Even though we can’t avoid getting old, what we can do is to make effort for healthy aging. Daily physical activity is an essential part of healthy aging, but dietary habit is equally important. Health experts comment that eating abundant colorful fruits and vegetables, lean protein, grains with rich fiber and unsaturated fat, and low-fat dairy while limiting consumption of processed foods with added sugar, salt, and fats are the key for the anti-aging diet. To insure the intake of essential nutrients, consume the following food frequently.
Nuts are good sources of non-animal protein, as well as magnesium, zinc, and fats that are beneficial for heart health. You can replace almonds with walnuts or pistachios, but keep the daily serving in mind, which is 1 ounce.
Salmon is rich in lean protein, which helps to build muscle. Omega-3-fats in salmon is good for heart and nerves system health, as well as skin and hair. Blue fish, sardines, mussels, herring, trout, or halibut can replace salmon if salmon is not your favorite.
3. Green Tea
Green Tea is a beverage full of antioxidant. Drinking green tea instead of sweetened soft drink is a healthy habit for rich flavanols consumption to promote heart and circulatory health. Drink more than five glasses of green tea to maximize the benefit.
4. Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts are rich in antioxidants and other nutrients which may reduce cancer risk when consumed over time. Broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and cabbage are also rich in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
Blueberries are known for containing potent antioxidants, along with other berries including blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries. Natural sweetness of berries make them tasteful fresh or frozen, eaten alone or with other food.
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