Are you stepping into the world of managing your health and considering improving your current health to be able to age gracefully? Aging is inevitable, but with proper care, you can slow down the effects of physical aging. Aging is affected by, in a nutshell, everything that is in your life. In this blog, you will learn how to age well with a proper diet.
There’s more to aging than diet such as exercise and mental wellness, but diet plays a key factor when it comes to aging.
What you eat, directly affects your physical self. Making small changes in your eating habits can be one of the major factors to slow down aging. It even helps in lowering the risks of diseases and disorders.
Studies have shown that for a 200 pound person, losing just 10 pounds can reduce the risk of heart diseases and diabetes. Such small changes in your body can minimize health risks. Losing just 5 percent of your body weight can improve your metabolism, and liver, fat, and muscle tissue.
Researches have indicated that processed meats put you at a higher risk for colon cancer. Processed meats have been cured, salted, and smoked for better taste. It contains a large amount of cholesterol, which is obviously bad for health.
Your food plate must be filled with food in varied colors. You shouldn’t plan your health around a single ‘super-food.’ Eat dark-colored fruits and vegetables such as blueberries, cherries, spinach, and cabbage. These are loaded with fiber and carotenoids and are also rich in nutrients.
The best strategy to age well is to skip packaged foods and beverages. These are filled with preservatives and other chemicals that can harm your body in some ways. These are also loaded with sugars, which should be eliminated from your diet. Any food that has to be ripped open from a sealed packaging is likely a processed food, and should be avoided. Once you say no to packaged foods, you will essentially start eating more veggies and fruits, lean meats, fish and whole grains
While fish oil is one of the most commonly taken supplements, studies have debunked the need of supplements. There’s no actual strong evidence that shows supplements actually improve your health.
We hope you were able to learn the secrets of diet when it comes to aging, and now know what to do and how to age well.
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