Here are some tips for age-proofing your body, protecting your heart, and saving your sight!
1. Here’s an easy way to age-proof your body. Eat vegetable soup!
Eating two cups of soup made by simmering chopped tomatoes, green bell peppers, onions, garlic and olive oil in a pot of water with some spices can lower your risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke and other age-related diseases.
Why? Because it boosts your blood levels of vitamin C by 22%. Vitamin C is an antioxidant superstar that helps keep every cell in your body healthy.
2. Protect your heart with camellia tea oil.
Camellia tea oil is made from the seeds of tea plants. It contains large amounts of catechins, the same powerful antioxidants found in green tea. These help reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and guard against artery damage. They may also assist in weight loss and boost memory.
It’s a perfect oil for stir-frying since it can be heated much higher than olive oil before it starts to smoke. Give it a try and see what you think.
3. Pinot Noir can save your sight.
It turns out that people who drink anywhere from two glasses of red wine per month to three glasses per day are 50% less likely to develop cataracts when compared with nondrinkers, heavy drinkers and beer drinkers.
Scientists speculate that wine’s enormous amount of resveratrol may be what stops cataracts from forming.
Broccoli seems to have a protective effect on the eyes as well, but hey, sometimes it’s just more fun to drink wine than eat broccoli!
If you feel stuck and need additional support to adopt a new healthy habit or routine, consider working with me. We can partner up in setting goals, drawing on your skills and strengths, and implementing strategies to help you find your way to lasting healthy success.
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For over 15 years, Shelli has been a freelance writer and wellness habit coach on Joyinmovement. She writes about brain fitness, creating a healthy lifestyle, traveling the world, and making positive habits stick. Stop procrastinating! Take action, join her free newsletter.