Everyone knows an apple a day will keep the doctor away … but what do we eat to keep the wrinkles away?
The right foods can add years to your life; helping to prevent common symptoms of aging and even age-related diseases like osteoporosis, diabetes and heart disease—so that you can get the most out of every day under the sun.
So today, we’re going to take a look at five powerful, antioxidant-packed anti-aging foods that are delicious, nutritious, and helpful in keeping the wrinkles away …
Anti-Aging Superfood #1: Olive Oil
The people of Mediterranean countries like Greece have long been known for their age-defying good looks and lasting health. Now we know why.
Olive oil is a unique source of monounsaturated fats that are much healthier and easier for your body to process than other fats that come from butter, lard, or other common oils. It’s also rich in polyphenols; a powerful type of antioxidant that offers unique benefits in the fight against age-related diseases.
Olive oil goes great on salads, fish, and in marinades—as you no doubt already know. Thanks to its high smoke point, Olive oil is also the perfect medium for delicious, healthy sautés.
Anti-Aging Superfood #2: Yogurt
Back in the 1970’s, Soviet Georgia was rumored to have the most centenarians (people 100 years or older) per capita of anywhere in the world. Their secret? Yogurt.
While that may never have been proven directly, we do know that yogurt is chock-full of calcium and the “good bacteria” that aid digestion and reduce the risk of age-related intestinal illnesses.
You can enjoy your yogurt just about any way you like (in India, they drink it for mid-day refreshment) but we enjoy ours with a touch of honey and some fresh berries.
Anti-Aging Superfood #3: Fish
If you look out across the world’s most notoriously healthy cultures, you’ll notice that many of them eat a diet that’s pretty heavy on fish.
It makes sense, too. Fish is a much leaner protein than chicken, steak or pork—packed with healthy compounds like Omega-3 fatty acids that help prevent cholesterol buildup and protect against abnormal heart rhythms.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy a good piece of fish, with cooking method depending on the cut of fish. But it’s hard to turn down a nice piece of whitefish that’s been blackened or broiled to perfection.
Anti-Aging Superfood #4: Nuts
Two and a half extra years.
That’s the average amount of time you can add to your life just by eating nuts on a regular basis. Two and a half extra years. You’d have to be nuts not to go for that.
As rich sources of unsaturated fats, nuts can offer many of the same health benefits as olive oil. But they’re also packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants—lending a healthy boost to your afternoon snack.
Mixed nuts (like Planter’s “Men’s Health” mix) offer a delicious variety of protein-packed nuts, and we also like unsalted almonds for those who might be a little more diet-conscious.
Anti-Aging Superfood #5: Wine
It’s not always easy to make the healthy choice—but this one is clearly an exception.
Packed with antioxidants and compounds like resveratrol (which is believed to help slow cellular aging), an occasional glass of red wine can help protect against diabetes, heart disease, and age-related memory loss.
Sure; there are other foods like blueberries or Açaí that pack a stronger antioxidant punch—but red wine is easily accessible, sociable, and provides a full spectrum of anti-aging benefits that simply can’t be denied.
We recommend a good Cabernet like Los Vascos, or perhaps something more traditional from Burgundy.
Getting Hungry Yet?
When it comes to wellness and fighting off the effects of aging, your greatest weapon is always going to be the power of prevention.
Eating these anti-aging superfoods on a regular basis will give your body the tools it needs to fight off the incremental effects of aging day in and day out. By giving you the energy you need to overcome stress and fatigue … by giving your body an extra little “kick” in the right direction, they’ll help prevent continued aging and reduce your risk of age-related diseases.
They might not help as much with existing conditions (fortunately, NuLife Institute has plenty of solutions for those), but a balanced diet including these anti-aging superfoods can make a world of difference in your life.
Enjoy (in moderation, of course)!