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Longevity Diet Health
A pro longevity diet is basically a diet that is, in a single word, healthy — because longevity and health go hand in hand. However, today, with the excess of information that we have, along with the variety of products claiming to be good for your body in a hundred ways, as well as all the foods we know are bad but are so tempted by, it is difficult to know exactly what is healthy and what is not.
Antioxidants: Free radicals are chemicals that play a major role in causing illness and aging. A longevity diet with enough antioxidants can get rid of free radicals, thus preventing illness and slowing down the aging process. Good sources of antioxidants are dried fruits, nuts, red wine, and fleshy fruits such as strawberries, figs, peaches, oranges, and guavas.
Omega 3 fatty acids: Fish is one of the best sources of anti aging nutrition — specifically of these unsaturated fatty acids, which have been found to provide a wide range of health benefits. These fatty acids protect against heart disease, stroke, arthritis, high cholesterol, depression and stress, cancer, and possibly many other diseases. A good vegetarian source of omega 3 fatty acids is flaxseed or flaxseed oil.
Remember that ensuring longevity requires your whole lifestyle to be healthy — this involves regular exercise and rest, and avoiding stress. A longevity diet by itself will not be very effective if these factors are not controlled.
|Submitted on January 16, 2014|