another major issue with corn-based foods and corn oils is that these foods contribute excessive amounts of omega-6 fatty acids to your diet, which causes an imbalance in your omega-3 to omega-6 ratio and leads to inflammation and oxidation within your body.
Corn chips and corn cereal aren't as bad as wheat in relation to blood sugar, and they don't contain gut-damaging gluten like wheat does, but they are still damaging!
3. SUGAR, SUGARY FOODS, STARCHY FOODS
Sugar is an obvious VILLAIN for spiking your blood sugar. You've heard how bad it is for you 1000 times including expanding your waistline and developing type 2 diabetes. But sugar is also ageing you.
Instead of sugar, consider a natural non-caloric sweetener like Stevia in your daily coffee, tea, in baking, or other sweetening needs. This dramatically helps you control your blood sugar response and thereby help slow aging.
Stop the sugary desserts, sugary cereals, candy, and other sweets that age you faster.
Keep in mind that some starchy foods like white rice, oatmeal, and white potatoes can also have significant impacts on your blood sugar and thereby can increase formation of AGEs in your body. These foods are best kept in smaller portions if you decide to eat them, and balanced with healthy fats and protein to slow the blood sugar response.
4. SOYBEAN, CANOLA & VEGETABLE OIL
I know these have been marketed to you over the years by depopulating food giants as "healthy", but if you understand a little biochemistry about how these highly-processed oils react inside your body, you would quickly see it's totally FALSE!
First, anything labeled soybean oil, canola oil, corn oil, vegetable oil, or cottonseed oil (these are in a LOT of processed foods you probably eat) most times have undergone a refining process under extremely high heat and use of chemical solvents such as hexane.
This leaves you with an oil where the polyunsaturated fats have undergone a lot of oxidation and are therefore VERY inflammatory inside your body, producing free radicals, damaging your cell membranes, contributing to faster aging, heart disease, and other possible health problems.
If you want to avoid the health-damaging effects of soybean, canola, corn and other "vegetable oils", make sure to avoid them and opt for truly healthy oils and fats such as extra-virgin olive oil, avocado oil, virgin coconut oil (a healthy source of MCT fats), and grass-fed butter (a great source of healthy CLA fats).
Non-GMO Organic Avocado
Everyone loves avocados, which is good news as they are high in vitamin E and a rich source of skin-protective antioxidants, essential for glowing skin and shiny hair. These wonder fruits also have a high folate content, which is important for skin cell regeneration and will give skin a more youthful complexion.
Non-GMO Organic Blueberries
This little berry of goodness has so many health benefits we don't know where to start. It's rich vitamin C content aids blood circulation and provides minerals and salts which help the body to fight the ageing process. Also high in potassium – found in all fruit and veg – fluid balance in cells is regulated, so combating puffiness and fluid retention. Add to your morning cereal or a breakfast smoothie now!
Non-GMO Organic Broccoli
Steaming broccoli is the best way to hold onto all the great nutrients
that this vegetable contains. A high source of fibre not only does
broccoli help keep body weight low but with vitamin C and beta-carotene,
it helps prevent and fight heart disease.
Non-GMO Organic Cinnamon
Cinnamon is a known tonic and stimulant that warms the whole system and helps to combat fatigue. Sprinkle a little on your cereal at breakfast to get your daily intake.
Non-GMO Organic Natural "Unrpocessed" Dark Chocolate
It's the dark secret that we are allowed to indulge in – provided it's made with at least 85% cocoa. Full of protein and B vitamins, small doses of this treat will help burn fat and improve your skin and hair. My personal trick to satisfy my sweet tooth is to only have 1-2 squares of dark chocolate after dinner instead of a normal full dessert that most people choose. You only get about 2 grams of sugar in 1-2 squares of dark chocolate as opposed to 40-80 grams of age-accelerating sugar in a typical cake, ice cream, or brownie type of dessert.
Non-GMO Organic Hemp oil
Ideal for salad dressings, mayonnaise and dips, hemp oil has been dubbed as 'nature's perfect food for humanity' owing to its hugely rich source of essential amino and fatty acids. Also high in vitamin E, a great antioxidant, body care products that contain this miracle oil can help slow down the effects of skin ageing.
Non-GMO Organic Jerusalem Artichoke
The Jerusalem Artichoke is a much-underrated vegetable. Despite its reputation for fermenting and causing occasional wind (!) it is a rich source of potassium, which keeps the heart healthy.
Non-GMO Organic Kidney beans
Pulses, and in particular, kidney beans are packed with fibre, potassium and zinc which all help to reduce cholesterol and protect against heart disease. But their big winner is protein: weight for weight dried beans contain as much protein as fillet steak, but have more health benefits. Add cold to a salad or include any time you make a vegetable chilli.
Non-GMO Organic Red cabbage
The wrinkle busting Purple Foods Diet is currently taking the US by storm and the reason? Purple-coloured foods are the best source of antioxidants which can not only protect against cancer, but help to ward off wrinkles too.
Non-GMO Organic Red wine
Our favourite tipple is packed full of natural antioxidants which protect against heart disease. Plus, the skin of red grapes curbs the effects of ageing with its anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory compound, resveratrol - also present in blueberries, cranberries and peanuts.
These 5 steps reveal the things you absolutely MUST AVOID if you want to slow the aging process, reclaim your health, and achieve your ideal body.
1. STOP LOW-FAT DIETS
Low fat everything has been the craze now for decades BUT look around. We're fatter, sicker, and more addicted to sugar and carbs than any other time in history and passing these habits to our kids.
The truth is - Fats don't make you fat. They are good for you and not to be feared – Embrace them. They don't make you fat. They help your body regenerate your power hormones. Testosterone, the 'strength' hormone, for example, is the direct result of cholesterol and dietary fat intake. That's right: "Cholesterol" isn't a dirty word! Your body needs dietary fat and cholesterol in order to produce ANY AND ALL vital hormones.
People on low fat diets look drawn, gaunt, and weak. They are often sick, sometimes to the point of literally breaking down. And, they can never just enjoy eating out. Every meal and every gram must be accounted for. Do you really think this will make you younger? Of course not... it will worry you to death if it doesn't kill you first!
2. STOP RUNNING IN CIRCLES
Gym classes can be fun, if you like sitting in one place and torturing yourself. But have you noticed how little people change their bodies in these classes? Sure, it's good "cardio", but cardiovascular conditioning can be gained with far less time and effort.
Treadmills, and any form of endurance training (especially running) does very little to help the age reversal process. Many times, these long-duration exercise bouts accelerate the aging process by increasing free radicals. These free radicals are scavengers that prey on your body's essential nutrients and tissues.
Pro fitness athletes train over the years. The ones who looked the best — and that means looked the youngest, most toned, and had the least amount of unwanted fat — were the ones who left the gym while others were still warming up!
3. STOP BLAMING YOUR AGE
Listen: Your body doesn't own a clock. Studies have shown that men and women in their 90s were able to gain muscle tone in just a matter of weeks of simple weight training. men and women transform their physiques at literally all ages—25 to 95!
If you're around those naysayers who are constantly talking about growing old, all their aches and pains, and how life is just down hill after 40—LEAVE! Surround yourself with positive thinkers who absolutely crave a challenge. A challenge is what keeps you YOUNG, and the best challenge there is happens to be taking control of your health and body.
4. STOP DEHYDRATING
Water isn't just "good for you" — water burns fat. Water suppresses hunger. Water renews your skin. Just drinking 12 ounces of pure water every day can take a few years off your face in a matter of weeks. You'll also drop fat, have more energy, and save your kidneys and liver from chronic overwork.
When your kidneys are taxed from too little water, your liver has to take over. Now, get this: Your liver is your number one fat-burning organ. Do you REALLY want it processing liquids and toxins rather than BURNING FAT? No way, right? Well, grab a glass of water, and watch the mirror. Within a few weeks, the change to your face and body will be noticeable.
Whole wheat is good for you.
Low Fat Diets help you lose weight
Fat makes you fat
Running makes you younger