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I think it’s safe to say that no one wants to age faster and sprint down the road to pushing up daisies.

Although many people are taking measures to slow down the aging process like exercising and reducing stress, one of the biggest bangs for your buck comes from your DIET.

That’s right--the foods you eat make a HUGE difference in the rate at which your body ages!

As a matter of fact, there are certain foods that accelerate aging and certain superstar nutrients that can help turn back time!

Let’s first look at…

3 foods that age you

Here are the 3 types of foods that you can count on making you look and feel older than your years:

Flour and sugar-based foods (refined carbs)

Flour and sugar-based foods (refined carbs) such as pasta, breads, bagels, cereals, crackers, muffins, and baked goods can cause a tremendous influx of sugar in your bloodstream. 

Sugar is a very inflammatory substance—so if your veins are loaded with it day in and day out, to a level that’s far above what you need for energy, you are inviting inflammation to take its toll on YOU.

And that can come out as things like aches and pains, arthritis, cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease and wrinkles!

Corn-based foods

These include things like corn chips, corn cereals, corn oil, and the biggest health-wrecking corn substance of all--high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)!

Like the refined carbs mentioned above, corn-based foods also have a big impact on your blood sugar levels and therefore can increase inflammation and accelerate aging.

But it gets worse.

Because scientists have found out that the fructose in HFCS causes a tidal wave of compounds called “Advanced Glycation End Products” to form.  (The acronym for these is “AGEs”—very appropriate!)

AGEs speed up the aging process in your body including damage to your organs, your joints, and of course, wrinkled skin.

And since HFCS is everywhere (in ketchup, salad dressing, barbecue sauce and the biggest offender—soda) many people are getting a daily dose of accelerated aging on a plate or in a glass.

Unhealthy fats

Unhealthy fats include trans-fats, processed vegetable oils (like canola, safflower, sunflower, sesame, corn, grapeseed and cottonseed oils) and margarine.

Trans-fats are created when food manufacturers infuse hydrogen into polyunsaturated oils to create solid oils--otherwise known as partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs).

Trans-fats should be labeled with a skull and crossbones.  They cling onto your arteries and tissues, increase blood cholesterol, lead to atherosclerosis and inflammation and practically guarantee that you'll be a heart disease statistic. 

Note that the FDA called for trans-fats to be phased out of our (processed) food supply between 2015 and 2018, but read labels carefully because food manufacturers tend to “bend the rules” whenever they can.

In addition, food companies may instead use processed vegetable oils as a “healthier” alternative, but don’t be fooled.  When these oils are heated (as they typically are in the food manufacturing process) they create dangerous compounds that are just as harmful as trans-fats!

Note that includes margarine, because margarine is made with heated polyunsaturated oils.

Now let’s look at the flip side…

3 Nutrients that keep you young!

Here are the 3 nutrients that comprise Nature’s “fountain of youth”:

Omega-3 essential fatty acids

Processed foods and our current farming practices have created wide-ranging deficiency of Omega-3 essential fatty acids…and we’re paying the price with our health. 

Much of the oil used in the manufacturing of processed foods are inflammatory Omega-6 fatty acids.  Plus the animals raised for our meat and milk consumption are not allowed to graze in Omega-3 rich pastures anymore—instead they’re being fed a grain-based diet, which is also rich in Omega-6 EFAs.

Although your body does need some Omega-6 fats, the problem is we’re getting way too MANY, combined with far too FEW anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fats.

Omega-3 EFAs are essential for heart and brain health, circulation, memory and control of blood sugar. They're also a natural anti-inflammatory and help to fight inflammation-related conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia.

Fatty fish are a great source of Omega-3 EFAs, but most people don’t eat nearly enough fish to get adequate amounts from their diet.

That when a top-quality fish oil supplement like VitalMega-3 can be a Godsend!

VitalMega-3 provides 1,200 mg of Omega-3 EFAs in every daily two-capsule serving. This includes 600 mg of EPA and 400 mg of DHA—the crucial Omega-3 EFAs that are recommended by many health experts and are especially crucial to your brain.

Vitamin D

In addition to preserving bone health (and helping to prevent against age-related osteoporosis and osteopenia), vitamin D also helps to protect you against our two main killers.

Heart disease and cancer!

Plus it also helps regulate your immune system activity by helping to prevent excessive, inflammatory immune responses (such as those seen in autoimmune conditions like Crohn’s, colitis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, Type 1 diabetes and Graves’ disease).

And it even helps to protect you against Type 2 diabetes!

Unfortunately, is also happens to be a common deficiency in our society, especially in the northern hemisphere where people get less sunlight.  Plus food sources of vitamin D are very limited.

That’s why supplementation with an outstanding formula like Optimum DK Formula with FruiteX-B is the best way to ensure your body has enough of this crucial, life-saving nutrient!

Optimum DK Formula provides a therapeutic 5,000 IUs of vitamin D3, plus its partners vitamin K and the mineral boron.  All 3 of these nutrients work together to support your strong bone, heart and immune system health!

Antioxidants

NOTHING will accelerate the aging process faster than free radicals out of control! 

Although some free radicals are good guys and help you fight infections, the problem is that people have way too many of them and they’re spiraling out of control.

So it’s essential to make sure you’re getting enough antioxidants to tame those free radicals and keep them manageable.

A great way to start is to have a healthy, whole foods diet and to stay away from processed foods, fast food and soda at all cost.

And if you want to make sure you have your nutrient bases covered, plus get a big boost of antioxidants, Super Core multi-vitamin and mineral formula is your ticket!

Super Core provides a health-supporting blend of vitamins and minerals, plus you get the added bonus of antioxidants including vitamins C and E, plus zinc and selenium, as well as lutein, lycopene, and zeaxanthin, resveratrol and the “cream of the antioxidant crop”—alpha lipoic acid.

And there’s more.  Because Super Core also contains the natural anti-inflammatories turmeric, Boswellia, and ginger—which is even MORE anti-aging support!

None of us can stop the biological clock, but we can do a lot to help SLOW its effects and feel (and look) great for many years to come!

To your health,

Sherry Brescia

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