We all want to punch Father Time in the nose, and slow down the aging process as best we can. There’s a lot to do, and little time to get it all done. Exercise plays a key part in that, obviously. However, many of us don’t realize that our diet can also help us feel more energetic, vibrant, and younger. Here are the top anti-aging foods for men. Make sure you work all of these into your daily dietary regimen.
Anti-aging foods: Tomatoes
Tomatoes (image up top) are tasty and packed with lycopene, an anti-oxidant that helps protect the skin against sun damage. Lycopene has also been shown to reduce the risk of prostate cancer, a big worry among men as they age.
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Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel and sardines are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which is a great anti-aging option. They have anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce the risk of heart disease. Omega-3s are also good for brain function – and helps reduce the risk of cognitive decline as we age.
We should probably include eggs at this point, since they contain more of a modest amount of Omega-3 fatty acids. Eggs also are an excellent source of high-quality protein, and are packed with essential nutrients that boost your health, like vitamin B12, good for brain function, and vitamin D, which supports bone health. Eggs also provide minerals like zinc, iron and selenium, involved in various bodily functions and contributes to overall well-being. They also just fill you up for longer periods – meaning you won’t feel the urge keep eating, ideal for weight management.
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Nuts like almonds, walnuts and brazil nuts are a great source of plant-based protein and healthy fats. They also contain antioxidants and other nutrients that can help promote healthy aging. It doesn’t take much – just a handful of these in the afternoon.
Leafy green vegetables
Leafy greens like spinach, kale and broccoli are loaded with vitamins and minerals, ideal for keeping the body healthy as we age. They are also high in anti-oxidants which help protect the body from cell damage.
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Berries like blueberries, strawberries and raspberries are high in anti-oxidants and have been show to have anti-aging properties in them. Plus they improve brain function as well.
Age is just a number! Work these five anti-aging foods into your diet, and combine with exercise and proper sleep. You’ll be amazed at how your health improves, and you’ll feel younger beyond your years.