Leading healthy-lifestyle Web site pairs foods for healthy and tasty treats
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- What's the occasion? Your health! It's Healthy Aging Month AND Fruit and Vegetable Month this September. RealAge.com, the leading healthy-lifestyle Web site, is celebrating by suggesting a fruity treat that's healthy and just might make you feel younger than the calendar says you are: strawberries dipped in chocolate!
RealAge.com featured this confection in the RealAge Tip of the Day for September 4, 2007. The benefit to your RealAge when you munch on this mouth- watering delight? Getting 31 milligrams of flavonoids a day -- like those found in chocolate and strawberries -- can make your RealAge 3.2 years younger.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota -- Minneapolis recently estimated the flavonoid intake of postmenopausal women. In this study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 16 years of data revealed that the women who ate the highest amount of flavonoid-rich fruits like strawberries, apples, pears, and grapefruit, as well as healthy-aging treats like chocolate (as long as it contained at least 70% real cocoa), were least likely to die from heart disease. Flavonoids are known to thwart bad cholesterol and quell inflammatory processes that might lead to heart disease.
To learn more about the types of chocolate to eat and more ways to celebrate healthy aging this September, go to http://www.RealAge.com.
RealAge.com is a healthy-lifestyle Web site that inspires its members to "Live Life to the Youngest" and to pursue their health and wellness goals by making their RealAge younger. The site is the official online home for the best-selling RealAge and YOU books and features the patented RealAge Test, the most widely used method for measuring overall health. Over 17 million people have measured their RealAge by taking the RealAge Test and have received a personalized plan to make their RealAge younger. RealAge.com also features more than 65 additional health-risk assessments, as well as health tips and information, all backed by current, valid science.
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