Foods To Keep You Healthy As You Age

Anti-aging food products always help people look younger, delay the effects of aging, and help to improve skin elasticity and eliminate wrinkles. Anti-aging foods are rich in selenium and powerful antioxidants such as vitamins C and E.

Jane Byrne - who is in charge of nutrition at FirstCare - explains why diet is so important, particularly in the elderly population. “A healthy diet can help you feel better and fend off illnesses for longer at any age, but it’s particularly important for our elderly patients who need the extra nutritional support. When we age our bodies don’t process the nutritional value of food as efficiently, so making sure our diet is as balanced as possible becomes even more important.”

The following 5 foods have been proven to help keep you healthier as you age:

  • Avocados

Avocados are the best moisturizing ingredients in nature. They are rich in anti-aging nutrients such as vitamins C and E and omega-3 fatty acids. Although a medium-sized avocado contains 30 grams of fat, it is a healthy, monounsaturated fat that lowers cholesterol and protects the heart.

  • Cucumber

Whether you eat a cucumber or cucumber salad, pickles are a great anti-aging remedy to improve tired and dehydrated skin. This is because cucumbers are rich in water and contain large amounts of silica, a mineral necessary to obtain smooth and shiny skin.

  • Lemons

Lemons are a vitamin C concentrate, an antioxidant essential for the health of the skin and gums. A medium-sized lemon contains over 45 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. Lemon is a natural cleansing agent that helps digestion and eliminates toxins - leaving our skin clean and radiant. Waking up in the morning with a glass of lemon or lemon juice will help you clean the skin and make you look younger.

  • Almonds

The high content of vitamin E in almonds makes it perfect for the health of the skin, hair, and nails. The body needs vitamin E to protect cells from the attack of free radicals produced by air pollution, peroxides, and ultraviolet radiation. Eat 10 to a dozen almonds a day. A quarter of a glass of almonds a day provides about forty-five percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin E.

  • Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds are an extraordinary anti-aging food and a powerful concentrate of vitamin E and selenium with very effective properties improving youth. By eating a handful of sunflower seeds a day, you'll look younger, avoid wrinkles and improve skin elasticity. In fact, a quarter glass of sunflower seeds will provide almost 90 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin E.

  • Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts are a very rich source of selenium, a mineral that works very well with vitamin E in the fight against oxidative stress and cell damage caused by free radicals. That's why it slows down the aging process. Brazil nuts are a powerful anti-aging food that should be eaten in moderation because of their high-fat content. Consuming only two Brazilian nuts per day will bring you enough selenium for younger skin.

  • Blueberries

One looks younger eating one or two glasses of blueberries a day for its daily dose of anthocyanins, an anti-aging antioxidant that increases the power of vitamin C, one of the best moisturizers in nature and a nutrient that stimulates collagen.

  • Coconut oil

Coconut oil is used for cooking but also has other uses. When your skin absorbs coconut oil, it eliminates wrinkles. Coconut oil gives connective tissue strength and exfoliates the outer layer, and is rich in vitamins A and E that help in the production of collagen.

Author Bio:

Jane Byrne has been working in the care industry for 5+ years as a project coordinator. She regularly blogs about both the personal and practical challenges of caring and is always actively working on producing informative content.


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