Eating the right foods helps keep you healthy. A healthy diet makes you look and feel young. It may even slow the aging process.
Foods such as fruit, vegetables, fish, nuts, and whole grains protects against many chronic conditions that could limit your life, including diabetes and heart disease. These foods help keep your blood vessels in top shape. Also, reduce your intake of salt and sugar. That’s important for your heart — and for every organ of your body. Certain foods can protect vision and hearing. Eating healthy foods may even help preserve memory and protect against Alzheimer’s.
However if you want to adopt a more focused anti ageing diet, you must start to include specific foods that have a greater impact to help your body with the anti-aging process.
Try and include foods with a high ORAC value. ORAC means oxygen radical absorbance capacity. Prunes, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, kale, spinach, and broccoli are among the highest. These foods have natural vitamins that mop up damaging free radicals. In other words, they help prevent aging!
Other high ORAC fruits and vegetables include:
Anti Ageing Fruits – Prunes, Plums, Raisins, Blueberries, Blackberries, Cranberries, Strawberries, Pomegranates, Pear, Raspberries, Oranges, Grapes, Red Cherries, Kiwifruit, Grapes, White Cantaloupe, Banana, Apple, Apricots, Peach.
Anti Ageing Vegetables – Kale, Spinach, Brussel Sprouts, Alfalfa Sprouts, Spinach, steamed, Broccoli Florets, Beets, Red Bell Pepper, Onion, Corn Eggplant, Cauliflower, Peas frozen, White Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, String Beans, Tomato, Zucchini, Yellow Squash.
Also make sure to include a variety of nuts in your daily diet such as pecans, walnuts, and pistachios as they all have high anti oxidant properties.
To give your diet an extra ORAC boost use lots of different spices and herbs in your cooking. Ginger, Garlic, Oregano, Turmeric, Sage and Thyme to name just a few have extremely high anti ageing properties, so are essential for a really effective anti ageing diet.
It is also a good idea to become knowledgeable about supplements. A good multi and an antioxidant complex are a must. Anti Ageing Gurus such as Leslie Kenton (Age Power – the revolutionary path to natural high tech rejuvenation) for example suggests using such supplements as alpha lipoic acid, co-enzyme Q10, natural fish oils and more. She explains the benefit of each supplement in detail as well as natural sources of the vitamins. Obviously no one wants to rattle when they walk, but you may like to invest in these age fighting super supplements from time to time as an addition to you anti aging diet plan.
The science of anti-ageing is no longer a mystery. The information is out there. It is now up to you to use it. We can look younger for longer!