Eating the Right Age-defying Foods
Eating right helps to keep you healthy. A healthy diet can also make you preserve your youth, and prevent or slow down the common chronic diseases of aging such as cardiovascular and heart diseases and diabetes.
The right foods will help in keeping the blood vessels in a healthy condition, preserving the vessels in all parts of the body. This includes the brain, thus preserving memory and protects against Alzeimer’s Disease. Outwardly, the skin also remains healthy with less wrinkles and sagging as the essential nutrients for collagen and elastin production help to defy the aging process.
These are the 3 main groups of essential nutrients :
— Colourful fruits and Vegetables:
A daily diet containing the colours of green, red and orange and purple is essential. Green leafy vegetables, red tomatoes and bell peppers, orange carrots, orange peppers, avocado, corn, oranges, cantaloupe, Blueberries.
They are all rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants.
Red grapes contain revesterol which is a very powerful anti-oxidant, helps reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and premature aging.
Anti-oxidants like Vitamin C also helps the skin in fighting the processes of aging. Eating lots of yellow and green vegetables will help to reduce wrinkles.
— Whole grains
3 servings of whole grains a day comprising whole grains rich in fiber helps in eliminating toxins from the body. Such foods are oats, barley, wheat, brown rice. They also lower your risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes.
It is the Omega-3 Fatty acids in fish oil that is essential in preserving the blood vessels and reduce risk of diseases in aging such as Alzeimer’s, heart and vessel diseases such as Stroke and hypertension.
Examples of fish rich in Omega-3 fatty acids : salmon, trout or tuna
We need two servings a week of fatty fish.