The food you eat can have a variety of effects on your health, including helping you look and feel younger. Researchers have now discovered which anti-aging foods are most effective.
Researchers from the University of Washington in Seattle and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, California, reviewed popular anti-aging diets such as caloric restriction, ketogenic diets, and fasting, as well as protein and amino acid restriction, and found that they appear to be effective when it comes to their beneficial goals, according to findings published recently in the journal Science.
For example, "reduced caloric intake without malnutrition is the oldest known lifespan-extending intervention," according to Science, and "modern studies have established and confirmed the benefits of caloric restriction" in terms of "increased life span," "fewer instances of age-related disease," and "functional decline."
Maintaining proper diet on its own can help to slow down the aging process." When it comes to specific anti-aging diets, however, the one that stands out is "Continuous calorie restriction is the most explored, and while there is some promise in the anti-aging effects of intermittent fasting, the literature is still contradictory.
At the same time, excessive calorie restriction isn't the way to go, as "it's still vital to consume enough calories to fuel your body and provide energy," Melissa Mitri of Wellness Verge explains. "The best way to proceed is to maintain a healthy weight and avoid overindulging."
Mitri recommends red bell peppers, berries, broccoli, leafy greens, almonds, avocados, sweet potatoes, and pomegranates as foods with anti-aging qualities.
Mitri recommends, in addition to your food, that you: "Regular physical and mental exercise can help you stay young. Stress reduction and keeping social relationships are also beneficial to good aging."
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