Super Gene Shopping List

Eat your way to super genes with this list of foods.

Train your genes to work for you, not against you, by following an anti-inflammatory diet that will help protect your body from obesity, chronic disease, mental illness, and even gum disease. Anti-inflammatory foods are all foods that spring from the ground and are rich in vitamins and nutrients that combat toxins and free radicals in your body. Include the following anti-inflammatory foods on your grocery list and at every meal:

  • Blueberries
  • Tree nuts
  • Seeds
  • Whole grains
  • Peppers
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Garlic
  • Tomatoes
  • Dark Chocolate

Build up your gut and eat probiotics and prebiotics with soluable fiber to keep toxins where they naturally belong and away from your blood stream. Eat the following foods at least once a day to keep your guy healthy:

  • Active yogurt
  • Kefir
  • Pickles
  • Sauerkraut
  • Kimchi
  • Bran cereal
  • Bananas

Will you ever feel comfortable in your own skin? That is, if you don't make an effort to protect it? Although 64% of adults do report wearing sunscreen when outside for prolonged periods of time, it turns out that only about 10% of people surveyed actually protect themselves daily, according to a recent review.

No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

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