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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Best Foods For Healthy Aging

The Best Foods For Healthy Aging

Most of us will become older adults, and when one creeps up in age, certain things happen. Wrinkles appear. Certain things sag. Certain things crease. It can be a quick change to some, but in reality our lives up until that point prepare us for aging. We either age good, with little issue, or we age badly, with terrible sagging, bagging, and wrinkling. While genetics play a big part in how we will age, there are things that we can do to stave off the bad side of aging.

Creams and serums are great, and they can be found at every price point. While these are great for prevention and helping fill in wrinkles they are just the beginning of what we need to do for keeping aging at bay. Food, namely the right foods, can also help you keep away the bad aging issues. Not all foods are created equally, but those that are great for aging are also good for you. That’s a doubly good combination, and the list below should send you to the grocery store to invest in your future self.


Produce
Produce, avocado
Common sense tells us that fruits and veggies are good for us, and should be consumed daily. They help with weight loss, as well as help keep us full of the right vitamins and minerals. Many fruits and vegetables are full of antioxidants which can help keep skin plump and firm, as well as keep away harmful inflammation. Blueberries are a big trend right now – and for good reasons. The antioxidants in blueberries not only helps us age nicely on the outside, but they have been found to fight off certain cancers and lead to a lower risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. Spinach and dark, leafy greens are great for eye sight – which is also something that tends to go south with age.

Protein
Protein
Protein helps keep your muscles, tendons, and ligaments healthy, so you stay in better shape. They also keep you fuller, so those who are looking to lose weight should up their protein levels. For those who are vegetarian, there are many options to get your protein intake, from soy to legumes, and even dairy products if you consume those.

Fish
Fish
Fish are full of Omega-3s, which help keep our skin hydrated and our heart healthy. Omega-3s have also been found to improve moods, so this is helpful for those going through hormonal changes later in life. For those who are not fond of the fishy taste, a light whitefish such as tilapia or cod can please your palette. Another tip: Soak fish in milk and lemon juice before cooking, as this can kick out some of the fishy taste.

Whole Grains
Whole Grains
Whole grains are everywhere – and in almost everything. From supermarket salads, to cereals, and even smoothies, they are everywhere and there is a great reason. Not only are whole grains filling for those on a diet, but they are also proven to stave off many diseases later in life. Whole grains have been shown to keep diabetes away, as well as lower the risk of certain cancers. They have also been shown to lower the risk of gum disease. Bad teeth can age a person, so this is an important one to include in your diet.

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