We can’t stop the aging process, but there are some foods that can help us age gracefully! Each of the following six foods has nutritional benefits that can help slow down the biological clock and keep us looking like we did ten years ago.
Eating fish oil can help keep your skin looking great! Fish oil prevents dryness and eczema and promotes firmness and elasticity. The two fish that have the highest levels of Omega-3 are salmon and tuna. Fish not only keeps you looking young on the outside, but it also improves your mood and mental capacities. According to AARP Magazine, “These oils have antioxidant properties, meaning they attack the cells that cause the body to decay.”
Whole grain foods have a high fiber content which keeps the digestive system regular and makes you feel fuller. Foods that have high fiber are whole wheat, oats, brown rice, farro, barley and wheat berries. According to AARP, “Whole grains have been widely accepted as a smart way to combat all types of illnesses, such as heart disease, colon and breast cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, and stroke.”
We’ve all been told to eat are vegetables because they are good for us, but which vegetables are the best? Well, vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, turnips and brussel sprouts aid our body in fighting toxins and cancer. They also keep skin looking healthy!
Eating nuts, which have protein, fiber and crucial minerals such as potassium, iron, zinc and magnesium, are good for our digestive, and immune system, and help fight cancer.
Avocado, a fruit, has all sorts of nutritional benefits. One of the many benefits is reducing the bad cholesterol in the body, combat fluid retention, high blood pressure and the risk of stroke. The vitamin E can help in reducing hot flashes in menopausal women.
Eating black and blue berries, like blackberries, black currants and black grapes, “can protect the body against damage caused by free radicals and aging.”