For centuries, people have been searching for the fountain of youth. Although this is in itself a fantasy, you can increase your chances of living longer by making a few adjustments to the way you eat. Basically, it all boils down to one factor - diet. The old saying “you are what you eat” holds true when it comes to anti-aging. Eating better is the key to better health and increasing your chances of living longer.
What do we mean by eating better? Here are a few points:
- Cutting down our salt, and pure sugar intake;
- Cutting down but not eliminating carbohydrates.
Eating more of these foods:
- Legumes and lentils (peas, beans) etc;
- Whole grain bread, rice, and cereals.
Added to this list are foods that give extra boosts of phytochemicals that help the immune system and a variety of body functions. Blueberries, cranberries, and strawberries all contain phytochemicals. These are readily available in grocery stores. However to get the benefit of the phytochemicals, these berries must be vine ripened and picked within the last 48 hours. You can also grow these small fruit trees and shrubs yourself and enjoy that fresh from the garden taste.
Other “super foods” include:
Chlorella is a green algae loaded with, proteins, carbohydrates, all of the B vitamins, vitamins C and E, amino, enzymes and rare trace minerals.
If you want to know more about Chlorella, I suggest you check this article: Health Benefits and Side Effects of Chlorella. The author spent a lot of time researching this article and has used a lot of references to give in-depth detail.
Broccoli Sprouts. You can get these at many grocery stores in the produce section or at the health food store.
Quinoa is a grain protein and is a good source of fibre and complex carbohydrates.
Soy beans and soy products like tofu or soy milk. These are also available in the produce section of the grocery store.
Flax seed is a good source of Omega-3 oils, which are helpful in heart conditions.
Diet is very important when it comes to anti-ageing and with these suggestions you can easily make a few adjustments to your diet. At first, it is a little hard to adjust but once you get into good eating habits you will feel better and look better. Plus you will be able to have more energy to do the things you want to do and get more out of life. Research has proven that when you add exercise to healthy eating you can prolong your life by just a few simple changes to your lifestyle.
Plant Wisdom has a range of antioxidant products that can help with the ageing process;