Many suggestions are abound indicating that our lifestyles need to seriously change, if we plan to keep a youthful look well into our golden years. However, aging is simply a process of growing old. Nutrition is a major part of longevity, and the need to maintain a healthy diet is substantial, as previously noted. Here Lori Alton, staff writer, NaturalHealth365.com, reflects on antiaging properties of apples and strawberries, and many other health benefits:
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“With each passing year, more and more people are looking for better antiaging strategies. And science is working hard to fill the demand – as baby boomers move into their ‘golden years.’
No doubt, the ‘graying of America’ has become more pronounced and, so have the age-related degenerative diseases. But, despite all the negative news about dementia, heart disease and cancer, there is a natural way to age gracefully.
It’s all begins with the food we eat. For example, a natural compound – fisetin – found in apples and strawberries offer great antiaging effects. This powerful antioxidant flavonoid is emerging at the very center of a cutting-edge antiaging therapy known as senolytics.
How can eating fruit become an intelligent antiaging strategy?
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A primary factor in aging is cellular senescence, in which older cells can no longer divide. When this occurs, the cell then issues inflammatory signals that trigger the immune system to destroy and “clear out” the damaged cell.
While the process of individual cells becoming senescent occurs in young and old organisms alike, older systems can’t dispose of these worn-out cells with the ease manifested by the young.
However, researchers have learned that certain flavonoids from plants can act as senolytics, meaning they can help target and destroy senescent cells – and in the process prolong lifespan and improve health.
In groundbreaking research published in 2011, scientists at the Mayo Clinic showed that merely getting rid of senescent cells could increase the lifespan of mice by a substantial 25 percent!
And, it appears it’s never too late to benefit from senolytics. Other animal studies have suggested that senolytics can be effective even when applied later in life. Therefore, nourishing the body with lots of flavonoids (found in fruit) is a smart move.
Research NEWS: Fisetin from strawberries and apples comes out on top
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A new study conducted by teams of scientists at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester examined exactly which senolytics were the most effective at “putting the brakes” on aging.
In the study, which was published in EBioMedicine, researchers tested the effects of ten different plant compounds – including quercetin, curcumin (derived from turmeric) and fisetin – on aging mice. Of the ten, fisetin emerged as the clear winner.
The researchers found that the flavonoid effectively reduced pro-inflammatory signaling. It was also associated with higher levels of glutathione, the body’s most important disease-fighting antioxidant.
Most importantly, fisetin reduced levels of senescent fat cells, prolonging lifespan.
Study leader Professor Paul D. Robbins noted that fisetin could be used to “extend the period of health… even towards the end of life.”
Both strawberries and apples offer a wealth of health benefits
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For maximum benefit, choose fresh, ripe, organic strawberries and apples – and do eat the apple skins, which contain the highest levels of quercetin and fisetin.”
To stay healthy, there are specific steps to follow that’ll increase life expectancy. For example, exercise, which is considered one way to extend life. The Body Reboot book reveals how a low carb, high fat diet can improve health. Keep reading to learn about additional ways to increase life expectancy and improve your health.
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