As we age we become conscious of what we consume so that we can live long. You must have heard of some foods that provide essential nutrients to combat the effects of aging. Choosing youth-promoting foods will equip your body with the cancer-fighting, wrinkle-smoothing, and metabolism-reviving vitamins and nutrients it needs to help you look and feel young and vibrant. A number of foods provide specific benefits that become more important once you’re “over the hill.” Hungry yet? Eat more of these foods to combat aging and live longer. One surprising snack should be a staple in your diet if you’re over 50.
Just one medium-sized carrot is bursting with 203 percent of your daily recommended vitamin A, which will help keep your skin smooth and vision as sharp as it was in your 20s. “This vegetable is orange thanks to high levels of beta- carotene, which is a precursor to vitamin A… which also happens to be a form of the main active ingredient in Retin-A (the topical ointment that helps fight dark spots, wrinkles, and acne by increasing cell turnover).
After 50, it’s more important than ever to eat foods that promote healthy digestion, heart health, and weight maintenance. Eating beans promote heart health and help you maintain a healthy weight. Navy beans, garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas), and black beans are among the healthiest types you can eat.
As you get older, your bone density tends to decrease, putting you at risk for fractures and osteoporosis. A diet rich in dairy products — if you can tolerate
them — will help you avoid weakening bones. Eating yogurt regularly can promote bone health. Just check to make sure the yogurt you’re buying provides significant amounts of calcium and vitamin D.
Making an omelet? Forget separating the white from the yolk and embrace the whole egg! The healthy fats within the yolks can help you feel fuller longer and curb cravings.
To balance hormones, the diet must contain high fiber vegetables to stabilize leptin levels by making you feel full longer. They help in balancing vitamins,
minerals, antioxidants. The fiber found in cabbage, broccoli, or Brussels sprouts help stabilize blood sugar and insulin by slowing down digestion.