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 A Plan to Stay Young - The Anti-Aging Diet

Author: Raj Kumar

anti aging dietIt is a well known fact that while we are young, we are allowed to eat whatever we want. So we eat to our hearts' content. However, once we grow old and our body starts to function less effectively than when we were young, we have to start watching what we eat in order to stay healthy and avoid the diseases and illnesses that often plague older people. In this article we intend to introduce a plan to stay young - the anti-aging diet. This diet will help give you some idea of what you should and should not be eating in order to fight off the signs of aging and stay young longer.

The signs of aging not only include wrinkles, which are one of the more visible signs of aging, but also memory loss, decreased mental ability, and higher risk of diseases such as cardiac disease or cancer. Research has shown that there is a relationship between the type of diet and health levels as you age. In order to stay healthy for a longer period of your life, you need to eat the right foods in order to provide your body with the fuel to fight aging and its associated signs.

Certain types of food contain a substance known as phytonutrients. These phytonutrients are believed to hold the key to unlocking the secret of healthy aging and longevity. Phytonutrients are antioxidants, and they help rid the body of 'free radicals', a type of particle that is extremely damaging to the body and plays a part in diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer's. As we age, the body loses its natural ability to fight off free radicals, and we must employ the use of antioxidant supplements in order to help our body get rid of harmful free radicals so that we may stay healthy longer.

You should plan to add the following foods to your diet in order to increase the levels of antioxidants in your diet as well as to fight off the signs of aging.

You should eat fish at least twice a week, as fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory that is highly beneficial for your health.

You should eat roughly 5 servings of colorful fruits and vegetables each day as they are rich in antioxidants and will are extremely helpful in the fight against aging.

You should include 2 to 3 servings of whole grains in your diet every day as they provide a large amount of phytonutrients and are also a good source of soluble fiber, which helps to lower your blood cholesterol levels.

Finally, you should remember to drink plenty of water every day as it is absolutely essential for hydration of your skin, muscles, and all the other cells of your body. Without water, dehydration would set in and your body would be unable to repair and replenish itself, and you would succumb to the signs of aging much faster than you would if you drank sufficient water each day.

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