Longevity or degeneration – your choice

 

Are you like I was, somewhat confused by the terms practicing lifestyle changes and anti-aging?

Many of you, myself included eat healthy, exercise, don't smoke, and maybe have a glass of wine a day. We are practicing lifestyle changes. And this is extremely valuable health wise. But this is not anti-aging.

Antiaging is not simply reducing your risk for diseases associated with aging. Antiaging is altering the fundamental cause of aging., which is progressive degeneration. And this degeneration is caused by a decline in anabolic repair and accumulation of catabolic damage.

To slow the aging process, you restore your body's ability to repair and heal itself.

Are you repairing, rebuilding, and restoring the activity in your body or is your body heading towards or already in a degenerative state?

The good news is that you can alter the aging process. You can slow down and reverse degenerative processes. And there are many ways to get you started.

Consuming longevity Foods is one sure way to alter the aging process.

Are you aware that a major factor in longevity and therefore in the quality of your life is muscle mass? And research backs up this information.

Muscle mass is not controlled by you going to the gym to lift weights, but rather by your metabolism.

Metabolism is the speed at which your body breaks down your foods and turn them into energy. The faster you break down energy and use energy, the less likely you are to store calories as fat. In other words, the higher your metabolism, the less fat your body will naturally maintain.

Eat low glycemic index foods. The glycemic index is a grade for foods of how much it will spike your blood sugar. The higher the grade, the worse it is for your energy and metabolism.

If you want a high, stable metabolism, stick to low glycemic index foods. Keep it simple. Instead of having white potatoes, have red potatoes. Instead of always eating white rice, eat more whole grains like quinoa, buckwheat, and millet. Have fruits for snacks in place of pies or cakes. Add a salad to your meal instead of French fries. The list is endless.

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8 thoughts on “Longevity or degeneration – your choice

  1. Hi Sandi,

    Very interesting information. Well,it was a nice surprise to know that I do some of the things you’ve suggested like: have fruit for snacks, eat grains like quinoa and buckwheat, and red potatoes, most of the time add a salad to a meal.

    Thanks,
    Ligia

    • Thanks Ligia,

      I appreciate your interest and comments. Please share with your peeps. I’m glad you’re taking good steps. If you want more great health tips, please sign up for my Tipster on my facebook page. Stay well, Sandi

    • Thanks so much Jill. By the way, I like your “neighborlyPortland” site. Glad the post was helpful.
      Quinoa is easy to cook. Just rinse quinoa and then add 1 cup into 2 cups water. It takes about 15 minutes and it’s ready. Can be served as a side dish or as the base for a one pot meal.

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