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5 Simple Eating Habits to Live a Longer Life

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Jeff Csatari of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 6: Most people define health as the absence of disease. Many assume, "If I'm not feeling sick, I'm healthy." But that kind of thinking suggests that our health is waiting passively for something to go wrong; it's not. Our health is an active state 24/7 "protected by a series of hard-wired defense systems in the body that are firing on all cylinders, keeping our cells and organs functioning smoothly," says William W. Li, MD, a scientist-physician and author of Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Heal Itself.These defense systems support and interact with one another to intercept diseases before they set in. They form a fortress surrounding your health and mobilize the cells that heal you from within.Each of these defense systems is influenced by diet, which means you are in charge. "When you know what to eat to support each health defense, you know how to use your diet to maintain health and beat disease," says Li, who is president of The Angiogenesis Foundation, a non-profit organization focusing on fighting disease through angiogenesis, the process the body uses to grow new blood vessels.Dr. Li identifies the five defense systems as angiogenesis, regeneration, microbiome, DNA production, and immunity. Read on to learn about how to eat to strengthen each one so your body can do a better job of preventing disease and living a longer, healthier life, and for more on how to eat healthy, make sure you avoid these 100 Unhealthiest Foods on the Planet.Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

5 Simple Eating Habits to Live a Longer Life

Most people define health as the absence of disease. Many assume, "If I'm not feeling sick, I'm healthy." But that kind of thinking suggests that our health is waiting passively for something to go wrong; it's not. Our health is an active state 24/7 "protected by a series of hard-wired defense systems in the body that are firing on all cylinders, keeping our cells and organs functioning smoothly," says William W. Li, MD, a scientist-physician and author of Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Heal Itself.

These defense systems support and interact with one another to intercept diseases before they set in. They form a fortress surrounding your health and mobilize the cells that heal you from within.

Each of these defense systems is influenced by diet, which means you are in charge. "When you know what to eat to support each health defense, you know how to use your diet to maintain health and beat disease," says Li, who is president of The Angiogenesis Foundation, a non-profit organization focusing on fighting disease through angiogenesis, the process the body uses to grow new blood vessels.

Dr. Li identifies the five defense systems as angiogenesis, regeneration, microbiome, DNA production, and immunity. Read on to learn about how to eat to strengthen each one so your body can do a better job of preventing disease and living a longer, healthier life, and for more on how to eat healthy, make sure you avoid these 100 Unhealthiest Foods on the Planet.

Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

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