4. Enjoy smoothies three times a week.
It will add years to your life and life to your years. I call this "the sipping solution." Make a smoothie containing four to five servings of your favorite fruits, especially berries; organic yogurt; ground flaxseeds; tofu; juices like pomegranate, carrots and greens; and cinnamon. Sip on this smoothie all day long as your breakfast, lunch and snacks. Then eat a normal, healthy dinner. You will be amazed at how satisfied and energetic you will feel. This is also an extremely effective and lasting strategy for weight control.
5. Eat pure.
If you put junk food into your body, you get back junk health. Studies show that people who eat the purest live longer and healthier. Shop the perimeter of the supermarket. Remove from your pantry, fridge and shopping list foods that contain "bad words" (or chemical agers) on the label: high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated, "#" symbols (such "Red #40"), artificial sweeteners and chemical preservatives.
Instead, eat these 16 superfoods for prime-time health: seafood, dairy, spinach, nuts, olive oil, broccoli, oatmeal, flaxseed meal, avocados, pomegranate juice, tomatoes, tofu, yogurt, red onions, garlic, beans and lentils.
If you want to feel like a teenager, you can no longer eat like a teenager.
6. Give yourself an oil change.
Eat more of the "young" oils—fish oil, flax oil, olive oil and nut oils. Eat less of the "old" oils: partially hydrogenated, corn, cottonseed, palm kernel, safflower, sunflower and soybean. The research is overwhelming that eating more fish, flax, olive and nut oils and less processed oils contribute to a healthier and longer life.
7. Eat more fish and less meat.
One of the most compelling health statistics is that seafood eaters live longer and healthier than do meat eaters. After a meal of salmon versus sirloin, sticky stuff does not accumulate in the lining of the arteries. Nutritionally speaking, this cardio-protective mechanism is called preventing post-prandial lipemia.
Seafood prevents the buildup of sticky stuff; meat increases the buildup of sticky stuff in the body, especially the blood vessels. It's as simple as that. Like fruits and vegetables, the omega-3 oils found in seafood are anti-sticky stuff.