An anti-aging diet may be able to slow the signs of aging
Staying youthful and healthy can be as easy as following an anti-aging diet. Consider the following for categorizing the foods you eat into an anti-aging diet:
An effective anti-aging diet should be founded fruits and vegetables, which should make up 50 percent of your daily caloric intake, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's My Plate program, which replaces the food pyramid. Fruits like berries of all types are filled with antioxidants. Leafy greens, like spinach, are rich in vitamin K, which reduces bones loss, a culprit in osteoporosis.
Poultry, lean beef and pork and fish are essential to the anti-aging diet, maintaining muscle mass and giving a feeling of fullness, which is important in weight control. Fat-free and low-fat dairy products, such as milk and yogurt, also provide important minerals, including calcium, phosphorous and potassium to the anti-aging diet.
Omega-3 fatty acids:
And important weapon in the fight against inflammation, this is an essential component of an anti-aging diet. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids include fish, such as salmon, mackerel and sardines, and plant oils like flaxseed oil.
An anti-aging diet of whole wheat, oats and brown rice helps control appetite due to the fiber it contains.
The resveratrol contained in red wine is an antioxidant that reduced inflammation and protects arteries, making this an ideal meal accompaniment for an anti-aging diet. In addition, research suggests it also may inhibit cell death in the heart and brain. The catch is that you should limit yourself to no more than five ounces a day because more could be harmful. Or you can avoid the alcohol altogether and eat red-skinned grapes or drink grape juice.
Coffee and tea:
Though the caffeine may keep you awake if you drink it too late in the day, it's the chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant that makes coffee a great part of an anti-aging diet. Green, black, white and oolong teas also contains an antioxidant, polyphenols.
The anti-aging diet even leaves room for a little dessert. Cocoa flavanols are believed to control inflammation, lower blood pressure and boost brain power.