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Nutrition

THE #1 REASON PEOPLE GET OLD AND SICK IS THE CHOICES WE
MAKE— NOT OUR GENES. WE ALL HAVE THE ABILITY TO CONTROL
OUR OWN DESTINY.

*To fight against aging we need 25 grams of fiber per day and 64oz of water.

Good sources of fiber:

Vegetables- Artichoke, lima beans, & soybeans

Fruits- raspberries, blackberries, & grapefruit

Whole Grains- steel cut oatmeal (or Scottish oatmeal), buckwheat, whole
grain breads & cereals.

Spelt, bulgur and quinoa
Help flush fat and cholesterol through body and drags other (not so good
foods) along. They are also a good antioxidant, reduce cholesterol, lower
blood pressure, helps prevent heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

You should have 3 servings per day.

*To fight against cancer we need magnesium. Good sources are beets,
raisins, dates, & soybeans. You can also use a supplement (400mg)
WE ARE CONTINUALLY PREVENTING AND KILLING CANCER CELLS ALL
THE TIME.

Two of the most important vitamins you can take are folate and vitamin D
To reduce cancer by about 50% take folate (or folic acid).
Good food sources for folate include orange juice, spinach, and other dark
leafy greens. You can use a supplement (800mcg) daily.

If you are under 60 years of age you need 400 IU (International units) of
Vitamin D daily, if your over 60 you need 600 IU. Good food sources of
vitamin D include non-fat milk or milk substitute and orange juice.

Good food sources for fighting cancer: Tomato sauce, tomato paste,
tomatoes (although cooked tomatoes are better), broccoli, cauliflower,
cabbage, and brussel sprouts. (Cooked tomatoes and tomato sauces should
be eaten with olive oil or another healthy fat for better absorption.

· The number one most important thing for good health is your blood
pressure. It should be 115 over 75.

High blood pressure can cause wrinkling of the skin, stroke, heart disease
and sexual dysfunction.

Foods that can help lower blood pressure are: bananas, avocados (they are
high in potassium), peaches, baked potatoes with the skins, and watermelon.

There are many, many health benefits in aspirin, although you should check
with your doctor because of potential risks. It can reduce cancer, it’s good for
the heart, and it’s good for the skin. Two baby aspirin a day is what he
recommends as long as it isn’t hurting your stomach.

Another food source that fights against cancer (reduces risk of liver cancer),
Alzheimer’s, & Parkinson’s is COFFEE! Dr. Oz says it’s reasonable to drink
up to 24oz of coffee a day as long as you aren’t experiencing side effects.

*Foods that are good for the heart: red wine, onions, garlic, walnuts, &
salmon.

To stay young and healthy each day eat foods like:
*a handful of nuts (keep in fridge)
*broccoli/cauliflower
*carrots
*kiwi
*pear/apple
*corn on the cob
*whole grain breads & whole grain cereal
*grapes
*raisins

The best fish to eat are salmon, tilapia, flounder or cod, and mahi mahi
because there are no TCB’s (trichlorobenzenes), no toxins, and are low in
mercury. You should eat fish three times a week.

Water is important because it helps move your bowels; it also hydrates your
body so you’ll have less wrinkling of the skin.

It’s also important to know that our bodies can process only 600 mg of
calcium at a time. Women need a total of 1200mg per day. You should take
600mg six hours apart.

Dr. Roizen also brought up AHA’s (Alpha hydroxy acids). They increase your
cell turnover rate making new skin faster. Glycolic’s rejuvenate your skin
making it look younger.

You can get more information from the book: “YOU THE OWNER’S
MANUAL: An Insider’s Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and
Younger” by Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.