Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Want to live longer? I know I do!

10 tips to help you live a longer and healthier life

  • Balance your blood sugar. Increase your intake of whole foods that contain lots of fiber, such as beans, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. Shakeology contains tons of super foods to help you achieve this!
  • Eat protein with every meal. This helps balance your blood sugar. Include nuts, beans, fish, lean animal protein and omega-3 eggs in your diet.
  • Increase your intake of omega-3 fats. These improve blood sugar control by working on the same cell-signaling mechanisms as resveratrol. Eat wild fish (salmon, sardines, black cod and herring) or take omega-3 fatty acid pills (1,000 to 2,000 mg of EPA and DHA a day).
  • Eliminate or dramatically limit flour products. That means anything with sugar from any source.
  • Find ways to relax every day. This prevents diabetes and controls your blood sugar by reducing levels of cortisol, the stress hormone.
  • To boost your mitochondria, you will need to exercise and build muscle. Try interval training, a technique of exercising fast (like sprinting) for one minute and then more slowly (like fast walking) for three minutes. Repeat this in cycles totaling 30 minutes twice a week. P90X people!!!
  • Eat foods with phytonutrients. There are many effective ones other than resveratrol, including those found in green tea, pomegranate and all dark, colorful fruits and vegetables.
  • Consider supplements that help protect and boost your mitochondria.These include Coenzyme Q10 (100 to 200 mg a day), acetyl-l-carnitine (500 to 1,000 mg twice a day), alpha-lipoic acid (100 to 200 mg twice a day), D-ribose (5 g once or twice a day), magnesium (150 to 300 mg twice a day), B-complex vitamins (daily) and NADH (5 to 10 mg a day).
  • Live clean and green. Limit your exposure to heavy metals, pollution and other environmental toxins, all of which poison your mitochondria.
  • Learn how to detoxify. Support your body’s detoxification system and your liver function.

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