Best Anti-Aging Diet Foods

Most of us know that a healthy and balanced diet plays a big part in weight loss, but one of the other big benefits of a healthier diet is its anti-aging effects on your body. One of the simplest examples of this is the importance of drinking enough water during the day. Keeping your body well hydrated not only helps to optimize metabolism and curb hunger, which are both very important when trying to lose weight, but good hydration also helps to keep your skin looking healthy and removes toxins from your body that may be aging you prematurely.

Eating foods that are high in antioxidants, such as berries, will not only help you to lose weight, but will make you feel and look younger.

Eating foods that are high in antioxidants, such as berries, will not only help you to lose weight, but will make you feel and look younger.

Aging is very subjective. There are many factors that determine how fast you age whether it be internally or externally. Either way, you want to do something about the factors that you can control rather than the ones that are out of your reach. Your genetics are going to play a part in your aging, but that is not something that you can stop or control. On the other hand, you can stay on top of your habits and your diet. Sometimes, eating the right things can help not only with your internal but your more superficial signs of aging as well.

What you eat can age you. You have to avoid some things and have to take in others. While smoking and drinking are not technically foods, they are things that can age you prematurely both inside and out. If you smoke you should stop, and if you drink, cut down on how much. Drinking red wine can actually be beneficial for both anti-aging and weight loss (see the post “Red Wine May Aid Weight Loss“), but you can not over do it. Despite some of the health benefits, limiting your alcohol consumption is particularly important for women, as was recently discovered in a European study (discussed in the post “Alcohol Affects Risks of Cancer and Heart Disease in Women“).

As you may have guessed, foods that are more natural and considered to be part of a healthy diet are the best anti-aging diet foods. Fruits and vegetables are foods that top the list of foods good to slow down aging. These are full of antioxidants and anti inflammatory substances that are going to be of the most help with slowing down aging. The more colorful ones are the most beneficial. If you already have a diet full of these, you are one step ahead. Remember, they help with a variety of health issues as well. Cold water fish, such as trout and salmon, are also said to be another source of good anti-aging antioxidants. These help keep your immune system strong, which helps the body stay clean and clear of toxins. As you can imagine, toxins are one of the top reasons for premature aging.

Other foods beneficial in keeping you looking and feeling young are nuts, whole grains, and yogurt. More specifically, eat barley, green foods of all types, hot peppers, beans, spinach, curry, tomatoes, almonds, lentils, and acai (acai may not do much for weight loss, but it’s a great food to improve health – see the post “Acai Berry and Weight Loss“). Perhaps the best food for anti-aging, at least in the aspect of culinary enjoyment, is chocolate. That’s right! If you love chocolate, know eating it in moderation is good for you, not only as an aid for weight loss (see my post “Chocolate Increases Weight Loss“), but also for its anti-aging benefits.

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