Once again those Chinese mushrooms known as cordyceps mushrooms are making the news once more. This time they are not in the news for their health benefits, but their anti-aging components. Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc., researchers along with Life-Gen Technologies, have discovered that these traditional Chinese mushrooms are a very powerful anti-aging food along with their capability to improve metabolism, reduce fatigue, heighten endurance rate and extend life span.
Back in March of this year, cordyceps mushroom extract had shown to have the ability of halting protein development which basically eliminated the cancer cells ability to function and survive. Now the latest research has discovered even further benefits of these mushrooms. Through revitalizing human genes to express in numerous ways that prompt longevity. These mushrooms show astonishing promise to reverse the negative aging effects.
Dr. Joe Chang, PhD, chief science officer and executive vice president of development at Nu Skin, states that great medical breakthroughs in gene science which have the application in the field of longevity and health are occurring. These type of studies aide in validating the crucial role part that gene expression has in the aging process.
In testing, cordyceps favorably had changed the expression in certain gene clusters which usually start to slow down their manufacturing of cellular mitochondria near the age of thirty. The properties in the mushroom ignited them back again to youthful production rates.
Other results have shown lengthening of the maximum life span averages of populations on those that the mushrooms were tested. The mushrooms greatly improve antioxidant protection and lessen the damage caused by an oxidative stresser.
Potatoes instead of facelifts
Potatoes contain anti-aging effects such as having the ability to rid the skin of fine lines. Just cut two slices from a fresh potato and place on eyes for ten minutes. You can give your whole a facial by grinding together one potato and two tablespoons of apple sauce until smooth. Apply to face and leave on for twenty minutes then rinse off with warm water.
Slow down aging process through low sugar and fat
Fat is one of the major sources of free radicals. Many disease that come along with age and degenerative diseases which include arthritis, cancer and Parkinson’s have been linked to increased amounts of fat. Sugar also changes the proteins contained within the body which in long term can damage your immune system and kidneys.
Consuming a low fat and low sugar diet is a most productive way to slow down the aging process.
The amazing foods that slow down aging
Blueberries rank number one for anti-aging oxidants. They age in slowing down age related mental loss, aide in cardiovascular health, improve eyesight and memory.
Green and black tea contain the same overall anti-aging antioxidant strength. However, green does have an antioxidant that black tea does not contain.
Oranges are on the anti-aging list not only for their vitamin C content but also due the fact they are rich in folic acid and fiber.
Red Raspberries have been linked to having the ability to enhance vision, circulation and slowing down the aging process.
Other recommended foods include:
Orange and yellow foods like sweet potato, carrots, corn, melons and mango.
Green vegetables like broccoli that contain high amounts of lutein which aides in maintaining your vision. These vegetables also contain chlorophyll that has immense detoxification components which aids the liver in cleansing the body.
Blue and purple foods like blueberries contain massive amounts of anthocyanins that aide in the prevention of tumors from forming and halt their growth.
White foods like cauliflower have proven to have cancer fighting ability.
Herbs time and time again have proved they are very beneficial in a lot of things such as from treating the common cold to psoriasis and cancer. There are herbs in which are used to slow down the aging process. Listed are just a few of these miracle working herbs.
Ginseng reduces the aging process and slows it down to a certain extent. It helps to provide relaxation and decrease the effects that stress can cause, stimulates physical and mental activities.
Rhodiola Rosea is known as an anti-aging medicine. It heightens energy levels, stimulates immune system, strengthens resistances for the body against toxins, breaks down fat stored in the body, heightens mental and physical activity. It contains anti-stress components and anti-aging phyto-supplement.
Jiao gu lan is much like ginseng. However, it has three times as much components as ginseng. It provides the overall effect to balance and regulate the system. It maintains the cardiovascular and hormonal systems.
Ashwagandha which is a traditional Native American medicine which provides effects for anti-anxiety and depression. It strengthens immune system, relieves stress, fever, viral infections.
MACA boosts youth through increased levels of energy.
Grape seed extract is extremely full of antioxidants and collagen-protective pigments. It guards the body from aging, decay and disease.
Gotu Kola which is also known for its association for anti-aging. It rejuvenates nerve and brain cells. Increases intelligence and memory while it hinders senility and aging. Studies have demonstrated it aides in eliminating stress and fatigue.
Soy and red clover contain phytoestrogen a compound that duplicates the body’s own estrogen. It aides the body by guarding it against numerous age related diseases and decreases symptoms of menopause. Soy decreases the occurrence of breast, uterine and ovarian cancers. Red clover lessens hot flashes and night sweats.
There are three main categories for exercises when it comes to anti-aging.
Flexibility exercises such as simple stretching.
Stand with feet spread apart, head upright and arms out in a T position.
Exhale as your upper body drops to the right side which you should feel the stretch on the inside of your right leg, hold this position for fifteen seconds. For support your right grabs the right leg at natural position. Then repeat with left side. You can also do this one against a wall.
The American Heart Association provides a list with graphics for stretching exercises you can do.
Next type of exercises are cardiovascular such as swimming, running, brisk walks and even cardio exercises.
Strengthen training exercises are the last category. These aide in sustaining bone mass. Concentration areas include the buttocks, ham strings, calf muscles and squats.
A guide for strength training exercises can be found at Strength Training Woman.
There you have it a few simple things to help in the aging the processes. They may not be able to prevent aging as it is a natural act of being human but it can slow it down greatly in appearance, disease and overall health.
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