GRAPEFRUIT DIET FOR WEIGHT LOSS & SLOWING AGING PROCESS

GRAPEFRUIT DIET FOR WEIGHT LOSS

Be specific in this New Year 2011 about your Diet plan; add some latest and new healthy & organic food which can lower down your weight and make you fit and smart. We have found out some new food for you. If you’re are planning to get a perfect zero figure this is the best choice food for it i.e. Grapefruit.

GRAPEFRUIT PLANTsExperts have researched that grapefruit is essential in a weight loss diet as it helps you to lose lots of unwanted calories along with making you feel healthy. This fruit is rich in proteins and minerals which belong to that of the citrus family. It looks like an orange but grows in clusters like that of grapes; therefore it gets the name of Grapefruit.

Enrich with Vitamin C and citrus grapefruit is a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, calcium, iron and potassium. Renowned for being low in calories, grapefruits also happen to be loaded with antioxidants that are believed to help slow down the aging process and protect against some diseases – including heart disease and cancer. The juice from a grapefruit was ranked among the juices highest in antioxidant activity.

FOODS THAT SLOW DOWN THE AGEING PROCESS AND FORMATION OF WRINKLES

What we eat in our regular diet affects our aging process and skin treatment. Various packed and non-packed food products in the market claim to slow down the formation of wrinkles and glow your skin better. Who doesn’t love glowing skin? A correct diet & regular exercise can help to get a glowing complexion. Here are some food tips which can help you to regularize your aging process:

anti-ageing-foods1. Make use of butter more than margarine, as butter is better in retaining the youth of yours’s skin.

2. Say Goodbye to Alcohol drinks as they always damage the elasticity of your skin which makes your skin dull and tired. Wine, beer, and liquor can dehydrate your skin, leaving it quenched for moisture.

3. Artificial Sweeteners are a highly concentrated source of calories that don’t fill you up, so it’s easy to see how a high-sugar diet can promote weight gain. A high intake of sugary foods and beverages has also been linked to high cholesterol, high triglyceride, and an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
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POSITIVE AGEING: FIND MEANING IN OLD AGE

Generally, elderly people raise a question-“how long will I live”?. 

The right question which one should raise is – “ if I am going to live such a long time, how can I be happy in the process “?

 

The common worries of the elderly are- “I am losing my health”, “ I am losing the ability to take care of myself”. In late life person’s health declines, he loses youthful looks, feels functional loss and becomes physically vulnerable. There arises a gap between what he aspires to do and what he can do.

 

There are specific consequences of age-related declines, such as memory impairment (it can create a fear of loss of meaning as you get older), physical disability, etc. The age-related decline is different from decline due to disease. An age-related decline occurs gradually in stages such as by-function, disability, dependency and death. The pathway through these four stages of ageing is unavoidable. The decline will  affect you and influence your life satisfaction and well-being.


This process of decline is termed frailty which is not connected to illness and disease. Being frail means you are declining, it does not
mean that you are weak or unhealthy.
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WORRY: BARRIERS TO POSITIVE AGEING

Worry is a mental preoccupation. It is always not bad. Sometimes it works as a motivation or may help in making a potentially reasonable strategy to deal with stressful life situations. In other words, it helps an individual in the preparation for dealing with a future challenge or a threat. In this sense, worry can be adaptive. An elderly may indeed have a real-life event about which to worry. For example, the cause of worry may be one’s poor health, worry about the sickness of a family member or death of a close relative, financial insecurity, changes in one’s functional independence and dying. When an elderly adopt some strategy to overcome that situation then his worry is adaptive.mental preoccupation

On the other hand, worry may consume your time and energy if it goes on excessively on the issues or things that are not worth worrying about. Such a situation is a negative psychological barrier affecting positive ageing. Excess worry over trivial issues will have depressive effects on your mental and physical health.

A person who has developed a worrying lifestyle becomes over-sensitive about the smallest things. The person may develop a physical illness or physical aches and pains which may result in narrowing focus on life challenges even when it is not possible to do much about them.
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