Eating a properly balanced diet can address several causes of aging. The right nutrition can help eliminate free radicals, reduce inflammation, prevent hormonal imbalances and decrease the risk of mitochondrial dysfunction.
- Focus on simple, whole, organic foods. Avoid overly processed foods that come with a complicated label.
- Eat foods in their natural forms. As often as possible, eat foods the way they appear in nature. Especially avoid canned or fried foods.
- Get plenty of high quality, low fat proteins. This includes low fat cuts of beef, pork, and poultry as well as seafood that has not been battered or fried.
- Balance proteins and vegetables. Try to get 15 grams of protein for every 2-3 cups of non-starchy veggies.
- Avoid white flour and sugar. Stick to whole grains.
- Reduce dairy fats.
- Replace “bad” fats with “good” fats. Avoid hydrogenated oils and trans fats and choose olive, canola, flax or walnut oils.
- Get plenty of omega 3. You can find this “good” fatty acid in avocados, nuts and fish oils.
- Stay away from caffeine. Opt for decaffeinated teas and plenty of water instead of soda or coffee.
A balanced diet will help with anti aging as well as weight loss or weight maintenance. It will also decrease your chances for heart disease and other degenerative diseases.