Top 10 Anti Aging Food

No matter what your age it is important to eat healthy and take care of yourself. But, once you get a little older it becomes even more important to watch what you eat, because the body does not process foods the same as when we are young. We cannot burn off sugars and fat so we need to be a little more cautious in order to avoid weight gain and clogged arteries. However, there are certain foods that you can include in your diet on a daily basis that can help to keep you healthy and look younger.

Top 10 Anti Aging Foods:

Fruits and veggies are good for you but avocados hit the top of the list. They are filled with vitamin E which is great for your skin. Another benefit is that they can help to lower your cholesterol (the bad one) with monounsaturated fats and it is an excellent source of potassium. To fight against free radicals berries are the preferred source. If they are black or blue then you are on the right track such as blueberries and blackberries. Not to mention they taste great. Vegetables are next but you should be eating the cruciferous family which includes sprouts, turnips, watercress, broccoli and cabbage. These fight cancer but need to be eaten the right way. Steam them or eat them raw to get the enzymes needed.

We all like a little flavor on our food and garlic is the perfect spice. It fights against heart disease and cancer so great for anti aging. You can even eat it raw if you prefer but by adding to your favorite dishes it can do the trick. A little ginger can go a long way also in helping with achy joints and pain as well as the digestive system. Next you should add nuts to your daily diet. Whether you like to snack on them or add them to your salad, they are an excellent source of copper, zinc, iron, potassium, magnesium and selenium. They help prevent cancer and improve your digestive system. Careful, some are higher in calories than others.

Look for products that contain soya. This is especially wonderful if you are menopausal to maintain levels. It is also great for Alzheimer’s and osteoporosis. Whole wheat pasta is a substitute that you can use in place of white pasta and is healthier. It has high fiber content and an excellent source of iron. For something cool, refreshing and healthy eat watermelon. It’s the source for vitamin E, A, B and C. Blend the skin, seeds and melon together for a shake that will taste great and keep you healthy. Last but not least, drink plenty of water. It flushes out the bad from your body and keeps your skin healthy and glowing.

 

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