Staying Youthful in Retirement – Episode 206
December 23, 2019
This episode is from the vault and was first released November 12, 2018
How to Stay Youthful?
What's the secret of looking younger and feeling better? How to stay youthful? Our guest for today's podcast is Judy Gaman. She's a successful radio show host. The name of her show is “The Staying Young Radio Show“. She's also the author of “Age to Perfection“, “Stay Young“, and “Love, Life, and Lucille“.
Staying young is a great problem that we have in our society right now. A lot of our diet wreaks havoc in the bacterias living in our gut. Some examples are carbohydrates and artificial sweeteners. We need to balance our good and bad bacterias. Our gut microbiome is connected to other aspects of our body so we have to take care of it.
Taking Care of our Digestive System
You have to take Fiber-rich foods like apple, banana, orange, strawberry, raspberry, vegetables, etc. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that the body can’t digest. Though most carbohydrates are broken down into sugar molecules, fiber cannot be broken down into sugar molecules, and instead, it passes through the body undigested. Fiber helps regulate the body’s use of sugars, helping to keep hunger and blood sugar in check.
Sauerkraut is a great probiotic. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for you, especially your digestive system. We usually think of these as germs that cause diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy. You can find probiotics in supplements and some foods, like yogurt. Doctors often suggest them to help with digestive problems.
How to Stay Youthful
Eating healthy is the key. Always remember that not all organic foods are pesticide-free. You can try setting up a small garden in your house so you can grow your pesticide-free foods!
Remove soda in your diet. Some people buy soda to clean their house. Imagine putting that in your body!
Judy gave us 4 choices and she said we only have to pick one and follow it. Here are the options she gave us:
* If you are into artificial sweeteners, you have to stop using it.
* Set your sleep schedule and you have to stick to it.
* Find a way to exercise.
* Eat 7 servings of fruits and vegetables every single day.
CONNECT WITH JUDY GAMAN:
* Use of Fiber – https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/carbohydrates/fiber/
* Probiotic – https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/what-are-probiotics#1
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