Happy Healthy Aging Month! Before you get all bummed out about aging, let me tell you this is your chance to change how you age. The older I get, the happier I feel. I know what foods my body needs for fuel and how to keep it active with exercise. I show it plenty of self care and compassion, too. So is it so strange that my subjective age, the age that I feel, is lower than the age I actually am? Nope. I truly believe that treating your body with kindness and respect helps you age gracefully.
Sure, everyone ages. But that doesn't mean you have to feel old! You can slow down the effects of time by eating more antioxidant-rich foods. Lately, I've been adding heart-healthy fruits to my breakfast. It's a simple way to satisfy my sweet tooth without the need for added sugar! Want more easy tricks that'll help you feel forever young? Use these anti-aging tips.
Your body is constantly changing, but what about your lifestyle? If you haven't made many diet updates over the years, you could be falling short of your needs for anti-aging (and cholesterol-lowering) nutrients like antioxidants and fiber. I keep up by eating more fresh produce—cherries, pomegranate, and tomato are a few of my favorites! Wondering which foods you should be focusing on the most right now?
We all want to look and feel amazing as we get older. But without access to the elusive fountain of youth, how can we make graceful aging a reality? Our diets play a significant role in how we look and feel with age, per numerous studies. This is one reason why I love including antioxidant- and nutrient-dense foods like berries and eggs to nourish my body and mind as I get older. Wondering what other foods you can eat to feel young?
By now, you've probably determined that you can't eat the same way in your 30s, 40s, and beyond as you did when you were 18. But what should you be eating as you get older? Are there certain foods that will help you stay trim and fit? Certain ones that will help you age better?
What if some of the simplest healthy foods could help you age gracefully? Like most women, I have a few anti-aging moisturizers in my medicine cabinet. But did you know that what we put into our bodies may be more helpful for slowing down aging than lotions and creams? (Although I certainly won’t stop using those moisturizers!)