Aging is a fact of life. While we can’t turn back the clock, we can do our best to slow the relentless tick, tick, tick of the passing years.
The diet you eat for the next few decades probably is the most important factor affecting your health for the rest of your life. Women—eat your fruit and vegetables. At least, that’s the indication of a new study in a recent issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Women who ate between four and ten servings of fruits and vegetables per day reduced their risk of cardiovascular disease by between 20–30%.1
While stress accounts for a good share of medical office visits today, it has, in reality, been with us since the beginning of human life. That primitive body still responds to threats by producing hormones that change the physiological reactions—the famous “fight or flight” response. This response, which includes profound stimulation of the adrenal glands and sympathetic nervous system, also causes increased respiration, blood pressure, blood sugar and heart rate.