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Anti Aging: Looking Great at 71 by Eating Plenty of Fruits and Vegetables

Posted Feb 04 2010 12:00am

If you didn't know already how many different ways that fruits and vegetables benefit the body, well...here's one more.  In a word, slowing the aging process. That's right. If you're eating foods that contain lots of antioxidants, and most people don't so we recommend Juice Plus +®, then you will age slower than if you're eating less of those foods. By the way, Juice Plus+ ® has been shown to increase antioxidant levels. But, if you want to see how good you can look and feel as a Senior citizen with a plant-based diet, then check out Mimi Kirk and listen to what she has to say.

It's hard to believe, but Mimi Kirk, the woman just voted "Sexiest Vegetarian Over 50," is actually 71 -- though she looks decades younger.She attributes her sexy, youthful appearance to plenty of fruits and vegetables, as part of a raw, vegan diet.We invited this grandmother of seven to visit us at the Dole Nutrition Institute, where she toured the campus, sampled vegan delights in our cafeteria and shared her nutrition wisdom in a video interview, whose segments you can watch by clicking here (or search "video" on dole.com).

With her high energy, knockout figure and glowing skin, it's no wonder that she has a boyfriend 19 years her junior -- though Mimi stresses the benefits of vegetarian eating go way beyond the superficial."Through my plant-based diet, I have cured my arthritis, my high blood pressure and have avoided all of my family diseases." In addition to eating healthy and staying active, Mimi exercises her brain by working on a book and keeping up with her Facebook friends, who have grown to over 3,500 since receiving the "Sexiest Vegetarian" award.

Make no mistake, the ageless beauty of this seventy-something vegetarian vixen is more than an anecdotal outlier -- or product of good genes: plenty of research demonstrates how fruits and vegetables help you look your best.Women who get the most vitamin C (from sources like pineapples, kiwis and strawberries) tend to have fewer wrinkles -- while those with a high-fat intake were found to look old for their age.Why? For one thing, sweets and meats contribute to toxins that can undermine skin elasticity.Eating more fruits and vegetables can also help you keep that girlish figure...( read more )

Bottom Line: There are plenty of people in their 70's who look and feel great, and 99% of them have a balanced diet and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. There is a percentage of those people who look fantastic and feel fantastic and they have almost always had a diet rich in fruits and vegetables (genetics also plays a role). So, there's more proof that those foods are what we need more of in our diets. While Juice Plus+ helps you get more nutrients from a variety of fruits and vegetables, it is so important to try to eat the minimum recommended amounts each day. That's what should make you feel full. That's what should comprise the largest percentage of what you're consuming. That's what will provide LIFE to your years and years to your life!

The Health & Wellness Institute, DC PC
Official Juice Plus+ Independent Distributor

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