Anti-aging Diet

As the saying goes, we are what we eat. And if you put junk into your body, expect to feel crappy. The foods we eat fuel our body and if we put low performance fuel in, how can we expect to feel good? After all, it's garbage in and garbage out and this also affects our physical appearance. It might not seem like a big deal when we are younger because our metabolism can handle the junk food, but as we get older, nutrition becomes a greater issue. The health benefits of having proper nutrition can greatly boost our energy levels and our appearance.

The secrets of an anti-aging diet are to keep your caloric consumption as well as your saturated fat intake down. Moreover, lay off the salt and sugar as well. Eat plenty of whole grains and oily types of fish. And, as your parents probably told you, eat your fruits and vegetables.

These are the general guidelines for healthy eating but there are what is known as "super foods" that promote anti-aging effects. Here they are:


Avocados are a fruit rich in monounsaturated fat that helps reduce the levels of bad cholesterol in the body. Also, it is a good source of vitamin E which is known to maintain healthy skin and to reduce the effects of aging.


Dark berries such as blueberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, and black grapes contain antioxidants which help to protect the body against free radicals and the general course of aging.

Cruciferous vegetables

Cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, turnip, brussel sprouts, radish and watercress are all in a family known as cruciferous vegetables. Eating these vegetables on a daily basis can help fight against toxins and cancer.


It might not be the best for your breath, but eating a clove of garlic a day can also help protect against cancer and heart disease. Garlic can also help reduce cholesterol levels. Some studies indicate garlic is more effective at thinning the blood than aspirin, thus reducing the risk for heart disease.


Ever wonder why people say to drink some ginger ale to settle an upset stomach? That's a health benefit of ginger. Ginger helps with the digestive and circulatory system. Ginger also helps with rheumatic aches and pains.


Nuts are just a great snack as they are nutritious, helps enhance the immune system and improves your chances of preventing skin cancer.


Soya products are good for menopausal women as it helps maintain estrogen levels. It also protects against Alzheimer's disease, osteoporosis and heart disease.

Wholemeal pasta and rice

Your daily diet should consist in bulk of wholemeal pasta and rice. These complex carbohydrates provide you energy throughout the day.


Both the watermelon flesh and seeds are a good source of vitamins A, B, C and E not to mention selenium, essential fats and zinc. All these help against free radical damage and the signs of aging.


Last but not least is water. We all know how important it is, and the standard of drinking 8 glasses of water a day. Drinking water helps us get rid of toxins and flush out waste from the body.

By eating organic health food, that is the secret of an anti-aging diet.

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