Welcome to part two of our anti-aging food series. We’ll be reporting back on lots more ways you can improve your skin and overall health simply by making changes to your diet. We’ll also let you know about new superfoods as they are announced and how to get the most from seasonal and organic produce.
Fish rich in Omegas – Fish such as salmon and mackerel are packed with essential fatty acids that are not produced by the body naturally. These Omega oils are so important to overall body health and it’s essential that we get at least two helpings of fish a week in order to top up Omegas and keep the body in optimum health. Tuna is also a good source of Omega 3 although quite expensive so you might find that salmon and mackerel are much more cost effective sources. Vegetarians or those not keen on fish can get lots of Omega from walnuts, flax and Chia seeds too! There is very reliable data being released today that shows Omega 3 fats have a positive effect on the body and the brain leading to improved body function, mood and attitude together with anti-aging properties that work throughout the body.
Whole Grains – We are always hearing about the importance of whole grains, but is there scientific proof in this advice? A 2008 review of this diet-friendly and healthy food (including brown rice, whole wheat, oats, whole grain breads, and cereals) concluded that a meal plan that is packed with whole grains helps you to stay slim and also keeps your digestive system operating in peak condition. Whole grain also has a low ranking on the Glycaemic Index making them one of the slowest burning foods to help you to stay full for longer. Other research also shows that whole grains offer significant protection against heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, gum disease and stroke. Whole grains are also one of the easiest foods to incorporate into your diet as there are so many great products on the market today.
Berries – Berries used to be a seasonal fruit found during the summer and early autumn, but now thanks to new growing techniques and air-freight we are able to enjoy these juicy morsels of goodness the whole year through! Berries such as blueberries, blackberries, grapes, and blackcurrants are packed full of phytochemicals known as flavonoids. These powerful antioxidants are fantastic at protecting the body against free radical damage and from aging prematurely. Sprinkle them on your cereal or eat them straight from the box at least one handful a day or if you don’t have time take our berry complex one a day capsules to get your daily quota!
Garlic – Eating a clove of garlic each day can protect your body against cancer and heart disease. Remember, anti-aging foods don’t just have an effect on the outside. It’s really important to eat anti-aging foods for what is going on inside too. Garlic is also known to reduce cholesterol levels and more studies are being carried out on this effect right now. Garlic is very easy to incorporate into your diet especially if you love cooking. If you don’t like the odour of garlic you can purchase odour-free capsules easily.
Eating a sensible diet packed with these foods and carrying out some kind of moderate exercise at least 3 times a week will keep your body in tip-top condition and looking and feeling its best!