By: Dr. Keith Kantor
For healthy hormone levels consume cruciferous vegetables, including, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, and kale . These help with unhealthy fluctuations in hormones including estrogen and testosterone. We live in an environment of toxins that mimic estrogen in the body, resulting in unwanted weight gain, accelerated aging and a decrease in testosterone and libido. Consuming cruciferous vegetables have been shown to naturally detoxify the body of excess estrogen, which also helps prevent or manage cancer.
For Healthy bones consume non- dairy calcium rich foods including white beans, salmon, sardines, dried figs, bok choy, kale, black eyed peas, almonds, oranges, or turnip greens. Calcium and vitamin D promote healthy bones and should be consumed to maintain and boost strong bones. Most people think of milk only as the option and with the rise of dairy intolerance this is not a great option for everyone. Consuming 2 or more servings of the items listed above will promote healthy bones to an aging person.
For brain health consume coconut oil, berries and leafy greens. Coconut oil research has proven that it can help prevent and manage dementia, all healthy fats like avocados, nuts, seeds, will help nourish the brain, which is comprised of mostly fat. Berries and leafy greens are rich in anti-oxidants, which boost the immune system reducing risk for chronic diseases that can arise as we age.