Health Matters Spring 2021 - Page 16


health risks , in addition to slowing you down overall . Maintain a more youthful body and mobility by consuming a well-rounded , nutritious , whole-food diet and committing to regular exercise , which can help not only banish extra calories but also keep your muscle tone strong , your balance steady and your posture straight .
Just as important as what you do to protect your health as you age is what you don ' t do . That means limiting alcohol , quitting smoking and avoiding the temptation to indulge in high-fat and sugary foods .

Support mind matters

Worry lines aren ' t just wrinkles that come with age ; they can be a sign of persistent angst . From stress to lack of sleep to slips in memory , there are plenty of reasons to focus on your mental health as you advance in years .
Getting enough rest can play a big role in your physical health as well as your mental wellness . Too little sleep prevents your body from reenergizing itself fully and can affect your cognition and mood . Worry and stress can also cause you to feel your years . Information is key , and smart devices such as heart rate and sleep trackers can provide you with the necessary information to find what helps and what hurts healthy circadian rhythms and deep , regenerative sleep .
Growing forgetful as you age is also common to an extent , but memory problems can be exacerbated by stress , lack of sleep and other factors . You can also keep your mind sharp by playing games , doing puzzles , reading and maintaining an active and engaging social life with others . Even during this pandemic , phone and video calls can help engage your mental state through important social activity .
Find more ideas for navigating your later years with grace at spermidinelife . us .

Eat away your age

This tasty recipe features three of the top 10 spermidine-rich foods : broccoli , mushrooms and aged cheese . It also keeps well , so you can prepare it for a casual brunch then reheat for an easy breakfast the next day .

Longevity Breakfast Bake

Prep time : 30 minutes Cook time : 1 hour Servings : 8
1 tablespoon olive oil 1 pound uncured , organic bacon 1 pound sliced , organic white mushrooms 1 pound organic broccoli 1 / 2 cup water 2 cups grated aged cheddar cheese 14 organic eggs 1-2 teaspoons garlic salt fresh ground black pepper , to taste
In skillet over mediumhigh heat , heat oil . While skillet is warming , chop bacon into small pieces . Cook bacon until crispy . Transfer
bacon to plate covered with paper towel to absorb excess grease .
Drain most grease from skillet , reserving some to saute mushrooms .
Saute mushrooms until translucent . Cut broccoli into thick , bite-sized pieces ; cover and microwave 4 minutes with water to soften . Heat oven to 350 F . Crack eggs and whisk until egg whites and yolks blend together in one consistent color . Season with garlic salt and pepper , to taste .
In bottom of baking pan or cast-iron skillet , spread broccoli and mushrooms evenly . Add crispy bacon bits and cheddar cheese . Pour eggs into pan and carefully stir until ingredients are evenly mixed .
Bake 40-45 minutes , or until top of casserole starts to brown .
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration . These products are not intended to diagnose , treat , cure or prevent any disease .
— Source : Longevity Labs ( Family Features )
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