Aging is unavoidable – and everybody goes through it. But there are some lifestyle changes we can make to hopefully slow down the aging process.
First and foremost – limit junk food. All the added sugar can cause health issues down the road, and serious problems in 10 or 20 years, so avoid the temptations of sweets now.
Bring more fish into your diet – the omega-3 fatty acids help protect from disease as we age, as well as heart problems, depression, and even cancer. If you’re not a fish fan, you can always take an omega-3 supplement.
Grab colorful fruits and veggies – berries, leafy greens, carrots, red peppers – all are rich in antioxidants and fiber, which counter the negative effects of aging.
Finally – stay hydrated. Many of our systems that keep us hydrated degrade as we age, like our kidneys, and some medications can increase water loss – but while water is the best route for hydration, you can also grab foods with high water content, like cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, strawberries, and watermelon.
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