Let’s face it, the process of aging is unavoidable. As the years go on, your body undergoes changes that just simply can’t be stopped.
While there’s no miracle solution for putting a stop to these age-related changes, there are certain eating habits and lifestyle choices that can help make the process a bit smoother along the way.
Continue reading to learn some helpful eating habits to slow aging, and for more healthy eating tips, check out Eating Habits to Lower Your Cholesterol.
One of the most agreed-upon ways to help slow your aging process is limiting your consumption of added sugar. And one of the most direct ways you can do this is by limiting how much processed junk food you eat.
“Eating too much junk food can lead to health issues that can cause serious problems 10 or 20 years from now, so if you want to live a long, healthy life, try avoiding the temptation of junk food like cookies and cakes whenever you can,” says registered dietitian Ronald Smith, RD.
Incorporating more fish into your diet can benefit your health in a number of ways, especially as you get older. “Fish is full of omega-3 fatty acids, which can protect your body from disease,” says Smith, “and omega-3 fatty acids help with heart problems, depression, and even cancer as you age.”
If you’re not a fan of eating fish, you may also benefit from looking into taking some omega-3 supplements instead.
According to dietitian Lisa R. Young, PhD, RDN and author of Finally Full, Finally Slim & The Portion Teller Plan, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is a helpful habit