Lifestyle can play a role in how quickly we age and studies show what we eat may offer us protection against premature aging.
Here are 5 foods that prove you can age well with your fork:
1. Fatty fish
Enjoy any fish that’s high in omega-3s. These fatty acids help protect our genes, which control, at least in part, how fast we age.
These dried beans are one of the best natural sources of fiber. Research shows a diet rich in fiber prevents the caps at the end of our chromosomes from deteriorating, protecting health and lifespan.
3. Carrot juice
While carrots are a good source of beta-carotene, an equal amount of carrot juice contains 2xs as much of the protective plant compound. Which has been shown to fight diseases that age the body and combat stress that ages the skin.
4. Sunflower seeds
An ounce of sunflower seeds will provide almost 40% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin E, a nutrient that may help fight aging through its role as an antioxidant.
Red peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C. A half cup will exceed your daily requirement providing more of the nutrient than a whole orange. Diets rich in vitamin C are associated with the appearance of fewer wrinkles.
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