Eat healthy to prevent agingYou probably hear everyday that you should eat better for a better body.  But what about eating better now for a better body in the future?

What you put into your mouth can effect how you age.  Scientific studies all over are showing that what you eat has a positive effect on your body in several ways.

  • Your brain
  • Your Cardiovascular system
  • Your muscles and joints
  • Your eyesight and much more

Eating right and the impact is has on your brain

You are probably familiar with all the benefits of eating healthy.  You read it in every magazine, hear it on every commercial and see it on just about every product in the grocery store.  But did you know that if you fuel your brain with the right foods that you could decelerate the aging process?

Certain foods, such as healthy fats are a great source for optimal brain function.

  • Fish
  • Olive oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Avocados
  • Omega 3 fatty acids

Eating right aids with Cardiovascular Disease

Millions of people over the age of 60 are suffering from cardiovascular disease.  Just because you aren’t old doesn’t mean you can’t start preventing things now.  Cardiovascular disease is often times due to poor lifesystle choices or gene.

There are several contributing factors to heart disease:

  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Poor eating habits

It is commonsense to start eating healthy when you are younger to avoid heart disease as you age.

Eating Right and Avoiding Arthritis

If you were told that what you put into your mouth will effect how you age, you would typically be more inclined to follow your diet.  Osteoarthritis is a common type of inflammation from which the aging population suffers.

Eating more vegetables and fruits, especially organic, are said to reduce the implications of arthritis.  Recent studies have shown that herbs such as ground ginger may be effective in reducing inflammation.  Reducing your sugar intake and eating raw nuts along with staying hydrated will help aid in reducing arthritis.

 

So if you starting eating right today then you will have a higher chance of aging gracefully. 🙂

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