Apr 25, 2014
A reason to eat an apple a day: Well-washed apples are full of cell-protecting plant substances called polyphenols that increase life spans by 10 percent in the lab. Apples could help you live longer. Polyphenols neutralize free radicals that would otherwise damage your DNA in ways that accelerate aging.
Fish to fight dementia. Omega-3 fatty acids from salmon, trout, and canned light tuna help reverse brain changes triggered by a gene that increases dementia risk. Because 15 percent of humans carry the gene, it's a great reason to eat these good fats every day. 3 times a week to enhance memory and brain function.
Pecans for clean arteries. This nut is rich in gamma-tocopherols, a type of vitamin E that works to keep the bad LDL cholesterol from clogging your arteries with plaque. Bad LDL levels fell 33 percent after people ate 3 ounces of pecans.
3oz. that's a lot of calories!