Super Fruits, Vegetables, and More Fruits are Critical to Anti-Aging

April 23, 2013

in Anti-Aging,BLOGS,Cancer,Carotenoids,Cruciferous,Diabetes,Flavonoids,General,Health Protection,Heart Health,Rheumatoid Arthritis,Tre'

Balance2013-03-13_1701Why is it a big deal? Anti-aging is the big deal. It sounds simple to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables but in practice is it?

The World Health Organization has affirmed that a lack of fruit and vegetable intake is a primary force in driving the worldwide chronic disease epidemic. Data collected from 10 years of study by the National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, a government action team lead by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute shows that 96% of Americans do not get enough fruit and vegetable nutrition each day.  More than 9 out of 10 children today fail to get sufficient fruits and vegetables.

Health authority recommendations call for at least 5, and up to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables each and every day.  Wow!  That’s a lot of food and a lot of preparation time – especially for active, working families.  In addition to that not everyone likes the variety of fruits and vegetables that our bodies need each day – especially our kids! The anti-aging process needs to start young.

A variety of fruits and vegetables help reduce the risk of developing a wide range of anti-aging common diseases such as macular degeneration, cancer, weak immune system, heart disease, cataracts, nerve problems, mental problems, weak bones, hormonal related problems, diabetes, etc.

marketWhen shopping for fruits and vegetables, look for those that have color in the flesh.  They are the richest in carotenoids, flavonoids, and cruciferous properties.  Most are better consumed raw, lightly steamed, lightly stir-fried or roasted in olive oil.  

Carotenoids and flavonoids are the best sources of antioxidants which reduce oxidation of the body thus slowing the risk of heart disease and cancer.

Carotenoid rich fruits and vegetables are those that easily oxidize when the flesh is cut and exposed to the air so they must be consumed fresh or protected against oxidization until consumed.  Foods with flesh colors of red, yellow, orange, and deep green such as carrots, tomatoes, spinach, red bell peppers, peaches, strawberries, and apricots are rich in carotenoids.  Carotenoids especially protect against eye diseases, cancer, sun burn, heart disease, nerve and mental problems.  They also boost your immune system to help fight disease and stay healthy.

Flavonoid rich fruits and vegetables are those with flesh of purple, blue, and deep reds as well as citrus.  Some flavonoid rich fruits and vegetables are beets, black grapes, cranberries, elderberries, grapefruit, kale, lemons, oranges, and red grapes.  Flavonoids particularly support heart health, reduce the risk of breast and stomach cancers, promote normal healthy cellular tissue, and ease inflammation associated with overuse of joints.

Cruciferous rich fruits and vegetables are foods such as black mustard, broccoli, brown mustard, kale, licorice root, oranges, radishes, soybeans, and watercress.  Cruciferous rich foods support healthy cellular growth and renewal especially in breast and prostate tissue, support healthy hormonal activity, and have the ability to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels and neutralize toxins.

moreSuperFruits2011-10-08_1649Super Fruits such as pomegranates, red and white grapes, and deep dark berries—blueberry, elderberry, bilberry, cranberry, black currant are rich in a special group of nutrients called polyphenols. Polyphenols play a wide range of critical roles in supporting and maintaining optimal health, longevity, and cognitive/mental capacity throughout life. Research tells us that when these polyphenols are absent from or deficient in our diets, aging processes are accelerated and disease risk is higher. When they are abundant in the diet, aging is slowed and disease risk is lowered. Inflammation and oxidation, leading causes of heart disease, cancer, autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and fibromylagia can be reduced by consumption of these super fruits.

So tell me how many servings of super fruits, carotenoid, flavonoid, and cruciferous rich fruits and vegetables did you have yesterday?  …. And the day before yesterday?  …. And the day before that?

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I believe in your good health and a life full of energy!

 

With love, Pat  

Don't forget to leave me a comment and tell me how many servings of fruits and vegetables you normally eat every day..

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Galatians 5:22-23 – But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  Against such things there is no law.

Please note:  Statements in this blog have not been approved by the FDA.  The products suggested are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  

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1 Christy June 12, 2013 at 8:39 am

Wow!! Very informative. I'm impressed with the wealth of information you have here.

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2 Pat Moon June 12, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Christy, thank you for visiting.

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3 Norma Doiron @Explode Your Business ONLINE! April 30, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Great post, Pat. Being healthy is so important, thanks for all you do to drive this point home. 

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4 Pat Moon May 1, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Norma, the world needs to know that what they eat has so much to do with how healthy they feel and are.

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5 Gary Hyman (Social Media for Entrepreneurs) April 29, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Like always, another great post filled with so much detail that it really deserves a second read. You endorse what I believe about nutrition and health. Thanks so much fior sharing with us. . 

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6 Pat Moon May 1, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Gary, your support is appreciated so much.

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7 Carl Mason-Liebenberg April 29, 2013 at 9:14 am

Great information in here. And you know where I stand on it, Pat! I'm with ya! 🙂

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8 Pat Moon May 1, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Carl, we’re in this together.. sharing the good news of healthy eating. I appreciate your support.

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9 Delia @ Blog Formatting April 28, 2013 at 8:59 pm

I love eating raw fruit and veggies, they are my favs! I really appreciate this great info you share, Pat!

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10 Pat Moon May 1, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Delia, I’m so happy you are eating raw fruits and veggies and enjoying them. They are so healthy and satisfying.

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11 Meire Weishaupt April 26, 2013 at 6:25 pm

It's amazing to learn about the colors of food, and how we can eat better to be health! Thanks Pat for the info!

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12 Pat Moon May 1, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Meire, there is so much to learn about the benefits of eating healthy food.. it is a never ending process.

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13 Daniele Holmberg April 24, 2013 at 10:55 pm

Thanks for the great article. Fruits & vegetables are definitely a must! I feel so much better when I eat them:)

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14 Pat Moon May 1, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Daniele, your body is telling you to eat fruits & vegetables each & every day.

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15 Martha Giffen April 24, 2013 at 9:53 pm

such great info! Thanks for sharing!

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16 Pat Moon May 1, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Martha, so glad you visited.

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17 Olga April 24, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Yes, we all know that we should eat certain amount of fruits and vegetables. I don't eat apples if I don't want, is it because my organism does not need them? I really want them when I catch a cold, then my body needs vitamin C. They are useful especially for the liver. And I like the saying: an apple a day keeps a doctor away 🙂

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18 Pat Moon April 30, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Olga, cravings for certain foods can be an indicator that we need the nutrients that are in the food we are craving. It is interesting that you crave apples when you have a cold. I usually have a craving for oranges or grapefruit when I have a cold. God made our bodies in an amazing way, we just need to tune in more closely as well as educate ourselves as to healthy eating.

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19 Tom Holmberg April 24, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Thanks for this information Pat! I need to eat more superfoods obviously. thanks for sharing

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20 Pat Moon April 30, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Tom, most of us do need to concentrate on eating more superfoods.. knowledge is the 1st step.

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21 Cindy Taylor April 24, 2013 at 9:38 am

Thanks so much for this information…trying to make wise decisions about what to buy and what to eat…it is all about the choices!

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22 Pat Moon April 30, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Cindy, yes there are so many choices when it come to food. Of course, the more choices we have the more confusing it can be to eat wisely. That is the reason I am working to spread helpful information.

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23 denny hagel April 24, 2013 at 7:27 am

Critically important information that I have just recently been paying serious attention to…glad it is never too late! Thanks!

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24 Pat Moon April 30, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Denny, it is never too late to start eating more color in our fruits and veggies. Of course, the younger we are when we start the more advantages there are to the aging process. So good for you in paying serious attention to what you are eating.

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25 Christy Garrett April 24, 2013 at 7:03 am

I know I am guilty and don't eat nearly the amount of fruits and veggies that I am supposed to.  I have been buying more fruit for my family over the last few months.  I have noticed an increase in my grocery bill due to the higher cost of eating healthy.

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26 Pat Moon April 26, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Christy, I’m glad you are seeking to eat healthier. My experience has been that we spend less money eating healthy. The best way to do it is to replace any of the unhealthy, processed foods with fresh real food. One of the services I offer at no charge is to help people assess what they are eating and make a plan to gradually convert to more healthy eating. Contact me for more details.

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27 Erin April 24, 2013 at 5:49 am

I love shopinng for my colors and buying all sorts of fresh fruits and veggies!!

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28 Pat Moon April 26, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Erin, good for you. Keeping fresh fruit and veggies in the kitchen encourages eating healthy.

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29 Carla J Gardiner April 23, 2013 at 10:39 pm

If only more parents gave children fruits and vegetables in place of chips and candy…childhood diabetes wouldn't exist. I'm so thankful I taught my kids how to eat right, use quality nutritional supplements and keep their DNA tuned up to allow the body to utilize those nutrients properly. Great information, Pat thanks for sharing life saving tips.

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30 Pat Moon April 26, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Carla, you were probably like me, we had very little junk food in the house when our kids were growing up. When we did have something like that, they were rationed.

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31 Yvonne Brown April 23, 2013 at 9:42 pm

You are my SHERO!!!  I love the things you do Pat!

Yvonne Brown

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32 Pat Moon April 26, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Thanks, Yvonne. Happy to be your SHERO!

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33 Robin April 23, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Great article – thanks for sharing!  I didnt know there were so many age-defying benefits in cartenoids! 

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34 Pat Moon April 26, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Robin, yes, carotenoid rich foods have amazing nutrients. I personally believe it is one of the more important nutrients to supplement with because there are many gaps in most people’s diets.

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35 Carele Belanger April 23, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Fruits and vegetable are so important to any age anyway. Thank you so much for all this information Pat.

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36 Meryl Hershey Beck April 23, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Pat you always have suce great information on healthy eating. Plenty of fresh fruits and vegitables nourish the body and the spirit. Thanks for sharing! 

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37 Pat Moon April 26, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Meryl, when the body is not healthy it is hard on the spirit and our entire disposition.

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38 Alexandra McAllister April 23, 2013 at 10:20 am

Thank you for all the great info, Pat. Colors do make a difference! I love fruits and veggies. 🙂

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39 Pat Moon April 25, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Alexandra, thanks for reading my article even though you are already so informed about the importance of healthy eating.

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40 Mary Marriner August 24, 2012 at 7:26 am

Thank you for the info, Pat.  By the way, what is a grain oil?

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41 Pat Moon September 1, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Mary, thanks for your question, “By the way, what is a grain oil?” I am always talking about grain oils and how important they are to our health so you are inspiring me to make this the subject of my next blog.
Meanwhile, all grain has oil either in the heart or the husks and hulls. Those oils are very nutritious and essential to the cells of our body being healthy thus helping us be healthy. Modern technology has stripped those oils from our processed grains so most people do not receive them in their diet. Those grain oils are at the heart of the supplement company I work with.. see http://bestrealhealth.gnld.net/store/Product.aspx?NAV_CATEGORY_ID=3230&CATEGORY_ID=3269&PRODUCT_ID=11930&ATTR=allInfo for more info.
I will send this to your email address. Meanwhile you are welcome to contact me at pat@bestrealhealth.com or 505-454-1195 Watch for more details in my next blog.

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42 Jessica Stone August 24, 2012 at 6:27 am

I think we have gotten so twisted around because of the food pyramid that was wrong for so long (and still is, to some degree), and adding on top of it that our health isn't a priority for most.  It's very unfortunate!  I, however, am thankful that I have witnessed and felt first-hand how awesome raw fruits and many, MANY veggies can make you feel and look.  I'm getting back to that way of eating since having my twins.  It makes a world of difference… and it's true – you ARE what you eat!

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43 Pat Moon September 1, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Jessica, it is so refreshing to find out that my friends are aware of the benefits of eating mostly raw fruits and veggies. Your family will, if not already, appreciate your awareness of eating healthy.

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44 Jenny Shain August 24, 2012 at 1:21 am

"Carotenoids especially protect against eye diseases, cancer, sun burn, heart disease, nerve and mental problems" — So awesome!
I love raw, colorful vegetables!
Wow, I'd love to try GNLD's products!

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45 Pat Moon September 1, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Jenny, we also love raw, colorful vegetables.. we also love them lightly stir-fried in olive oil.. so yummy.
I would be privileged to introduce you to GNLD’s products. We have used them since 1985.. that’s over 27 years and in that 27 years I’ve looked at and compared many other supplements but never found any that are up to the standard GNLD sets. You can see the products at http://bestrealhealth.gnld.net/ They have many products so it is sometimes difficult to choose which ones to use.. I will be happy to work with you according to your individual needs by email pat@bestrealhealth.com or by phone: 505-454-1195.

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46 Olga Hermans August 23, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Coming from The Netherlands and living on this continent was a huge change for me in the beginning, because the only way you could buy your vegetable and fruit was in smaller stores where everything was fresh every day like in a bakery. Things have changed now; I love my vegetables, but you gave us a wealth of information again Pat….you would be a good teacher….have a great weekend!! 

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47 Pat Moon September 1, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Hi Olga,
I’ve never had the privilege of living where vegetables were available fresh every day except for the times we have had our own garden.. that would be fun and interesting. I am on a mission right now to bring back the small farms and ranches.. the world would be such a healthier world.

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48 Ron Cross August 23, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Wow, very interesting stuff Pat! I didn't know the colors made such a difference.

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49 Pat Moon September 1, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Hi Ron, Yes, color does make a difference with food just like tone makes a difference in music. When you sit down with a plate of food, is it colorful..?

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50 Claudia Looi August 23, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Pat, what a wealth of information again! Growing up in Malaysia, we ate lots of fruits, vegetables and carbs. My mom always insisted on the cruciferous in almost every meal.

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51 Pat Moon September 1, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Claudia, your mother was a wise women and sounds like you had a healthy diet as a child which gives you a foundation for good health.

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52 Carolyn Hughes August 23, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I've never heard fruits and veg categorized like this Pat so this is really interesting! I do love all types of fruit and veg and I'm blessed with a vegetable garden. There's nothing tastier than home grown!

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53 Pat Moon September 1, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Carolyn, you are truly blessed to be able to have your own home grown veggies.. they are so much more tasty. It is interesting how the colors God gave fruits and vegetables really have a meaning to our health. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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54 Susan McKenzie August 23, 2012 at 11:30 am

I love eating raw, fresh fruits and vegies… but unfortunately, in the rural areas where I have lived most, it's very expensive and hard to find the good food. I rely on supplementation… but beyond that I rely on blessing my food, asking God to make it GOOD!

I've been reading your updates on FB and really appreciate the wealth of info you share freely with us – you are such a blessing, Pat!

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55 Pat Moon September 1, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Susan, I certainly understand how expensive and how difficult it often is to find good fresh food.. we have the same problem especially in the winter months. I find that if you watch what is in season, fresh veggies & fruits are less expensive as well as more available. God does honor our blessings on our food especially when we are doing our part by making wise choices according to availability. We also rely on supplementation to fill the nutrition gaps from sources beyond our control. I am happy to hear you are benefiting from my FB updates.. feel free to comment or ask questions as that may also help someone else, too.

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