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10 All-Natural Ways to Stay Young

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7. Bite into a superfruit

There's a good reason we're hearing so much about pomegranates these days. "Current studies show that they are more beneficial than other fruits," says Dr. Oz. Pomegranate juice has been found to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, possibly delay the onset of atherosclerosis, and potentially help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease; researchers believe it may also help prevent some forms of cancer from starting or progressing. Pomegranates can also protect the skin from damage caused by UV rays, according to a study published last March.

Another promising anti-ager is the goji berry, a fruit native to Tibet that boasts 500 times more vitamin C by weight than an orange and is considered to be the most abundant source of carotenoids, a type of antioxidant, on earth. This little nutritional powerhouse -- which tastes like a denser, sweeter cranberry -- also contains more iron than spinach, 18 amino acids, calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, and vitamins B1, B2, B6 and E, according to Dr. Perricone. The goji berry stimulates the release of human growth hormone, a natural substance in the body that improves our ability to sleep, helps us look younger, reduces fat, improves memory, boosts libido, and enhances the immune system, he says.

Try it! Snack on a handful of dried goji berries (available at Whole Foods Market) throughout the day. Be sure to buy ones from Tibet, because they have high serum levels, advises Dr. Perricone. In addition, drink pomegranate juice. Not a fan of the flavor? Buy it in concentrate and add a tablespoonful daily to kefir (or plain yogurt), suggests Dr. Perricone. For dewy skin, try Rodial's Wrinkle Smoother, a pomegranate-infused anti-aging serum with marine extracts and vitamin C created to plump wrinkles, block sun and give a youthful glow (available at blissworld.com).

 
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ehealthtip wrote:

A Healthy Diet And Exercise Makes Youthful......http://www.ehealthytip.com/2013/09/a-healthy-diet-and-exercise-makes.html

9/21/2013 05:52:27 AM Report Abuse
neekehurley1 wrote:

excellent and useful information!

12/14/2011 02:41:01 PM Report Abuse
jimmiecgalvez wrote:

Everybody wants to stay young... more tips: http://coffeeandarticles.blogspot.com/2011/12/health-tips-to-stay-fresh.html

12/13/2011 05:58:15 AM Report Abuse
danielmilling wrote:

Excellent advice and information. Running is my favourite form of moving meditation - yes it really is relaxing! Dr Oz also pointed out recently that Omega 3s should be in balance with Omega 6s. Some more tips to stay young at http://hubpages.com/hub/Healthy-Aging-Tips-to-Stay-Young

2/14/2011 11:27:34 PM Report Abuse

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