Have You Heard About Anti-Aging Foods?
Anti-aging foods help you avoid many of the problems such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, some forms of cancer and other conditions that come with age. Eating well, exercising, and maintaining a good weight for your bone structure are requirements for staying healthy.
The foods that are considered anti-aging are the same foods that stimulate the metabolism and give you energy. This is important since exercise, necessary at all ages, requires energy.
- Yogurt – the plain variety without sugar
- Olive oil and olives
- Chocolate – the pure cocoa
- Berries, especially blueberries
- Vegetables and fruits
How can you go wrong eating these foods? These are the healthy food choices for people of all ages. Start eating good foods now and actually enjoy aging while losing weight the healthy way.
Plain yogurt without added sugar contains calcium and the acidophilus bacterium culture that provides good flora to your intestines. Olive oil contains the polyphenols and antioxidants that lower your dangerous LDL cholesterol levels.
Nuts and cold water fish contain the Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids also needed to control cholesterol levels. Blueberries and other berries are high in antioxidants. Other fruits and vegetables provide the vitamins and minerals needed for good skin, bones and muscles.
Chocolate and Wine May Be Nature’s Perfect Foods
Chocolate is the type that is at least 50 percent cacao. The seeds from the large pod that grows on the Theobroma cacao tree contain antioxidants that have kept the people of Mexico and Central America healthy for over 2,000 years. But the small dark seeds in the thick yellow pod are bitter. Europeans learned how to grind the seeds and mix them with sugar and other ingredients to make rich chocolate candies, baked goods, and drinks.
The best chocolate to consume is a plain block or bar of the dark chocolate with limited sugar. Small amounts are healthy. Rich chocolate cake, candy and mousse have little food value.
Wine, one of the world’s oldest fermented beverages, is a digestive aid and accompaniment to food. Four ounces of wine a day will contribute to a happy heart, according to the American Medical Association.
Red wine is preferred since it can lower blood pressure and the risk of stroke along with type-2 diabetes. Wine is also attribute to lowering the risk of colon cancer and other digestive ailments.
Enjoy Anti-Aging Foods
Staying healthy as you age means controlling your food consumption by eating more fresh, natural foods while avoiding most of the packaged foods with additives and preservatives.
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