Nutrients and Herbs that Help You Stay Young

DrSri By DrSri, 28th Feb 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Regular consumption of anti-aging nutrients helps in preventing premature aging.

Anti-aging Nutrients and Herbs

Here are some of powerful nutrients and herbs that help prevent premature aging.

Vitamin A, C, E, Selenium and Beta carotene: By neutralizing the free radicals, these antioxidants allow us to prevent major diseases.

Ginseng: It is used as adaptogen, cardio-tonic, stimulant and tonic. It stimulates and relaxes the nervous system, encourages the secretion of hormones, improves stamina, lowers blood sugar and cholesterol levels and increases resistance to disease.

Ginko Biloba: Its main property is its ability to improve circulation to all parts of the body, including the brain. By improving blood flow Ginkgo helps the body deliver essential nutrients and oxygen to damaged areas of the body. Ginkgo nourishes blood vessels which decreases the chances of heart attacks and circulatory problems.

Garlic: It is known to aid digestion, ward off colds, infection, expel worms, ease chest congestion, help alleviate rheumatism and cleanse the intestines. It is also known to help prevent hardening of the arteries, sinus problems, and to improve skin complexion if taken in on a regular basis. It also possesses anti-oxidant properties.

Co-Enzyme Q10: After digestion in the stomach, the nutrients from food are absorbed into the bloodstream and circulate to various tissues and cells. The cells have to break down the sugars, fats and amino to generate energy. This energy production occurs in microscopic organ-like structures, called mitochondria, and CoQ10 plays a key role in this activity. CoQ10, by energizing our heart, helps maintain normal heart function and prevents serious heart disease even as we age.

Arjuna: Arjuna or Terminalia arjuna is a unique herb that helps maintain a healthy heart and reduces the effects of stress and nervousness. Arjuna promotes effective cardiac functioning and regulates blood pressure. Arjuna’s ability to suppress the blood’s absorption of lipids gives it cholesterol-regulating properties

Omega-3 fatty acids: Omega-3 fatty acids benefits those at high risk of, or, those who have cardiovascular disease. It also decreases risk of arrhythmias, which can lead to sudden cardiac death, decreases triglyceride levels, decreases growth rate of atherosclerotic plaque and lowers blood pressure.

Lutein and Zeaxanthin: Lutein and zeaxanthin are potent natural antioxidants that may help your eyes stay healthy while also maintaining the health of your skin.

Homocysteine lowering vitamins: B vitamins — particularly B6, B12, and folic acid lower homocysteine levels, thus lowering the risks of heart disease, stroke, etc.

Chromium: Chromium helps to move blood sugar (glucose) from the bloodstream into the cells to be used as energy and turn fats, carbohydrates, and proteins into energy

Zinc: Zinc is a mineral that is vital to healthy living because of its powerful ability to strengthen the immune system and improve white blood cell count. Zinc aids in the body’s absorption of minerals, which means it can help prevent osteoporosis by helping the body absorb calcium.

Calcium: One of the main health benefits of calcium is that it helps in keeping the bones strong and healthy. Calcium is one of the main nutrients that the body requires in order to overcome the problems of high blood pressure and heart attack

Magnesium: Magnesium also is vital for maintaining a healthy heart. Magnesium helps stabilize the rhythm of the heart and helps prevent abnormal blood clotting in the heart. Magnesium also aids in maintaining healthy blood pressure levels.

Potassium: Potassium helps to maintain proper muscle and nerve function; it also helps in some important metabolic processes. A diet high in potassium from fruits, vegetables, and legumes is generally recommended for optimum heart health.

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author avatar Denise O
3rd Mar 2011 (#)

A very good list of what we should be putting in our bodies daily. Nice read.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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