As we age, we become more susceptible to the long-term effects of oxidative stress at the cellular level. Oxidative stress is caused by the body producing too many unstable free radicals as a result of poor diets, exposure to toxins and smoking. Free radicals are highly unstable, lone atoms that damage cells and tissue, which can eventually lead to cell death. As these cells die off, this leads to signs of aging and chronic disease.*
Our bodies have a way of fighting back with the help of antioxidants. Antioxidants stabilize free radicals, but they can only do so if they have the right nutrients to create the master antioxidant called glutathione. Glutathione needs an enzyme called glutathione peroxidase and this enzyme needs selenium to function properly. It’s a symbiotic relationship. Antioxidants need selenium foods or a selenium supplement to function properly.
Foods that are rich in selenium include: Brazil nuts, shiitake and button mushrooms, oysters, tuna, whole grain bread, beans, sunflower and chia seeds, rye and brown rice, pork, beef, lamb, poultry, brown rice.
Working as anti aging supplements, the selenium yeast in SelenoExcell has been specially formulated to be as close as possible to the form in selenium foods. It also helps reduce oxidative stress better than other forms of selenium, such as selenium methionine (SeMet).
The bottom line is that making smart lifestyle choices that are within your control are among the best things you can do to help prevent disease and slow aging, such as:
Eat Fish - Follow the guidelines of the American Heart Association and enjoy fish at least twice a week, especially the fatty kind that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. This is a powerful anti-inflammatory food that offers a multitude of health benefits.
Fruits and vegetables are powerhouses of antioxidants. Aim for a variety of colorful produce in all colors eat at least five servings a day.
Whole grains provide soluble fiber to help lower blood cholesterol levels and also have phytonutrient content equal to any fruit or vegetable. Strive for at least 3 daily servings.
Legumes are unsung heroes, packed with nutrients similar to fruits and vegetables and with very few calories. Add them to your diet 3 to 4 times a week.
Yogurt is rich in probiotics that help add healthy bacteria to the digestive system.
Nuts are a great source of B vitamins that are good for your heart and your brain. Healthy fats in nuts benefit the elastin and collagen in skin, helping to maintaining skin’s structure and keep it resilient.
Water is essential for hydration of the skin, muscles, circulation, and all organs in the body. Enjoy 3-4 glasses of pure water in addition to other liquids and watery foods.