Although the fountain of youth has yet to be discovered, there are other ways you can slowly turn back the hands of time. Sure, you can spend hundreds of dollars on creams that promise you’ll look 20 again, but save those extra dollars. Instead of spending on the outside, start focusing on the inside.
What am I referring to exactly? Well, it’s your diet of course! Yes, that’s right, the foods you eat daily can go a long way in either speeding up or slowing down the aging process. So, if you want to look and feel forever young, you should be eating the foods listed below.
But how can food work to turn back the hands of time? Well, studies conducted at Washington University School of Medicine found that eating foods that contain nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN)—a compound already naturally produced in the body—has a positive effect on the aging process. Their research was conducted on animals, but may very well translate to humans too.
NMN can be found in a variety of fruits and vegetables. Although the mice in the study consumed water with high levels of NMN—much greater than what is found in fruits and vegetables—even regular consumption of NMN-rich foods can go a long way in keeping your insides “forever young.”
Aside from NMB foods, there are other essential compounds required to promote anti-aging. So, if you want to start the anti-aging process from the inside, you’ll want to begin incorporating the following foods into your diet.
Best anti-aging foods you should be eating daily
- Green tea
- Orange bell peppers
- Fatty fish
- Olive oil
These are just some of the foods that contain the essential vitamins, antioxidants, and compounds to help you achieve inner anti-aging. Research suggests that following the Mediterranean diet is also a good way of eating for anti-aging. Numerous studies have linked the Mediterranean diet to lower rates of Alzheimer’s disease.
The Mediterranean diet helps promote anti-aging because it is full of olive oil, fatty fish, and plenty of fruits and vegetables that work to promote overall good health. Essentially, steering clear of fatty foods, saturated fat, processed food, and refined food is a good rule of thumb if anti-aging is a priority for you.
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