Administrator: Welcome to this nutrition chat with Susan Bowerman of UCLA's Center for Human Nutrition. Today's topic: anti-aging foods.
Administrator: Hi Susan!
Administrator: So let's start with the questions.
ucla05: Any tips for lowering cholesterol?
Susan Bowerman: Sure, there are plenty of things you can do....
Susan Bowerman: First, you should try to reduce weight if you are
Susan Bowerman: And the best way to do that is by eating a diet rich
in plant foods (fruits and vegetables), and low in fat and saturated
Susan Bowerman: The other thing is to eat protein from the leanest
sources, such as fish, poultry breast, nonfat dairy products and soy
Susan Bowerman: You should also try to exercise most days of the
Susan Bowerman: Nothing you haven't heard before, but all these
tactics are very helpful for reducing serum cholesterol
Administrator: Thanks, Susan, So I have a question. ..
Administrator: YOu read of these people who live for incredibly long
lifespans..like the Okinawans in japan. What do they do? Could we do
the same thing?
Susan Bowerman: It's interesting to look at this particular
population. They have the highest intake of fish, vegetables and soy
products of almost anywhere in the world...
Susan Bowerman: The other thing that they do is they stay active until
very late in life, they drink tea, and they have almost no incidence
Susan Bowerman: One of the things that they do is they eat only until
they are about 75% full...
Susan Bowerman: This is an excellent tactic....
Susan Bowerman: Unfortunately, the younger residents of Okinawa are
picking up our Western dietary habits, and their obesity rates are
strating to rise.
Administrator: So I had a couple of questions about what you just
said. One is, about tea...