Do you know that things you do every day can cause you to look older than you really are. Pills and beauty creams are not the real answer. It’s all about what you eat and drink that ages you. You probably see people on the street that look really good and have all gray hair. You probably think, “Boy they look good for their age.” Those people might be older than you think.
I saw a senior on TV being interviewed about his service in the Army during the second World War. He was the oldest survivor of the D-Day invasion. I was listening to the interview and thought “this guy looks awful young to be in a war 70 years ago”. He looks and talks like he’s maybe 75 or 80. He looked good physically, he stood up during the entire interview and talked like a younger man. At the end of the interview the Host congratulated the man on his One Hundredth Birthday last week. That blew my mind. I only hope I can be in that kind of shape when I’m one hundred.
I did a little research and found that the little vices we all have, like smoking or drinking alcohol, eating some processed foods like canned hams, or other processed foods all contain things that will age your body.
It’s hard to eat fresh and eat clean all the time, but that’s really the only way to avoid chemicals and hormone that can damage the body. We use to think that smoking, drugs and alcohol were the only way we could harm the organs of our body, but today we know that everything we eat or drink can do damage to us. Eating fresh means that you only eat fresh foods, vegetables, nuts, beans, fresh meat (no preservatives) and fresh fish. Sounds simple right, but add to that “eating clean” and that means your fresh foods should be free of chemicals, pesticides, hormones and any kind of growth stimulates. All these things are used today by commercial farmers to produce better crops, better poultry and better meat.
That’s why the trend of Organic Product is becoming popular today. Range free eggs or Organic Eggs, Grass fed Beef, Range free Poultry, Organic Fruits and Vegetable; all these items are in all the grocery stores today, but they are expensive. Why, are they expensive? So people think that if it’s in demand the stores will charge more for it. And some of that might be true, but when a vegetable farmer grows organic he will lose a larger percentage of the crop. You have to remember he doesn’t use regular fertilizer, no normal type of pest control and he doesn’t use anything to speed-up the growth. So as a result he’ll have less crops going to market and make less money unless he charges more for his crops.
Let’s get back to aging; So does any occasional drink or meal out going to hurt? Well, not much, but the little thing do add up. For example, a well-known cola company has started importing their cola product from Mexico and the sale of that product is up 30% from a year ago. Why, you might ask? In Mexico the soft drink companies are only allowed to use sugar cane in their drinks and not Fructose (a sugar substitute used in North America). This is also true for their alcoholic drinks. No chemical substitutes in their food.
Soft drink companies have lost a large market share of the soft drink market in the past decade and have tried desperately to regain those sales. The juice drinks were very popular for a while and still are, but today the different flavored waters seem to be a big hit. Returning to natural additives maybe the answer for the soft drink industry.
Besides things that we eat and drink aging us, also how much you eat can also age your body. Over-eating or under-eating can both cause health problems that will cause the body
to age. We are cutting are lives short by not taking care of your bodies and besides food and drink we need physical activity and when you don’t get enough that will also age your body.
Taking care of yourself will give you many extra healthy years added on your life.