The food eaten today will play a huge role in the how we look and feel tomorrow, next year and the year after that. Certain foods are deemed as “superfoods” because in addition to providing low-fat nutrition they also provide significant protection against age-related diseases. These specific superfoods are part of an anti-aging diet that will help fend off osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, wrinkles, muscle loss and heart disease.
Spinach Keeps Bones Strong And Eyes Clear
When it comes to preventing osteoporosis and keeping bones strong, spinach is right up there with calcium. Spinach is loaded with vitamin K, and vitamin K plays a huge role in improving bone density and preventing bone fractures.
Spinach also contains the same nutrients, zeaxanthin and lutein, that are found in the eye’s retina. Those nutrients from spinach nourish the eye’s retina and absorb harmful sunlight helping to prevent macular degeneration and blindness which can be caused by years of cumulative sunlight exposure.
Curry Powder Fends Off Alzheimer’s
Curry powder will help keep the mind sharp when it’s used as part of an anti-aging diet plan. Curry powder helps to fend off Alzheimer’s by preventing the growth of amyloid plaques, which are sticky proteins that are toxic to brain cells.
Curry powder contains antioxidants that protects against cell, tissue and organ damage by fending off free radicals within the body that can attack brain tissue and lead to Alzheimer’s.
Tomatoes Keep Skin Smooth And Young Looking
Wrinkle-free skin looks young and an anti-aging diet plan has to include a superfood that will protect skin from wrinkles. Tomatoes contains lycopene which protects skin from wrinkle-causing oxidation caused from years of sun exposure. Eating a little healthy fat, like olive oil, along with tomatoes or a tomato based product will help the body absorb the lycopene more effectively and keep skin smooth and young looking.
Almonds Prevent Muscle Loss
Almonds are rich in vitamin E, the hard-to-get vitamin that promotes muscle strength, agility and coordination. Vitamin E works to neutralize the free radicals that attack the muscle and nervous system, preventing muscle loss, age-related weakness and loss of muscle coordination.
Anti-Aging Diet Contains Heart Healthy Chocolate
Most of us don’t have to be reminded to eat chocolate, but a little reminder that chocolate is a heart healthy superfood when eaten in moderation as part of anti-aging diet may prevent chocolate from being eliminated altogether.
It’s typical for blood pressure to rise as we age, high blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease. Eating a little dark chocolate daily will help lower blood pressure which will reduce the risk of heart attacks and stroke.
Eating spinach, curry powder, tomatoes, almonds and chocolate as part of a daily anti-aging diet plan can help keep you looking and feeling young for many years to come.