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Oprah’s Fountain of Youth

Filed Under: Sexual Health at 5:00 pm | By: Susan Coyle, Senior Editor
OprahIf you’ve never turned on a television, picked up a magazine or paid attention to popular culture, if you’ve lived in a bubble for the past twenty years, or if you only crawl out from under your rock to read this blog and purchase your nutritional necessities, there’s a slight chance that you have no idea what Oprah looks like. If that’s the case, you are completely unaware that she, a woman over fifty, has a body most would kill for, enough energy to power all of New York City for a month and the drive to do just that. And you are completely ignorant to the fact that she saved the world yesterday and is bound to do the same tomorrow, if not today.

How is she able to accomplish all of this? Well, it’s quite simple: Oprah is a fountain of youth. She IS how you want to age, and fortunately she’s willing to share her secrets.

On February 5, Oprah with Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen compiled a checklist for anti-aging.  Doing everything on this list would, they claimed, keep you healthy, active and biologically younger than your years. And they were right. The plan they laid out was one based on logic, knowledge and true nutritional facts. You probably know most of what was said already, as they’ve been discussed often, but a little refresher can’t hurt, especially if you’ve heard but not obeyed:

• Eat foods rich in antioxidants – blueberries are the best of the best, but anything that is naturally dark in color or foods, such as tomatoes, sweet potatoes, broccoli and acai berries, are great, as well.
• Drink red wine – the health benefits of red wine are twofold. Both the alcohol and resveratrol keep you well longer. But if you don’t want the alcohol, try Concord grape juice, dark red grapes or resveratrol supplements.
• Use your herbs and spices to your advantage – the fresh herbs you love can help you regulate your blood sugar (cinnamon), lower your blood pressure (paprika), improve circulation (cayenne pepper) and maximize your overall health (ginger, rosemary, etc.).
• Get your fill of fiber and omega-3s.
• Have one or two tablespoons of olive oil per day – the trick with this secret is that you want to have olive oil in a way that retains its goodness. Frying something in it is not one of those ways. Try it as a salad dressing or in some similar fashion, instead.
• Exercise – when you exercise focus on losing inches not pounds and working at your target heart rate. Don’t limit yourself to just cardio; incorporate strength training and flexibility exercises (try yoga!) as well.
• Meditate – for five minutes every day, find a spot where you can be alone with your thoughts and relax.
• Sleep and have sex – use your bedroom for health. Neither option sounds unappealing.
• Get all of the vitamins and minerals you need – vitamin D, calcium (always with magnesium) and DHA omega-3 are three of the most important nutrients, but you want them all. So, in addition to ensuring you get enough of those, take a multi.

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2 Responses to “Oprah’s Fountain of Youth”

  1. veganvenus says:

    It probably doesn’t hurt to have a bijillion dollars like she does and all the time in the world to focus on these things. 🙂

  2. AntiagingSkinProducts says:

    I agree. This was a very nice read!

    John Mathers

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