Senior health. Start planning your golden years now.
Once you get over 40, you should start thinking about investing in a healthy retirement. But it’s never too late to start. Even when you’re in your 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s … you can take steps to be more active in your golden years.
Here’s some senior health tips we’ll discuss on this page:
Cardio health. Up to 10% of heart attack victims are under 45.
Alzheimer’s. Brain changes start up to 30 years before symptoms appear.
Healthspan. There are molecules which help you extend your healthy years.
Remember how when you were a kid, you always asked “are we there yet?” For kids it’s the destination, not the journey, that counts.
But nowadays you know it’s the journey that matters. And you want to help make your journey as long and as happy as possible.
Do you also remember how your parents, aunts or uncles seemed to age at forty or fifty? You’d like to be sixty, seventy or more before that aging process becomes so evident.
You can do it. You can turn back the clock by making healthier choices. Be aware that your body is changing and slowing down, so it needs to be treated differently to when you were in your twenties. Important things are taking more exercise, like you used to, and eating healthier food. Exercise and nourishment are the key to extending the healthy years.
You can also benefit from the modern nutrition science that your older family members couldn’t have known about. Subjects like ‘DNA’, ‘free radicals’ and ‘antioxidant polyphenols’ weren’t generally known outside the scientific community.
Health tips for seniors.
Those Lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.
Back in the day you could eat, drink and maybe smoke all you liked without worrying about the effect it was having on your health.
That’s the joy of being young. You feel invincible, your body felt strong enough to cope with anything you threw at it, and your 40th and 50th birthdays seemed impossibly far away. But before you knew it you were looking at ‘Happy 40th Birthday’ cards on the table and thinking to yourself, “How did that happen?”.
Time seems go by faster the older you get. Now you could kick yourself when you think back to how you wished time away as a youngster by saying “I wish I was 10” or “I can’t wait to be 16”. Now you want to slow down the hands of time, so that summers last forever, like they used.
You want to create hundreds more happy memories of you with your loved ones. You want the energy to have an active life, be a respected member of the community, and to be somebody your family looks to for wisdom and support.
Hell. You want to be an awesome, inspirational senior.
At Muscadinex, we’d like to play a small part in your healthy golden years. If you have a few minutes to spare, we’d like to quickly share a health tip about three natural fruit molecules which can help with three specific health goals: 1) cardio health, 2) brain protection and blood glucose reduction, 3) cellular healing and protection the from killer diseases of aging.
1. Grapeseed antioxidants and cardio protection.
This old heart of mine. Don’t let it get broken.
According to Harvard, up to 10% of heart attacks happen to people under 45. And the risk for heart attack increases with age.
There are a variety of heart-related diseases we need to guard against. Such as chronic venous insufficiency, varicose veins, hypertension, endothelial dysfunction, arteriosclerosis, arterial plaque and the effects of cholesterol on blood flow.
Of course, exercise, weight and a healthy diet can reduce your risk for cardio problems. But did you know that muscadine grape seeds can also play a part in your healthy strategy?
Researchers have found that the OPC oligomeric procyanidins in grapeseeds have 20 times more potency than is found in Vitamin E, and 50 times greater than in Vitamin C. Those grapeseed antioxidants can improve blood flow, reduce blood pressure and reduce the LDL ‘bad’ cholesterol which can contribute to heart disease.
In a medical study, 80% of heart patients had improved symptoms within 10 days of OPC medication.
Click the link to read the Harvard article about premature heart attacks.
Click the link to read the full Muscadinex story about grapeseed and cardio protection.
2. Muscadine resveratrol and Alzheimer’s.
Preserve your memories. Aim to stay sharp as time goes by.
Lots of us have seen older friends and family who started to experience mental decline. According to the U.S. Alzheimer’s Association, almost six million Americans have Alzheimer’s today … with the figure expected to grow to 14 million by 2050.
So dementia, cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s is a growing problem. Worse still, scientists think that the changes in the brain which lead to Alzheimer’s can start up to 30 years before the symptoms start to show.
Studies have shown that resveratrol (a molecule found in muscadine skin) and OPC antioxidants (a molecule found in muscadine seed) have the potential to protect against cognitive decline and dementias.
As an added bonus, resveratrol and OPC antioxidants can also help to reduce blood glucose. This is valuable knowledge for people who are worried that their diet and weight will put them at risk of Type 2 adult diabetes.
Click the link to read the Healthline article about Alzheimer’s ‘30 year gestation’.
3. Resveratrol has antiaging and longevity benefits.
I’m gonna live forever. Give yourself a cellular detox.
Resveratrol is just one of the healthy polyphenol molecules found in American muscadines. Scientists have also found that the muscadine is a rich source of the polyphenols ellagic acid, quercetin, myricetin and kaempferol.
It’s a complex story, but the basics are that polyphenols help your body to protect itself from killer diseases, and to extend the healthy years of your life. Your body uses polyphenols to help kill ‘rogue’ cells which can lead to serious disease, and to reduce the dangerous inflammation caused by free radicals. Free radicals are caused by sugars, cigarette smoke and other pollutants … and can cause damage to your DNA.
The bottom line is that resveratrol can help to detox your body at a cellular level.
By the way, it’s worth noting that muscadines are actually America’s strongest source of grape resveratrol. For example, muscadine red wines have up to 100x more resveratrol than European wines like Pinot Noir.
Click here to read the research about Resveratrol and a longer healthspan.
Click here to read the full Muscadinex story about resveratrol and cellular healing.
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Research links for this page:
Harvard Health Publishing / Premature heart disease
Healthline / Brain Changes May Occur 30 Years Before Alzheimer’s Symptoms Appear.
ScienceDirect / Lifespan and healthspan extension by resveratrol