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Can Aging Be Reverse

Updated on November 11, 2013
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Everyday consumers spend millions of dollars on lotion, potions and pills with the hope of clinging on to their youth. I’m a witness to that. Anytime I find certain products that works well for me that make me feel and look good naturally that is, I have no problem in purchasing those items.

We are all aware that we will grow old and eventually leave this planet one day, but until then we have a choice of feeling and looking good or bad as we age. Aging is not a disease it is a natural process.

The human body is design for rejuvenation at any age. Age and lifespan is determined by how we choose to live our lives.

We know certainly that exercise and a healthy diet along plays a key role in vitality, youth and the aging process.

Life expectancy has rising. People are living into their 80s, 90s and above, therefore our concept of old has change. We expect to live longer and feel well.


What Are Researchers Saying About The Aging Process?

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Well, they are coming up with some interesting discoveries about the process of aging and how to slow it down.

Scientist has concluded is that the secret to youth lies within each of us in our cell structure and genes. They found that we should be living much longer than we do.

Researchers from the University California stated that our maximum human life span should be anywhere from 120 and 150 years. For our top researchers they mention that they know enough information already to help us outlive our statistical life expectancy. Wouldn’t you want to live that long if you where healthy and feeling well? Absolutely!

If you want great health we need to be committed for life to obtain it. Health is wealth and nothing matters without it. I understand not everybody going to be on the same page, but what I do know that if you want to live longer and feel better, you have to prevent what’s going to make you sick and kill you.



Vitamins, Fruits & Vegetable Play a Role in The Aging Process

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Food and the quality of foods play a role in our aging process. The first line of defense against disease and aging, is a good healthy diet.


Anti-aging Foods

Vitamins for Aging
Best Food Source
Health Benefits
Beta Carotene
Sweet potatoes,cantaloupe,apricots,red peppers,papayas,pumkin,leafy greens
Prevents cell and organ damage and protects the nucleus of cells from the ill-effects of free radicals, radioactive waves, ultraviolet light ans sun light, synthetic chemicals, heavy metals and other toxins.
Pantothenic Acid
Whole grains, whole brown rice, brewer's yeast, pumkin seed and sesame seeds
It neutralizes free radicals and extends the life span of individual cells. If you have problems with drinking, pantothenic Acid neutralizes the craving for liquor, speeds revovery from fatique, lower blood cholesterol levels, and protects against pollutants
Vitamin C
All citrus fruits, limes,organges, grapefruits, all berries, stawberries & raspberries, leafy greens,cauliflower, broccoli
It builds up the immune system, helps fight bacteria, viruses and other bugs, protects your system from chemical pollution. It heals wounds, burns and bleeding gums, protects against cancer of the esophagus and larynx. Vitamin C is nature's cure-all
Vitamin E
Spinach, brussels sprouts, wheat germ, whole wheat, cabbage, broccoli, leavy greens, eggs
Vitamin E protects the membranes of individual cells in the body. It increases the effectiveness in vitamin A which plays a role in preventing cancer. Vitamin E slows down the aging cells which can keep you looking younger and give you more endurance.
Calcium
Skim milk, non-fat yogurrt, cheese, walnuts, sunflower seeds,dried beans,soybeans, sardines, green vegetables, salmon,broccoli
Calcium combats aging by fortifying your bones. Calcium prevents and aids in the treatment of osteoporosis which keeps your bones from dissolving. Calcium combine with phosphorus promote healthy teeth and bones.
Iodine
Onions, most green vegatables, kelp, seafood
Iodine is the fuel for the thyroid gland, it will assist you in weight control by burning excess fat, promote continual regeneration of cells, give you more energy, improve mental alertness and promote healthy hair, nails, skin and teeth, therefore it can help you look and feel younger.
Iron
spinach,asparagus, poultry, fish, raw clams, oysters, raw clams, eggs, oatmeal, beans,nuts,dried peaches,molasses
Good for anemia, enhances muscular performance-increasing stamina and energy. It strengthens the immune system and promotes disease resistance, iron promotes healing and fortifies the immune system so you are more resistant to disease. Iron fights off aging by forming red blood corpuscles,or hemoglobin which insures proper delivery of oxygen to all your body tissue.
Protein
Eggs, skim milk, low-fat cottage cheese, non-fat yogurt, chicken(baked or broiled), lamb, lean beek, sunflower and punkin seeds, peanut butter
It is a anti-aging substance because it helps us make new cells for growth and tissue repair.
Selenium
wheat germ, bran, tuna fish, onions, tomatoes, broccoli
This mineral keeps the body looking and acting youthfully by promoting elasticity in tissue.
Vitamin B6(Pyridoxine)
Whole grains, brewye's yeast, liver, kidney, canyaloupe, cabbage, blackstrap molasses, eggs, and beef
plays a role in cellular growth and the production of red blood cells. helps the immune system and is indispensable for the production of antibodies and other disease-fighting cells. Boost immunity and protects against cancer, relieves the discomfort of prementrual tension.

How can we play a roll in our aging process?

The main things we need to consider at this point are making sure you schedule yearly check-up for wellness. Maintaining a proper diet is vital, stress deduction and preventing the diseases that are likely to kill us before our time. A bad diet alone can harm the body and speed up the aging process. Don’t stress about what damage you have done in the pass, just make a commitment to eat right now.

As we age our body doesn’t require a lot of food. During our growth period of childhood, adolescence and early adulthood we required more food for development.

A diet low in fat and high in fiber, stress reduction, exercise, weight control and healthy personal relationships can rejuvenate the immune and endocrine systems which help fight off things that make us old before our time.

The diet should be made up with a variety of foods made up of fruits, vegetables, grains and proteins. A diet high in fiber and nutrient-rich foods promotes health and longevity.

If possible try to avoid as much process foods as you can because it can make you sick and speed up the aging process.

Antioxidants play a role in the aging process. It blocks that destruction, shields our cells from poisonous agents and toxins including radiation, carcinogens and stress. Antioxidants can be found in vitamin A (in the form of beta carotene), C and E.

Getting your daily water intake is important. The body must stay hydrated for it to function well.

There has been studies showing that staying lean is best for longevity.

Exercise at least 3 to 5 days a week at least for 15-20 minutes. Gradually increase the time as you become healthier. Exercise is the best stress reducer.


Scientist’s today know a great deal about the aging process and how to slow it down and eventually they will unlock this secret within each of us. But until then there is a lot we can do and choices we can make to contribute to our aging process.







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      catmalone 2 years ago

      Bobby, I appreciated your comments and I'm glad that you find my hub interesting. I always had an interest in a holistic approach because people heal faster and feel better.

      People have a concern of the different type of medications they take and the effects after they take time. Taking a holistic approach works with your body, not against it.

      Thanks!

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      Robert Morgan 2 years ago from Hutchinson Island, FL - Myrtle Beach, SC - Scottsdale AZ

      Excellent hub. I see from others hub you also are interested in a holistic approach to health. Being a holistic practitioner, I am always interested in reading hubs that I can point my clients to. You are doing good work. Wishing you continued success. Bobby

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I truly have been blessed with good health, but I am at the age now where I have to pay special attention to my lifestyle. I eat healthy foods now and exercise regularly, and that has helped me to maintain whatever youth I have left. Great points made here.

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      catmalone 4 years ago

      Thanks Marlene for you comment. I'm glad you enjoy this hub. Your right, with proper living habits anything is possible.

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      Marlene Bertrand 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Lots of good information here. I really like the chart because it gives the information to me at a glance. I didn't know it was possible to live as old as 120 to 150 years. I guess, given the information found here, if we applied proper living habits, it could be possible.

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      catmalone 4 years ago

      Thank you My Cook Book for your comment. I'm glad you find this hub useful about aging. I know aging is not something that we look forward to, but I do know that we have choices in how we look and feel as we age. We just have to make good health commitments in our lives to see a better tommorrow.

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      Dil Vil 4 years ago from India

      Good information, it is useful. Thank you for sharing. Whenever i read any info about Aging, the movie Smurfs Part 1 comes to my mind, there is one really funny scene on aging. Good hub, Voted UP and useful.