As our body ages, we have to be more vigilant of those things that may speed up rather than slow down the signs of aging. Our skin can tell a lot about the foods that we eat. If you put rubbish in, you will see the effects in how you look. Free radicals, inflammation, and dehydration can cause damage and cause the collagen in our skin to breakdown. On the other hand, antioxidants help neutralize these free radicals and strengthens the skin.
Regardless of your fitness goals, healthy eating should be the basis of all your plans. Grains, fruits, and vegetables give you carbohydrates for energy, as well as vitamins, fiber, and minerals. Whole-wheat bread, bagels, oatmeal and spaghetti are among the grains that your body needs. Other nutrients like protein, good fat, and carbohydrates are needed, too. You can get vitamins C and A, as well as calcium and iron from a variety of foods.
Beyond food, sleep, exercise, and general activity can help the signs of aging.
Leafy Greens – You have probably been told your whole life to “Eat you greens”. Now, research has proven their benefits as well. According to a recent study, a higher intake of green and yellow vegetables can significantly reduce the signs of wrinkles associated with aging. Spinach and kale contain phytonutrients, which are antioxidant compounds, that help protect your skin from sun damage, also. The suggested amount is 3 cups of either or a combination per week. Also, included in this group are brussels sprouts, collard greens, broccoli and cauliflowers.