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7 Anti-Aging Foods – Tips to Slow the Aging Process

Yes, anti-aging foods can change how you look and feel! These tips for slowing the aging process include foods that decrease bad cholesterol, reduce stored fat, and fight disease (all of which helps slow the aging process).

Plus, these healthy foods help fight biological aging – which means you’ll look and feel younger.

Before the tips, a quip:

“A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. “I reckon,” he said with a twinkle in his eye, ‘It’s because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.’ ” – Dorothea Kent.

So we know one anti-aging food tip is to get enough sleep and not worry about things you can’t control. But wait, there’s more!

Here are tips from Dr Vincent Giampapa, author of The Gene Makeover: The 21st Century Anti-Aging Breakthrough about slowing the aging process…

Tips for Slowing (But Not Stopping) the Aging Process

Focus on anti-aging eating as a healthy habit – not a quick fix

Maintaining a healthy waist-to-hip ratio is more important than have a thin physique. Dr Giampapa says that anti-aging foods are a lifestyle choice that changes your body composition, so you have more lean muscle than fat. So what can you eat to stay young and energized? A healthy ratio of carbohydrates, protein, and fat — or even foods to improve your mood.

Learn the benefits of anti-aging foods

  • Reduced pain and inflammation.
  • Increased antioxidant levels (here’s how antioxidants neutralize free radicals).
  • Stabilized, balanced hormone levels.
  • Improved quality of life.
  • Decrease age-related diseases.

If you want your skin to look like a million bucks, read A Facelift Without Surgery? Yes, You Can Have Ageless Skin.

7 Anti-Aging Foods and Tips for Looking Young

Eat fat, but don’t go overboard

“Excess fat is the culprit for accelerated aging, because fat cells cause hormonal imbalances that are bad for your health,” writes Dr Giampapa in The Gene Makeover. “The hormones produced by fat cells cause inflammation, excessive clogging of arteries, deterioration of the heart and vascular system, and accelerated aging.”

Balance your nutrients

An important anti-aging food tip includes balancing your diet into 40% carbohydrates, 35% protein, and 25% fat. Follow the common sense of a healthy, balanced diet – such as the Mediterranean Diet.

Know your carbs

Remember that carbohydrates are whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, herbs, and spices. They have a low glycemic index, which means they won’t cause your blood sugar to spike. Avoiding refined sugars and processed foods is an important anti-aging food tip because it can slow the aging process.

Meet phytonutrients!

Savor phytonutrients, because they have disease-fighting power. Anti-aging foods include yellow/orange/red fruits and veggies for the cartenoids, green produce for the sulfur compounds, purple/blue/black/magenta fruits and veggies for the phenolics and flavonoids, tan veggies for the phytosterols, and white foods for the protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

Remember that protein comes in veggies – and is an anti-aging food

Increase protein intake as you age to maintain muscle mass, reduce insulin resistance, and repair DNA. Dr Giampapa says that vegetables and legumes are excellent sources of protein – this anti-aging food tip will also keep your skin healthy.

Don’t be scared of fat – only huge amounts are harmful

I’m slowly getting over my fat phobia, so this anti-aging food tip is good for me to remember. “Essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6 promote cellular membrane function, production of eicosonoids, blood pressure control, and better function of our blood platelets,” writes Dr Giampapa in The Gene Makeover.

Drink lots of water

“Drink plenty of liquids between meals, instead of with them,” says Dr Giampapa. But, drinking water while eating hampers the digestive process — so avoid water while eating your meal. Water also brightens dull skin in a natural, easy way.

I think that a better article on foods that slow the aging process is Protein Rich Foods for Healthy Hair and Skin – What Protein Does — it has tips from several doctors and dermatologists.

If you have any thoughts about these tips on foods that slow the aging process, please comment below!

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11 thoughts on “7 Anti-Aging Foods – Tips to Slow the Aging Process”

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  2. Thanks for the tips, i think the best anti-aging foods will always be organic-based not the heavily processed artificial products we see our malls stacked with.

    I’ve sort of intuitively known that fruits and vegetables and proteins especially from fishes are the best sources of nutrients for the body.

  3. I think the best anti aging food is the one which contains protein. Protein is essential for our body and in order to slow down aging process protein is very important. Besides, there is scientific proof that by consuming enough protein a day you can slow down aging.

    I have to agree with you that water is important as well.

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  6. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Thanks for your anti-aging tip, Sharon!

    Is lycopene found in cooked tomatoes (eg, ketchup and tomato sauce), as well as raw tomatoes? I thought I read that raw tomatoes aren’t as healthy as cooked ones.
    .-= Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen´s last blog post blog ..Pay Off Your Mortgage – 5 Ways to Make Mortgage Payments Go Away =-.

  7. Tomatoes are a rich source of lycopene, an anticancer agent and a powerful antioxidant that prevents premature aging of cells. Lycopene contributes to maintaining heart health.
    .-= Sharon Grimes´s last blog post blog ..Anti-aging diet =-.

  8. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Thanks for asking this question! I love writing health articles, and especially love when readers ask health-related questions 🙂

    I recently wrote an article for Health magazine about improving your brain health — and omega-3 fatty acids are a HUGE health benefit for the neurons and cells in your brain. I learned alot about fish oils or fatty acids from writing that article, and would love to share it with you.

    So, here’s what one doctor said about the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids — I just wrote this article about it, here on Quips and Tips. Click on this link:


    That article is called “Getting the Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Fish Oils.” If you have any questions on that article, please do ask!

    Thanks for being here,