Ageing is a natural part of life.The good news is that research shows a strong link between a healthy diet and the prevention of age-related diseases.
What do I mean by ‘ageing’?
As we get older, we experience different types of ageing. There are the hormonal changes, adolescence and menopause, our cells which are being replicated, our metabolism which slows down due to a reduction in mitochondria (they produce energy in the body) as well as the effect of toxins in the environment which build up in our body over time.
So what can you do about it?
Avoid external toxins as much as possible: eat local and organic
Fuel your body with nutrients for cell replication and energy
- B Vitamins; animal products, mushrooms, wheatgerm
- Iron; dark green vegetables, beans, nuts (particularly brazil nuts), seeds, animal products.
Eat antioxidant-rich foods:
- Eat a rainbow of your plate to truly fight oxidation which damage cell structures
- Green tea
- Acai, goji
- Nuts & Seeds
Eat foods which fight inflammation:
- Purple Grapes
- Vitamin E
- Essential Fatty Acids, such as wild salmon, mackerel, avocado etc.
Try this anti-ageing meal tonight:
Grilled salmon, served on a bed of warm spinach topped with a handful of toasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds!