Leslie Beck's Longevity Diet

Leslie Beck's Longevity Diet

The Power of Food to Slow Aging and Maintain Optimal Health and Energy

Book - 2011
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Celebrity nutritionist Leslie Beck unlocks the secrets to achieving good health and maintaining an active and energetic lifestyle in Leslie Beck's Longevity Diet. Complete with food plans, new recipes, tips, and strategies, Leslie Beck's Longevity Diet includes the following information to help slow aging and promote lifelong vitality:

* The secrets of the healthiest cultures from around the world
* A quick and easy self-assessment to determine how your lifestyle habits are affecting your health
* The top foods to slow aging and promote health
* How to determine your own caloric prescription for optimal longevity

"This book masterfully explores the relation between the food we eat and its profound effect on the quality of our lives. It is an indispensable resource for all who understand that you are what you eat."
--Chef Michael Smith

"This is one of the most comprehensive and easy-to-read books on health and nutrition that I've read."
--Rick Gallop, Bestselling author of The G.I. Diet

"Complete with excellent user-friendly recipes and all the information you will ever need. A must buy for those of us who believe in diet and health."
--Lucy Waverman, Food Columnist, The Globe and Mail

"Leslie Beck has transformed the lives of many active people by enabling them to acquire new levels of fitness as they develop life long physical and nutritional habits. This book will serve to inspire you to value health, nutrition and exercise, life long."
--John Stanton, founder of the Running Room

"This is a practical and sensible approach to health focusing on what we can control every day."
--Hayley Wickenheiser, three-time Women's Hockey Olympic gold medallist

Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Group, 2011
ISBN: 9780143171874
Branch Call Number: 613.2 Bec
Characteristics: xviii, 348 p
Additional Contributors: Gelok, Michelle
Alternative Title: Longevity diet


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debwalker Jan 06, 2011

As seen on CTV, Leslie Beck's 6 lifestyle habits for successful longevity:

1. Eat a plant based diet - it's full of antioxidants and phytochemicals that help fight aging in cells.

2. Get regular exercise - helps you live longer not only by reducing disease risk but also by combating the natural age-related changes that happen to your muscles, bones and joints.

3. Exercise your brain - to maintain your "cognitive reserve" which is your brains ability to preserve memory and fight off damage caused by Alzheimer's.

4. Get proper sleep - 7 to 9 hours per night; too little - and too much - sleep has been linked with a shorter life expectancy in many studies. Too little sleep raises blood pressure, impairs blood sugar control, increases stress hormones and increases inflammation in the body.

5. Maintain a positive attitude - optimism has been associated with a longer life in many studies. Having a positive attitude actually affects the body's chemistry.

6. Stay connected to others - the social networks you develop in life play a role in how long you'll live. More social contact with friends, relatives and the community predicts a longer, active life.

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