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Five secret de-agers

(Chatelaine) Five major factors cause aging. Here are the best ways to combat them:
1. Chronic inflammation
Secret de-ager: Healthy fats. Fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, extra-virgin olive oil, walnuts and flaxseeds all have anti-inflammatory properties.
2. Oxidative stress
Secret de-ager: Moderate exercise. Working out can boost antioxidant levels and destroy free radicals. Make sure not to overdo it or you risk increasing inflammation.
3. Glycation
Secret de-ager: Cut out high-fructose corn syrup. It’s a nasty form of refined sugar in processed foods. If a food has substances ending in -ose, skip it!
4. Methylation
Secret de-ager: Sunflower seeds. They’re loaded with folic acid, a mighty methylation regulator.
5. Immune impairment
Secret de-ager: Clean hands! Good old-fashioned soap and water is the single best way to keep your immune system strong.
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