Aging is inevitable. But you can slow down the physical manifestation of aging and keep signs of skin aging far at bay for a long time. How can you do this? Read on for some anti-aging nutrition tips for you to follow.
Nutrition Tip #1. Drink more water.
Water makes up 50-60% of your total body weight and certain bodily functions are carried out only in the presence of water. This is why dehydration can bring about a variety of health problems like headache, lack of energy, tiredness, hot flashes and aching joints and muscles. Wrinkled and dry skin also come about from being dehydrated. Drink at least eight glasses of water every day.
Nutrition Tip #2. Eat a balanced diet.
A healthy and balanced diet will provide you with the required nutrients that promote optimum health thus allowing your body to function well. Fruits, vegetables and whole grains provide a balance of carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and minerals that your body needs. Include healthy sources of protein such as fish, poultry and soy in your diet.
Nutrition Tip #3. Limit bad fats intake.
Fat is essential for many of your body’s processes. But dietary fats are so easily converted into body fat. Control your fat intake and control weight gain that is usually associated with aging. Avoid foods that contain a high amount of saturated fats such as cream, fried foods and processed, pre-packaged foods.
Choose the good fats. The Moroccan Argan oil is packed with the good fats.It is high in mono-unsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, known for their ability to improve cholesterol profile and prevent blockages and fatty deposits in your arteries. Popular for its pleasant nutty taste, this culinary Moroccan oil is used in salad dressing combined with lemon juice, as drizzle for pasta and grilled dishes, for light frying and stir fried dishes.
Nutrition Tip #4. Reduce salt and sugar.
Reduce the risk for hypertension and adult-onset diabetes when you reduce your salt and sugar intake. Sugar provides empty calories while salt makes you retain water, two facts that can lead to problems with weight management on top of the risk for diseases. Make your foods tastier by seasoning with spices such as pepper, basil and oregano instead of using salt. Snack on fruits and nuts instead of reaching for that brownie bar or a slice of cake.
Nutrition Tip #5. Avoid the bad habits.
Smoking, drinking and keeping too many late nights are habits that are not good for your health, more so when you want to prevent premature aging. Nicotine, caffeine and alcohol inhibit calcium absorption of the bones, prematurely starting the process of bone loss which can make you appear stooped before your time.
Alcohols make you retain fluids and stimulate your appetite. Nicotine increases your risk of cancer, dries up and discolors your skin, leaving you splotchy and wrinkly. Think twice (or twenty times) before you light up, brew a strong pot of coffee or open a bottle. You don’t want to look older than you really are, do you?