Artice 6 of 8 Articles that summarize key points from the book SuperFoods HealthStyle: Proven Strategies for Lifelong Health by Steven G. Pratt, M.D.


Current studies have revealed that certain chemicals in foods, like sulforaphane, a phytochemical in broccoli, work with your genes to increase your body’s natural defense systems. This helps to inactivate toxins and free radicals before they can do the harm that can cause cancer, premature aging, and even cardiovascular disease. This is why I urge you to try superfoods for a super long life!

Researchers believe that in the future, it will be possible to advise someone early about what diseases or ailments they might be genetically predisposed to. Subsequently, their diets may be tailored to help them avoid or minimize the effect of possible adverse health conditions.

It will be possible to tell which food to add and which food to sidestep and be competent to take a proactive role in stopping or preventing genetic diseases. In the meantime, many foods have been found to improve the aging process.

The coloring that makes tomatoes red is called lycopene. It also seems to lower the risk of some cancers, muscular degeneration, and cardiovascular disease. In elderly adults, lycopene has also been associated with more significant self-sufficiency.

Even though fresh tomatoes have good amounts of lycopene, the most absorbable forms of lycopene are found in cooked tomato products, such as soups, prepared salsas, and spaghetti sauce. Other foods that are rich in lycopene include watermelon, pink grapefruit, red bell peppers, and guava.

You can eat at least two cups of orange fruits such as carrots, squash, and sweet potatoes to boost your beta-carotene intake. Beta-carotene transforms into vitamin A, an important nutrient for healthy eyes and skin. Vitamin A may also reduce the risk of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers.

Oranges are also a source of lutein and lycopene. These two nutrients may protect the skin from sun damage, reduce wrinkling and lower the risk of macular degeneration. Other good sources of beta-carotene are mangos and cantaloupes.

Eat dark leafy greens if you do not do anything else to alter your diet. They may save your vision and have been shown to reduce your risk for heart disease significantly. Diet experts’ guidelines suggest one should consume at least three cups of greens weekly. It does not matter whether they are bagged or frozen because both are as good as fresh.

Another Reason to Try Superfoods for a Super Long Life

Here is another piece of good news about the mental aging process. There is a lot of proof that Omega 3 fatty acids, which are also good for your heart, can keep your brain sharp. In addition, a recent study found that increased fatty fish consumption significantly reduced mental deterioration. So, if you cannot get fresh fish, go for canned sardines, salmon, and tuna.


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This article is preceded by the one entitled Eat These Superfoods For Age-Defying Beauty. It is followed by the one entitled Enjoy These Superfoods For A Super Skin.


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Jeff Moji

Hi there. I'm Jeff Moji, an engineer, information technologist, and health enthusiast. I have set up this website to explore the best ways to keep fit and healthy as I grow older during this pandemic-prone time. Please keep in touch so we can exchange information and spur one another on.

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