Start with your Diet to delay the aging process

October 25, 2013

Our professionals at Hillandale would like to provide you with some tips on how to slow aging with your diet.  At Hillandale "We Care Like Family, Because We Are" and we also will offer ongoing, helpful advice on senior topics. Our experts have your best interest at heart and can offer the best senior living/care options in the greater Cincinnati area.


Growing old is inevitable. You may be able to improve your health and overall well being.  Studies indicate if you live an overall healthy lifestyle, you are more likely to live longer.  Are you interested in ways to improve your healthy lifestyle? Are you interested in ways to slow down the aging process?  Let’s dive into an article from Tanya Zuckerbrot with Fox News, about improving your diet and examples of foods that aid in the delay the aging process.  

Want to Slow Down Aging?  Start With Your Diet
By Tanya Zuckerbrot

We can’t stop the aging process, but we can slow it down by choosing foods that can help delay and minimize the effects of aging!

Rich in antioxidants, research shows these anti-aging gems prevent collagen destruction and inflammatory responses that contribute to wrinkles. Also, these fruits are high in vitamin C, which according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is associated with fewer wrinkles and less skin dryness.  

Olive oil and olives

No doubt you’ve heard that the oil in olives is good for your heart, but did you know that olive oil also has great anti-aging benefits?  In addition to moisturizing the skin, olive oil is also rich in antioxidants including vitamin E that help protect the body from free radical damage that causes aging.  

Carrots, peaches, apricots

These foods are a great source of vitamin A produced from beta-carotene that promotes healthy cell growth, helps prevent dry, flaky skin and reduces lines and wrinkles.  

Tomatoes

Eating lycopene-rich tomatoes can help boost production of pro-collagen, a protein that maintains healthy skin structure. Studies have shown that a diet rich in cooked tomatoes can help prevent skin damage from UV rays by as much as 30 percent.

Wild salmon

Fatty fish such as wild salmon is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, an anti-inflammatory nutrient that also helps moisturize the skin and give it a healthy glow.  A study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that elderly people who had eaten more fish and veggies over their lifetime had fewer wrinkles.

Tip: Opt for wild salmon instead of farm-raised because wild contains the antioxidant astaxanthin, which helps protect skin from sun damage that leads to wrinkles and sagging. 

If you have any questions, need any additional information, or would like to schedule a free tour,  give our friendly professionals at Hillandale Communities a call at (513) 777-1400.

Sources:  FoxNews & www.seniorsguideonline.com

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