Small, yet powerful steps each day support your healthiest self for a lifetime of wellness and longevity. Potent nutrition, mindfulness, physical activity, laughter and love—it all comes together to give your body and mind what they need to stay healthy and feel young.
One of the biggest current threats to longevity is free-radical production in our bodies. These unstable molecules, which develop through exposure to food and environmental toxins and internal inflammation, cause damage to cells and tissues. This damage can significantly speed up the aging process and result in chronic illnesses, including heart disease and cancer. Good news, they’ve got competition.
Antioxidants are the super fighters; they support our bodies by combating free radicals and maintaining long-term health through their anti-inflammatory and vitamin-rich properties. It’s important to eat foods with a range of antioxidants, as they offer varied benefits. Mulberries, for example, contain resveratrol, the revered antioxidant in red wine. Resveratrol prevents oxidative stress, promotes heart health and supports normal cell reproduction. Vitamin C is another well-known antioxidant, commonly sought out for its immune boosting functions, but also key in repairing bodily tissue.
Essential Fatty Acids
Essential fatty acids, abundant in our chia and hemp seeds and powders, are also imperative. Dubbed “essential” because we can only get them from food, you may have encountered fatty acids by their more specific categorizations, omega-3s and omega-6s. They play key roles in the functioning of our central nervous systems, inflammatory and immune responses, youthfulness of our skin and tissues, and agility of our brain functions. Fun fact: Did you know that our brains are 60% fat?! Just one reason we need to fuel with essential fats.
Ultimately, longevity resides in the health of your whole self—body, mind and connection to the world beyond you. Our antioxidant and essential fatty acid-rich superfoods support your physiological longevity and give you the vitality and energy you need to generate the rest.
Sarah, a.k.a. Miss Whisk, is not only the food-blogging mastermind behind A Whisk and Two Wands, she’s also a mom, driver, cleaning lady, scheduler, activity planner, laundry magician, and head whisk-holder. She lives in Minnesota with her two daughters (a.k.a. the wands), husband and two dogs. The family enjoys running, hiking, camping, kayaking and snow activities, and Sarah’s daughters fill their time with soccer and gymnastics. (Click here to read more about Sarah's adventure)