Anti-aging foods that reverse the clock

Anti-aging foods that reverse the clock

Author: Canadian Living


Anti-aging foods that reverse the clock

Having great eating habits can help ward off disease, keep your figure in check and make you feel younger. But did you know what you eat can also affect your skin and how well you age?

Registered nutritionist Dr. Joey Shulman dishes on the very best anti-aging foods to include in your diet to slow the signs of aging. Take a look at what they are and how to incorporate them into your diet in the photo gallery below. You'll also find 5 foods to fight wrinkles, plus, a slew of dietary tips to help you live longer and look younger.

Photo gallery: The top 10 anti-aging foods

Rejuvenate your diet with these healthy choices.

Research shows that certain foods can help to dramatically reduce free radical damage (cellular damage) and slow the aging process. These "superfoods" pack a powerful nutritional punch and have a high anti-oxidant capacity.

In general, superfoods are whole foods that have not been refined, processed or preserved. Here are the top 10 anti-aging superfoods that can boost your health and reduce the impacts of aging.

5 anti-aging foods that fight wrinkles

Eat your way to younger-looking skin.

In an attempt to achieve a radiant complexion and avoid wrinkles, women are slathering their bodies with the latest anti-aging moisturizing creams. Although moisturizers can be somewhat helpful in improving the look and feel of our skin, the key to decreasing fine lines and improving our complexion is to decrease free radical damage from occurring at a rapid rate. In order to do this, we have to fill our diets with anti-aging foods that are rich in antioxidants and that have anti-inflammatory properties.

10 secrets of longevity

Eat the right foods and you could live to be 100.

1. Weekday vegetarian, weekend carnivore
Vegetarians generally suffer fewer degenerative diseases and cancers than their carnivore cousins. It's been estimated that a third of all cancer patients developed their disease as a result of insufficient whole plant fibre in their diets. However, you don't have to give up meat entirely to enjoy longevity – limiting your intake or eating meat only on weekends is a perfectly balanced and healthy approach.

Look and feel 10 years younger

Our two-part plan can help you reduce the signs of aging. Enjoy healthier skin, improved bone density, fewer wrinkles and brighter teeth with a few simple lifestyle changes.

Marjorie Silcoff stares thoughtfully at the ceiling of her Montreal home. The 37-year-old has been trying to think of a downside to looking 10 years younger than her age and, apparently, she's just found it. "Last year, I was carded," she says with a giggle. "I was in California and we went to a lounge. The guy wouldn't let me in without ID. I couldn't believe it."

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