Foods That FIGHT Aging

If you are in your mid 30’s or older, aging may be an issue on your mind. Or, perhaps you’re still in your 20’s but are worried about what the future holds for you and would like to take as many preventative steps as possible right now to ensure that you stay looking young for a long time to come.

The truth is that while it’s impossible to actually stop the hands on the clock, there are a number of things that you can do that will slow down the signs of aging and help keep you looking young, radiant, and full of energy.

Aging is primarily caused by generation of the body cells without sufficient regeneration and this process can be sped up significantly from lifestyle factors, environmental factors, as well as through your diet and exercise habits.

Let’s take a look at a few of the key things that you should do if you want to fight aging at all costs.

Eat Antioxidant Rich Foods

antioxidant-foods-150x150First, on the diet side of things, one of your main missions should be to consume as many antioxidant and non inflammatory rich foods as possible. These are foods that are going to help you fend off free radical damage in the body, which will increase the speed that aging takes place, while also putting you at an increased risk for a number of different diseases as well.

Focus on eating plenty of fresh berries and fruit, vegetables, lean sources of protein, and foods rich in omega fats.

If you can structure your diet this way, you’ll be taking a large step towards fighting aging.

Prioritize Shut-Eye

sleeping-150x150Second, start making getting more sleep at night a priority. When you aren’t sleeping enough at night, you aren’t going to be giving the body time to regenerate cells that have been damaged.

Over time, this takes its toll on your body. You should be getting at least seven, if not eight hours of quality sleep each and every night.

Not only will this help you stay looking younger, but it’s also going to help you feel better as well.

Don’t Over-Exercise

over-exercise-150x150Moving along, make sure that you don’t over-exercise. As strange as this may sound, too much exercise may actually accelerate aging.

You do want to stay active – that’s absolutely required, but if you do too much exercise, this actually becomes a very huge stressor for the body and can cause high amounts of cellular damage to take place. Those of you who are slogging it out at the gym for longer than an hour should shout hooray!

Make sure that you balance intense exercise with days of rest and recovery.

Consider Smart Supplementation

spices-150x150Finally, the last thing that you can do to help fight aging is consider smart supplementation. If you supplement with the right ingredients designed to slow down the damage taking place in the body that causes aging to occur, you can go a long way towards promoting better health and keeping yourself looking young.

Following these steps will help slow the aging process.

Yours in health,

Danette May