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Aging as a disease is gaining scientific traction. Under the disease paradigm, aging begins slowly, imperceptably - in the advanced stages of the process age related disease begins to present - such as diabetes, heart disease, Alzhemiers, and some forms of cancer.
Whether your process is fast or slow depends on lifestyle, genetics, and diet. Diet is by far the most powerful way to slow aging. A longevity diet does two things: it is both the defense to reverse aging and the offense to prevent it.
Defensively: diet can reduce cholesterol, reverse diabetes, reduce weight, lower inflammation, encourage disposal of senesent and cancerous cells.
Offensively: good diet choices boost immunity, increase cell turnover, encourage natural detoxification processes, strengthen mitochondria, maintain healthy gut flora, keep hormones balanced, and support neurological functions.
A longevity diet provides all the nutrients for both the offense and the defense. In addition, when you undertake a longevity diet you automatically begin to treat other conditions such as high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, autoimmunity, poor digestion, depression, metabolic disorder, suboptimal sleep, infertility, and obesity.
A longevity diet can include only plants or plants and animal products and is not a calorie restricted diet, but will encourage optimal body weight.
JolieLife is a longevity diet. To summarize a longevity diet in a nutshell:
– Fiber-rich and micro-biome promoting foods, particularly vegetables, beans, mushrooms, nuts (especially walnuts!), and healthy grains like quinoa are the foundation.
– Contains generous amounts of healthy fats: this means fats from olives, olive oil, avocado, walnuts, fatty fish, chia seeds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, and so on.
– Includes healthy proteins: this can be plant based protein or animal protein in moderation :this means eating less red meat than the average American (beef, pork, veal, etc.) and more white meat (poultry) and fatty fish (salmon, anchovy, mackerel, herring, etc.).
– Contains fewer sugars (soda, cake, cookies, etc.) and starches (bread, potatoes, pasta, rice, etc.).
A note on protein and longevity diets:
One hallmark of aging is the accumulation of proteins inside and outside cells. Protein accumulation pays a key role in heart disease, particularly heart failure. High amounts of animal-protein accelerate protein accumulation. The longevity diet recommends that in order to expand your lifespan reduce your intake of animal protein.
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