The older we get, the more important it is for us to eat a healthy diet. However, it’s often made to sound like that entails giving up delicious things we love.
For most of us, our diets really don’t have to be that bland. There are actually quite a few delicious foods that are also quite good for us. Plus, some may even slow down the aging process.
Sometimes, to make good dietary decisions, we just need a little reminder of what’s out there. All of these wonderful foods have been proven to help battle the effects of aging.
By now, everyone knows that salmon is an incredibly healthy choice for protein. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, it can combat inflammation and may even fight against Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Since protein helps you build muscle mass and produce collagen, it can have a positive impact on your appearance, too. Of course, we suggest having it baked, as smoked salmon can be high in sodium.
When was the last time you enjoyed a sweet, delectable fig? This fruit is packed with antioxidants like flavonoids and polyphenols that can help limit cell damage. Plus, figs are also high in fiber, too.
Avocados aren’t just a trendy food for hipsters to eat on toast. They are full of vitamins A and E, so they can also help keep you looking youthful and healthy. They’ve also got lots of good fats, vitamin K, and folate.
Sometimes even hailed as a superfood, bone broth tastes fantastic and is also incredibly nourishing. Plus, it’s packed with nutrients that can help combat signs of aging. It’s got collagen, which can prevent wrinkling, and the amino acid glycine, which can help you get better sleep.
And that’s just for starters. You’ll also find it’s rich in anti-aging minerals and glycosaminoglycans, which are good for your joints. Oh, and it’s also surprisingly easy to make in an Instant Pot.
If you enjoy munching on nuts, you’ll be glad to know they’re actually a great, healthy snack – especially tree nuts. They’ve got good fats that can help lower your risk of developing type-2 diabetes and they’re packed with protein, too.
We probably don’t need to tell you twice that it’s okay to enjoy a little chocolate. In fact, it can even provide you with some great anti-aging benefits. The one caveat is that it needs to be high in cacao. Therefore, you’ll want to look for bars that are at least 70% cacao.
Dark chocolate usually has less sugar and fat than lighter options as well.