The Secret Anti-Aging Diet
Written by Jeff Behar, MS, MBA
Although we can't slow down father time, there are a
number of things we can do to slow down the affects of aging.
Things to Avoid
Do the best you can to stay away from the danger foods such as:
Here is a list of some of the best known foods for anti-aging:
- Processed foods
- Greasy foods
Excessive Calories. Studies are
showing too many calories can not only increase probability of
diseases, such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes, but as a result
can also reduce life expectancy. Keep your calorie and saturated fat
levels to a
minimum. A healthy diet is important, but so is exercise to maintain a
target of 5-10% below your ideal body weight.
Fish - Mackerel, salmon, lake trout, herring, sardines and
cold water fish which contain large amounts of omega three essential
fatty acids (EFAs). EFAs are essential to life because they can't be
reproduced in the body. Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids could be the number one source of food for anti-aging.
- Garlic and Ginger - Garlic has shown to be an important factor in
reducing the risk of disease. It is known to help thin the blood and
reduce cholesterol levels, which is key for reducing the risk of heart
disease. As well, a study mentioned in a Women and Fitness article,
says "41,837 women between the age of 55 and 69 suggested that women
who ate a clove of garlic at least once a week were 50 percent less
likely to develop colon cancer." Ginger is known to be helpful in
alleviating rheumatic aches and pains and helps boost the circulatory
and digestive systems.
Some suggestions for creating meals with these and other anti-aging helpers can be found in here.
You may not want or have the discipline to change your diet over night,
but if you can move towards including these foods into your current
meals you will have noticeable results in a fairly short time. There is
no time like the present to help slow down the aging process.
- Cruciferous vegetables - vegetables such as kale, turnip, sprouts,
radish, cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage are known as helpful in the
fight against disease for their antioxidants and vitamin and mineral
content. Try to eat them lightly cooked or even raw so that their
important enzymes remain intact.
- Whole grains.
About the Author
Jeff Behar, MS, MBA is a recognized health, fitness and nutrition expert, regularly writing about hot topics in the areas of health, fitness, disease prevention, nutrition, anti aging and alternative medicine. His work also often appears in several of the major health and fitness newsletters, health and fitness magazines, and on major health, and fitness websites. Behar is also a well sought after personal trainer, motivational speaker, and weight loss expert.
Jeff Behar, MS, MBA