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1

List indicators of premature aging

inflammation
pain
food intolerance
low energy
loss of muscle mass
lack of concentration
worsening eyesight
loss of skin tone/elasticity
graying hair

2

List biomarkers of aging

high CRP
low vitamin D
high fasting glucose/insulin
low omega 3
reduced lean body mass
high homocysteine
low vitamins / minerals
high Hgb A1C
elevated auto-antibodies
reduced WBCs

3

A healthy omega 3 index is ____

>8%

4

To combat aging, which of the body systems should be the primary targets? What is the prescription?

brain, heart, gut (metabolism)

phytonutrients, probiotics, fatty acids

5

Green leafy vegetables reduce risk of ________

diabetes

6

High intake of ______ is associated with reduced cancer risk

flavonoids

7

Reduced risk of _____ with dietary intake of flavonoids

dementia

8

______ plays a role in anti-aging of the skin

Lutein

9

A major white phytochemical is _______. It is found in _____ and helps to _______

allicin

garlic, onions, leeks, scallions, chives

lower high cholesterol, control HBP, reduce risk of heart attack

10

List yellow-green phytochemicals. Where are they found and what do they do?

Lutein is found in kale, spinach, leafy greens, broccoli, green peas, kiwi, honeydew. It helps to maintain good vision, reduce risk of cataracts / macular degeneration

Indoles is found in cruciferous vegetables. It helps to reduce risk of cancer (breast, prostate)

11

List blue-purple phytochemicals. Where are they found and what do they do?

Anthocyanins are found in blueberries, blackberries, elderberries, purple grapes, black currants. They help to reduce cancer risk and are powerful antioxidants

Phenolics are found in prunes, raisins, plums, eggplant. They are powerful antioxidants and may slow aging

12

List red phytochemicals. Where are they found and what do they do?

Lycopene is found in tomatoes, watermelon, pink grapefruit, guava. It helps to reduce risk of prostate, breast and skin cancer

Anthocyanins are found in raspberries, strawberries, sweet cherries, cranberries, beets, kidney beans

Astaxanthin is found in yeast, salmon, trout, krill, shrimp, crayfish. It is a powerful antioxidant particularly for LV,

13

List orange phytochemicals. Where are they found and what do they do?

Beta-carotene is found in carrots, sweet potato, pumpkin, butternut squash, cantaloupe, apricot, peaches. It is a powerful antioxidant and boosts immunity

Bioflavonoids are found in citrus, peaches, papaya, apricot, pear, pineapple, yellow raisin, yellow pepper. It is a powerful antioxidant and works with vitamin C to reduce risk of heart attack

14

Bitter gourd is a popular fruit used for the treatment of ________

diabetes and related conditions