An Anti-Aging Diet only concerns us when we start to notice that in fact, we are aging. Many people are in denial until very late in life. They use so many anti-aging products that pretty soon they start to believe that they really do look like the person behind the mask and that they are not really aging. For the rest of us, we see the signs and we start working to slow the process as soon as possible. One of the first places that we should start is with our diet.
Can our diets affect the rate at which our bodies deteriorate with age? The answer is an emphatic “yes”! The diet that will help to slow the aging process in our bodies is not a weight reduction diet as such, although those who follow a good anti-aging diet will most likely lose any extra body weight they are carrying around….and that would be a good thing because it will make life easier for the bones and joints.
An anti-aging diet is very much like the popular Mediterranean diet. The ideal anti-aging diet should consist of about 50-55% complex carbohydrates such as fruits and vegetables. That means that about half of all of the calories that you consume in a 24-hour period should consist of fresh fruit and vegetables. About 20% of the daily calorie consumption should come from protein, but those protein sources should consist mostly of protein from plants. Another 25% should come from fat (unsaturated), and about 5% from sweets. That is a far cry from the standard American diet that consists of about 46% carbohydrates, 11% from protein (mostly meat), and an alarming 43% from fat — and not the unsaturated variety, either.
The standard American diet will add years to the body’s appearance years before those years are actually lived, and it is also is a heart attack looking for a place to happen.
To eat a diet that will prevent premature aging, you should drink at least eight glasses of water every single day. Water is essential for the health of the body. Every day, you should eat whole grains like wheat, barley, and oats. Every day, you should eat fresh fruit and fresh vegetables. You shouldn’t have poultry or fish as a main course more than twice a week and you shouldn’t have heavy beef or sweets more than once a week.
All this might seem like it will require a large adjustment to your present lifestyle, but we will take it slow and it remember our goal here is to slow down the aging process so some adjustments must be made. We are here to help you make those adjustments. We will be posting recipes each and every week that fit nicely into the popular Mediterranean diet which as stated earlier is a good anti-aging diet. The recipes are easy to print, and if you follow along, print them and put them into a 3 ring binder, before long you will have a nice anti-aging recipe book.
Scattered among these recipes you will find articles about healthy lifestyle changes that you can make to help slow the aging process. Other articles will be ways to help correct some of the aging challenges we face such as hair loss, wrinkles etc. So you are invited to join us as we make this journey. There are two easy ways to make sure that you never miss an article. One is to sign up for the free Super Food Recipe book at the top right side of this article. The other is to join our NetworkedBlogs at the bottom right of this page. We would love to have you join us.