Youthful Choices in Food

This post is from Dr Erika Scwartz’s blog

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It addresses foods that keep us young versus food that make us old.

So we compared cottage cheese to goat cheese. Dairy is aging. After the age of 30 your body is on overload of dairy and casein, a protein found in dairy wreaks havoc on our insides. So best to switch to less cheese and if you must, only goat or sheep.

Room temperature water versus ice water. After work-outs and in general room temperature water keeps us younger because cold water causes blood vessels to constrict and even has been known to cause heart attacks.

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Beer or wine. Beer ages us more because the oats in it ferment and bloat us. Wine in moderation contains resveratrol an antioxidant that protect the brain and gets rid of free radicals.

Whole whet bread versus rice crackers. Aging brings about gluten intolerance causing us to bloat and be unable to digest our food. Wheat is full of gluten and you don’t need to get the diagnosis of gluten intolerance to thrive without it. De bloat with rice crackers which do not contain gluten and keep you younger.

Pretzels versus popcorn. Popcorn. Pretzels are full of junk and gluten and they bloat you as you get older Popcorn without butter or oil is just plain paper like and fills you up without causing any problems. Good for dieting but even better for anti aging.

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Foods that improve hormone production.

We looked at dark lettuce versus light lettuce. Dark leafy vegetables contain more antioxidants and digest easier thus allowing more hormone production time than iceberg lettuce. You stay young looking and your skin looks better when you eat dark leafy greens.

Broccoli or string beans? Broccoli contains minerals and iodine which help your thyroid make thyroid hormones that keep you young and healthy looking.
String beans are good but they don’t have as much to offer hormonally.

Washcloth versus brush for showering. Use a brush to scrub your skin in the shower. The skin is the largest organ of the body and hormones are made there. If you scrub it, you stimulate blood circulation and you get fewer wrinkles and lessen the likelihood of undesirable growths on your skin.

Steak or pasta with red sauce for dinner. Steak is better. the same enzymes digest protein and starch and if you want to stay you and trim and not get a spare tire around your waist you better not eat starches at night and don’t mix meat with starches either. Hormones are made at night and protein helps make hormones and helps you sleep better so you look a lot better in the morning then if you had pasta which makes you look bloated.

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