Green Smoothies – part 5: Successful Anti-Aging

Good nutrition is of central importance in our quest for staying young and healthy for as long as possible. Typical ailments and diseases of  aging can be prevented or postponed with correct nutrition. The intake of a sufficient amount of anti-oxidants which neutralise aggressive oxidative molecules (free-radicals), which form as part of  the metabolising process, weaken the body and speed up aging,  is absolutely essential. This process is also called ‘oxidative stress’. Electromagnetic radiation from cell phones, computers etc, food additives, harmful fats like trans-fats, refined sugar and flours, physical and psychological stress (even too much sport) etc. form especially high levels of free radicals. Highly effective anti-oxidants are Vitamin A, C, E as well as the trace elements Zinc, Selenium and Copper. In addition a vast number of anti-oxidants are found in secondary plant components, like flavonoids in apples, saponines in spinach or lycopenes in tomatoes.

Staying Young for Longer with Green Leaves

Green plants contain a large number of anti-oxidants. Many anti-oxidants are destroyed by heat, therefore a Green Smoothie is ideal, as it is produced fully from unaltered, fresh natural produce. However, it is not only the anti-oxidants, which counteract aging, but also many other substances which have been scientifically proven to keep us younger longer. A few examples would be resveratrol, fibre (soluble and insoluble), anthocyanin, polyphenols and many more. These are contained in foods like cabbage, red and blue fruits and vegetables, organic, raw cacao beans, green tea, matcha tea – these can all enrich green smoothies greatly and prevent diseases like arthritis, Alzheimers, many forms of cancers, circulatory problems, digestive disorders, nervous degeneration, stroke, diabetes … the list goes on.

Fountain of Youth Recipes

Recipe 1

  • 100 g cherries (without stones)
  • 200 g grapes
  • 2 table spoons raw cacao or cacao beans
  • 1 hand full wine leaves
  • 1 hand full spinach
  • 1/2 litre water

makes approx. 1.5 litres

Recipe 2

  • 1/2 pineapple
  • 2 table spoons coconut or coconut cream
  • 200 g corn salad or cos lettuce
  • 1/2 litre coconut water or water

makes approx. 1 litre

Recipe 3

  • 1 mango (stone removed)
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 table spoon matcha or green tea powder
  • 6 cabbage leaves
  • 1/2 litre water

makes approx. 1 litre

Recipe 4

  • 4 Kiwis
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 hand full raisins
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1/2 litre water

makes approx. 1 litre

watch out for part 6 in the series: Women’s Wellness and Healthy Skin, which will follow shortly.

Go to:

Part 1: Green Smoothies – the super healthy fast-food mini meal out of the blender 

Part 2: How to make Green Smoothie

Part 3: Practical Tips, Benefits for Immune System & Brain

Part 4: Benefits for the Digestive System

Part 6: Benefits for Women’s Health

Part 7: Healthy Skin with Green Beauty Smoothies

Part 8: Building Muscles naturally with Green Smoothies

Part 9: More Love , More Joy, More Libido

Part 10: Prevention of Cancer


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