Yummy for Your Ears
In a study, people with the highest average intakes of carotenoid-rich vegetables — like sweet potatoes — and vitamin E-rich foods — like almonds — experienced a 47 percent reduced risk of moderate or greater hearing loss compared with the people who had the lowest average intakes of these nutrients. And in another study from the same research team, people who ate a couple of servings per week of omega-3-rich fish — like salmon – experienced hearing protection as well. After 2 years, the fish lovers had a 42 percent lower risk of developing age-related hearing loss compared with the participants who ate much less fish. (Related: Check out these seven steps to turning your grandkid into a healthy eater.)
Free Radical Phenomenon
As we age, a rising level of free radical molecules may damage the inner portion of the ear associated with hearing. But antioxidant nutrients like carotenoids and vitamin E may help fight that dynamic. And there may be something about the anti-inflammatory qualities of omega-3s that helps protect hearing as well. (Related: Did you know? Anti-inflammatory foods may help make your joints comfier, too.)
First, stick with fresh, healthy foods. Shop the outside aisles of the store. That’s where you’ll find fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats and dairy.
Studies from around the world show that eating these “low glycemic” foods promotes clearer, healthier-looking skin. The glycemic index (GI) is the measure of the rate of a blood sugar spike after eating carbohydrates. Low glycemic foods do not trigger a rapid rise in blood sugar, and can be a much better choice.
You should strive for a good balance of nutrients, but certain nutrients are especially good for youthful, glowing skin.
Women with higher vitamin C intakes tend to have fewer visible lines and wrinkles. So, get plenty of this antioxidant vitamin. You’ll find lots of it in green peppers, strawberries and citrus fruit.
Every cell in your body needs CoQ10 for energy. It’s your skin’s first line of defense against photo-aging, too. Plus, it helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Grass-fed beef, free-range chicken and wild-caught fish are the best foods for CoQ10.
Resveratrol activates an enzyme called telomerase. This enzyme interacts with cells – including skin cells – to keep them healthy and alive longer. Studies on skin cultures also show resveratrol may be an important antioxidant for your skin.
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Primary Benefits of Isotonix® Resveratrol*:
Maintains cell health
Promotes normal cell cycle activity
Promotes apoptosis (programmed cell death) in unhealthy cells
Promotes normal nuclear factor kappa B (NF-Kappa B – protein) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2 – enzyme) activity
Promotes normal activity of the SIRT-1 gene (involved in calorie restriction, fat mobilization, mitochondrial function)
Promotes cardiovascular health (promotes normal platelet activity, helps maintain normal vasorelaxation, provides antioxidant protection of LDL particles).
Superior antioxidant and high ORAC value
Promotes a healthy prostate gland
Helps promote apoptosis in unhealthy prostate cells
Isotonic, which means “same pressure,” bears the same chemical resemblance of the body’s blood, plasma and tears. All fluids in the body have a certain concentration, referred to as osmotic pressure. The body’s common osmotic pressure, which is isotonic, allows a consistent maintenance of body tissues. In order for a substance to be absorbed and used in the body’s metabolism, it must be in an isotonic state.
But it’s hard to get enough resveratrol from foods. It’s one nutrient that’s probably best taken as a supplement. Also, look for resveratrol in skin products because it can also be used topically.
You can see right away if a person is healthy just by looking at her/his face. So it is a logical conclusion that a healthy person got healthy beautiful skin. So please quit smoking, eat healthy and exercise. And considering today’s food quality don’t forget your supplements.