Turns out that red grapes turn on three of your longevity genes. That’s right, the DNA that helps you live longer.
Grapes get your FoxOs, SirTis and PBEFs revving, those 3 genes that say so much about how long you will live. Sure everybody has heard of “the French paradox” – the red wine drinking that also magically keeps arteries clear – and resveratrol, a plant compound that is put in all kinds of products and sold everywhere from Sephora to GNC.
But it is the FoxOs…and SirTis….and the PBEFs you want to rev up….IF, that is, you’ve really invested well in your 401K. You’ll live forever!
I learned about grapes writing this thing http://amzn.to/1szhjZG Now I keep a sealed baggy of frozen red seedless grapes in my freezer and throw by the handful into my green smoothies every day.
I’m not Bridgette Bardot, but I ain’t bad.
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Turns out that, when it comes to fruit, some have more calming effects than others. I went googling around and found a study from Duke. They study food there a great deal and have a renowned weightloss center.
Anyway, would you believe plantains topped the list of fruit with serotonin? Not the green ones you fry and cover with hot sauce? The gushy black ones are best.The ones you can’t brush up against or they change shape. I find myself both drawn and repelled by them.
Here’s the list of the fruits that have the most calming effects:
1. Plantain, ripe
I didn’t know that when I wrote this http://amzn.to/1vkzaSm so I’m giving you a recipe now:
CALM-A-THON GREEN SMOOTHIE
1 plantain, black, ultra-ripe, peeled and chunked
2 cups pineapple chunks or frozen, unsweetened
Coconut water to taste
3 kiwi, peeled and chunked
1 cup tender spinach leaves
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 tablespoon raw honey
Put the plantain, pineapple and a cup of coconut water in the blender. Combine. Add the kiwi, spinach, cinnamon, honey and more coconut water to cover. Whirl. With the motor running, drop ice cubes through the top of the blender.
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