Take a natural approach to food and enjoy the gourmet experience. A diet that benefits the heart and keeps the brain youthful encourages you to add variety to your plate—to feast on ripe fruit and vegetables, herbs and spices, and to luxuriate in the taste of well-raised meat and wild fish bought fresh and prepared simply. Natural foods contain a startling number of antiaging ingredients. These include heart-friendly fats, protective plant substances, and youth-preserving antioxidants that can neutralize free radicals—the unstable molecules that kickstart the body’s aging processes prematurely and are increased
in the body by exposure to stress, pollution, UV rays, cigarette smoke, and unhealthy fats.