The Best Foods To Fight Aging

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2. Fruits & veggies

Berries are one of the most potent anti-aging foods you can eat. The great thing about berries is that you can never get bored of them, because there’s just so much variety! Blackberries, strawberries, grapes, raspberries, cherries, black currants, boysenberries and particularly blueberries are packed full of nutrients that fight off the effects of aging and maintain optimal health.

Eating berries can lower your risk of heart disease and fight inflammation. Berries are also rich in antioxidants, which fight the aging process. Oxidative stress on cells contributes to the process of aging. The antioxidants in berries help fight the free radicals which fuel this process, effectively keeping you biologically “younger” than you would otherwise be.

There’s just no downside to incorporating more berries into your diet.

Another item you should add to your diet is avocado, which is rich in vitamin E and potassium. Avocados are also a good source of good fats and antioxidants which will stave off the effects of oxidative stress.

 

3. Fish

Remember the Mediterranean diet mentioned above? It’s not a coincidence that it was included in an article about foods that fight aging and neurodegenerative decline. Foods from this region are filled with foods perfectly suited to this task. In fact, a diet specially designed to combat neurodegenerative decline, the “MIND Diet,” is largely based around foods from this region.

One the prominent foods in both the MIND diet and Mediterranean cuisine is fish. You’ve probably heard that fish is brain food. There’s a reason for that. Fish is generally very high in fat, but it is healthy omega-3 fats. The brain is composed of around 60% fatty tissue, and eating lots of fish will nourish this fat-based organ and prevent age-related memory loss and decline in cognitive performance.

 

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Incorporate more of these foods into your diet while reducing your intake of sugars and unhealthy carbs, and you will put yourself on the road to looking and feeling young for a very long time.

References:

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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