In a recent interview with Rachel Ray, Dr. Oz revealed the top foods he likes to eat to slow down the aging process. I’m sharing this because I agree with the good doctor on these (and I am doing my best to age gracefully). They not only slow the aging process (due to the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants), they do a whole lot more.
Lower blood pressure
Slow the aging of the brain and heart
Slows the development of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.
Here are the foods Dr. Oz recommends:
1. Wild-Caught Fatty Fish (like salmon)
Fish, like salmon, contain the omega-3 fatty acids, which possess potent anti-inflammatory properties. And the lower your inflammation is, the better your health may be. However, there are plenty of people who are deficient in the omega-3 fatty acids, which could speed up the aging process. Get your fill by eating more fatty fish. If you’re not a fish fan, then you should supplement with fish oil, krill oil, or an algae-based supplement.
Nuts and seeds are a great source of nutrition. Not only are they full of protein, they also contain the vitamins and minerals your body needs to slow the aging process. Nuts like walnuts, for example, have been shown to boost brain function by slowing down aging of the brain. For a great snack, grab a handful of almonds, peanuts, walnuts, pistachios, or pecans to get your fill of anti-aging nutrients.
3. Dark Leafy Greens
Dark leafy greens, like spinach and kale, contain a boatload of nutrients to protect your health, while slowing down the aging process. Not only do they slow down the aging process, they also improve your digestion (fiber), lower cholesterol, and reduce the risk for diabetes or heart disease.
Pomegranates are great for slowing the aging process. The juice itself is brimming with nutrients that your body needs to stay healthy and youthful. These nutrients may also lower blood pressure—which is important, since high blood pressure is linked to faster aging.
As an added bonus, when your diet is full of these foods you are likely going to drop some unwanted body fat (is there usually any other kind of fat?). So, If you want to slow down the aging process, prevent fine lines and wrinkles, or you just want to look “your age,” then it’s important that you maintain a healthy diet full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
And, according to Dr. Oz, including these 4 foods could lower inflammation and blood pressure, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and are important for slowing down the aging process.
That’s a whole lot of reasons to dial in your diet with some easy adds.
*** If you are not a fish lover and still want the Omega 3, or have a hard time eating enough veggies, the best way to get them is through a quality nutrition supplement.