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Six foods capable of slowing down aging after 50

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Jiya Saini
Jiya Saini is a Journalist and Writer at Revyuh.com. She has been working with us since January 2018. After studying at Jamia Millia University, she is fascinated by smart lifestyle and smart living. She covers technology, games, sports and smart living, as well as good experience in press relations. She is also a freelance trainer for macOS and iOS, and In the past, she has worked with various online news magazines in India and Singapore. Email: jiya (at) revyuh (dot) com

A good diet is essential to maintain good health and also the youthful appearance of our body. 

Today, we tell you what are some of the anti aging foods that you should add to your diet, especially after 50 years, to slow down the aging process.

Avocado

Adding avocados to the diet is one of the recommendations of the specialists to those who seek to age well.

“​​Rich in heart-healthy fats and fiber, B vitamins, potassium and vitamins A, C, E and K, avocados are not only helpful in protecting us from the inevitable aging process, but they’re also satisfying and delicious,” says the nutritionist Laura Burak in a comment to the Eatthis portal.

These fruits also play an important role in maintaining the healthy and youthful appearance of our skin. This is because they are an abundant source of fats that “fight inflammation and promote smooth, radiant skin,” explains nutritionist Melissa Mitri. In addition, avocados are rich in vitamin A, a nutrient capable of helping the body remove dead skin cells.

Fatty fish

Fatty fish, often also called oily fish, are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These long chains of fats are found naturally in the most varied foods, but they are especially present in salmon.

Omega-3s play an important role in good skin health, as they can help reduce skin inflammation during the aging process. In addition, they can help slow and sometimes prevent the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

Blueberries

Like avocados, blueberries are rich in vitamin A, a nutrient capable of helping our skin maintain elasticity and fight inflammation.

“Blueberries are a rich source of vitamins A and C, which may reduce inflammation that can lead to skin damage and aging,” says Mitri.

What’s more, these tiny fruits are rich in antioxidants and bioactive compounds, making them an “incredibly powerful superfood for fighting aging”.

Green leafy vegetables

Green leafy vegetables, such as kale or spinach, are foods to include in your diet if you want to combat aging.

“Packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other bioactive compounds, leafy greens provide a robust supply of anti-aging compounds that are needed on a daily basis,” explains nutritionist Marie Ruggles.

According to the specialist, foods with high levels of nutrients and anti-inflammatory compounds such as green leafy vegetables can be considered “anti-aging”, since these compounds protect our cells and DNA.

Olive oil

Olive oil is widely known for its many health benefits, one of which is keeping skin looking younger for longer. This is because its compounds mimic some of those present in our own skin.

“Our cell membranes are made up of fatty acids just like those supplied by olive oil. Cells are constantly renewing and need a regular supply of fatty acids from olive oil to manufacture new healthy cells,” says Ruggles.

Nuts

Nuts are foods rich in omega-3 and vitamin E, nutrients that help repair skin damage as we age.

Vitamin E, abundant in nuts, not only plays a role in keeping our skin looking good, but it also helps our overall health over the years. 

This nutrient is capable of reducing inflammation, improving the function of our immune system and helping our metabolism to function properly as we age.

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