Fight Aging with These Superfoods
Getting older is inevitable. The calendar marches no matter what.
Aging, however, is a different matter entirely. Aging is a medical condition brought on by hormone decline, as well as wear and tear from those passing years.
That being the case, hormone therapy and healthy lifestyle choices can go a long way toward improving how your body ages.
Healthy lifestyle choices include getting the right kinds of exercise, avoiding stress, getting enough sleep…and of course, proper nutrition.
Within the category of proper nutrition, it’s important to get the right amount of protein from your diet, and to make sure the fats you’re eating are healthy ones. And it’s best to avoid refined carbohydrates.
But it’s also important to get the right kinds of nutrients from your food. Superfoods can help with the latter.
The word “superfood” has grown to be something of a buzzword within the field of nutrition in recent years. But what exactly are superfoods?
Superfoods are just foods that are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants. And they can be an important ally when it comes to extending lifespan and healthspan.
Which begs the question…what superfoods are the best age-fighters? Anti-aging superfoods are simply the ones that will have the greatest impact on the various health issues tied to aging, such as:
- Bone loss
- Reduced mental acuity
- Cardiovascular disease
- Loss of muscle mass
- Increased risk of cancer
Here are a few examples of anti-aging superfoods that can be incorporated into your diet:
Avocados are packed with healthy fats that help to keep your arteries clear.
They also contain antioxidants that combat the age-related effects of free radicals. That translates into reduced risk factors for heart disease and cancer.
Blueberries are full of antioxidants that help to strengthen cells against the damage associated with free radicals.
Studies show that blueberries also support brain health, and they contain fiber to support cardiovascular and digestive health.
Cruciferous vegetables include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, turnips, and brussels sprouts. This category of veggies is packed with fiber, vitamins, and cancer-fighting phytochemicals.
Eggs have historically gotten a bad rap because they’re high in cholesterol (a substance that is greatly misunderstood—but that’s a topic for another blog). Nutritionists and doctors have finally come full circle and are once again recommending eggs as an important source of protein and other valuable nutrients.
And don’t leave out the yolks. They contain vitamin B12 for energy, as well as vitamin D for bone and immune system health. Egg yolks are also rich in selenium and choline.
It may be hard to believe that something called “fatty” could be good for you…but
believe it. Fatty fish like salmon, tuna, and trout are packed with protein, healthy fats, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Dark-green leafy vegetables are loaded with antioxidants like vitamins A and C.
They also contain vitamin K (which helps to prevent bone loss), and carotenoids that protect your eyes from oxidative stress.
Yogurt can generally be broken down into two categories: Greek and regular. They both provide healthy amounts of probiotics to support your gut biome. Regular yogurt contains more bone-building calcium. Greek yogurt supplies more protein.
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