The Anti Aging Diet That Will Help You Look and Feel 10 Years Younger!
Following The Right Anti Aging Diet Can Make You Look And Feel 10-15 Years Younger!
You may have a difficult time wrapping your head around this; but there’s actually a tried and true anti aging diet plan that can help you win the battle over saggy skin (especially under the chin and around the neck), wrinkles and those unattractive bags under your eyes.
By: Jon Bender
It’s amazing how much the right diet can improve your looks, not to mention boost your energy levels through the roof! That’s right; simply changing what you eat (and how much), and staying away from the “bad” premature aging type foods (those that cause inflammation) can literally turn back the hands of time and make you look years younger.
First, Let’s Take a Closer Look at Aging Accelerators And How An Anti Aging Diet Will Help Stop Them In Their Tracks:
1. A Sluggish Digestive System
One of the most important health factors when it comes to healthy aging is a properly functioning digestive system. When your digestive system isn’t functioning properly your body won’t absorb nutrients well which leads to undernourished muscles, bones, nails, skin and hair, causing you to not only look older, but feel older as well. You’ll also be more prone to yeast infections, headaches, depression, and experience diminished energy levels. It’s believed that approximately 70% of the immune system is located in the stomach, so when it’s sluggish, the immune system can be jeopardized. There’s even a connection between the digestive system and our moods. As a matter of fact, 90% of the mood boosting chemical serotonin is produced in the bowels.
When it comes to anti aging, detoxification and the digestive system, consuming beet-root provides a great vitamin and mineral anti-aging tonic. Beet-root is packed with carotenoids, folic acid, iron, fiber, calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, vitamins A, B and C, and also contains red pigment which is antioxidant rich and has detoxification and anti-inflammatory agents.
2. Hormonal Imbalance
When your hormones are out of balance your body has no choice but to age starting with weight gain, wrinkled skin, lack of sleep and increased stress. Hormones fight each other in complicated ways, meaning that stress or an improper diet can stir up your hormones causing them to overreact, leading to fat gain especially around the mid section, anxiety, allergies, loss of libido, sugar and alcohol cravings and more.
Garlic is a fantastic hormone equalizer containing vitamin B6 which will help with serotonin development. It also helps control cortisol levels and regulate blood sugar levels. Make eating a clove a day part of your anti aging diet along with broccoli and cabbage. Eating these three together are especially good for women as they can synergistically help boost a womans testosterone level thus increasing her sex drive.
The body’s cells need oxygen, however when combined with other molecules oxygen can generate unstable components that are referred to as free radicals that speed up the aging process. When they are subjected to unhealthy toxins caused by stress, alcohol, various chemicals and UV light, it adds to the amount the body needs and thus can increase free radicals.
Antioxidant Rich Super Foods
The perfect anti aging diet will be rich in colorful foods that include green leafy vegetables, purple and red berries, orange fruit, cacao and green tea, all containing high levels of antioxidants which can reduce free radicals.
Inflammation is a natural reaction to allergies, infection and/or injury. As we age, the inflammation response goes into overdrive, allowing activated immune cells to continue circulating in the body, leaving us in a chronic state of low level inflammation, causing loss of skin health, infections and allergies. Classic inflammatory foods include sugar, red meat, white flour, white rice and full fat dairy products, all that will never play a part in an anti aging diet.
Instead go for foods containing inflammation lowering antioxidants like those found in turmeric and healthy omega 3 fatty acids. Inflammatory symptoms often show up during menopause, as estrogen levels decline. Eating an anti aging diet loaded in plant estrogen like seeds, beans, whole grains and leafy greens will help reduce inflammation naturally.
When we eat too many acid generating foods like sugar loaded foods, cheese, coffee and meat we end up with acid overload which leads to aging. To neutralize surplus acid, the body draws calcium and magnesium from our bones, making them weak and eventually leading to osteoporosis. In addition, iodine is drawn from soft tissue, which adversely affects the thyroid, leading to depression, fatigue, diabetes, heart disease, weight gain and more.
Eat or Drink Your Greens
If you eat a meal that is high in acid producing foods, balance it out later with a healthy blend of green foods (spinach, lettuce, parsley, kale, fresh ginger, lemon or celery, preferably whipped up in a blender after your meal has had time to settle. You can also add grated ginger to a cup of lemon tea (lemon juice actually turns alkaline once ingested) if that’s more convenient. It’s also a great addition to any anti aging diet.
Again, an anti aging diet won’t include foods high in sugar, salt, fatty meats, white foods including flour and rice, unhealthy fats like vegetable oil. Stick to healthy fats that are found in foods like oily fish such as salmon, sardines, avocados and almonds. And remember, nothing beats whey protein when it comes to anti aging and building lean muscle mass!
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