Health Articles - Antiaging Nutrition


  Antiaging Nutrition

Aging is characterized by memory loss, wrinkles , may have increased risk of diseases such as cardiovascular, diabetes, osteoporosis, kidney disorders Having proper nutrition can extend your life and make you feel younger and look younger. Physical activity also plays a significant role. Antioxidants in your diet play an important role.

Nutrition tips:

  • Drink adequate water. Water prevents from dehydration.
  • Choose high fiber foods. A fiber rich food helps in lowering age related diseases.
  • Instead of 3 meals in a day have 6 small frequent meals. Improves metabolism.
  • Reduce the intake of fat foods and junk foods.
  • Reduce sugar and salt intake.
  • Avoid drugs, cigarettes, caffeine and alcohol.
  • Avoid processed foods. Processed foods don't have enough nutrients as they lose in processing. They also lack fiber.
  • Choose good amount of fruits and vegetables. Fresh fruits and vegetables supply vitamins and minerals. They are also rich in antioxidants.
  • Take vitamin supplements. As we age body doesn't produce nutrients efficiently resulting in the need for us to increase nutrients intake. Vitamin B requirement increases. Homocysteine levels should be maintained properly, if homesysteine levels rise in blood then it may lead to heart diseases. Vitamin B6 and B12 keeps the homesysteine levels low in blood.
  • Eat calcium rich foods. Especially in women as they age there may be risk for osteoporosis, so the calcium intake should be increased. After menopause if you are on hormone replacement therapy 1200 mg of calcium is recommended. If not on hormone replacement therapy 1500 mg of calcium is recommended.

Foods that cause aging: Processed foods, food additives, sugars, high carbohydrates, artificial sweeteners, alcohol, hydrogenated fats, fried foods, preserved meat, monosodium glutamate, refined flours, cigarettes, margarine.

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