Worried about aging? If so you aren’t alone. Aging is one of the top concerns of many women as it’s something that we know is happening and can’t prevent.
That said, while you can’t prevent the hands of time ticking away, you most definitely can prevent some of the side effects that commonly occur as one ages.
There are a number of ways that you can seemingly reverse the aging process through your diet and lifestyle choices.
Let’s have a quick look at what you can do to slow that aging process so you feel great about the way you look moving into your later years.
What Is Biological Age?
Your biological age is basically an age that is determined by many different aspects aside from just the amount of years you have been actually alive. It factors your diet, living environment, outlook on life etc. Contrast this with your chronological age, which refers to how many years have passed by since you were born.
The little things that you do on a daily basis will have a very large influence on what your biological age is, so even if you’re 40 right now, you could in fact have a biological age of 25 if you were doing everything right with your fitness, diet, and lifestyle.
By making smart choices on a daily basis, you can reduce your biological age as you improve the overall health of your body.
Why Antioxidants Are Important
If you want to make the most of your biological age, getting in enough antioxidants will be vital. Antioxidants are key to reversing the aging process because they will help to protect your body against free radicals, which are substances that you come into contact with that bring about disease, wrinkles, and fine lines.
Those who have a high exposure to free radicals on a daily basis will show much faster signs of aging – so fast that it could speed up their biological age.
Making Smart Food Choices
One of the best ways to get in more antioxidants is through your diet. Eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, especially those that are rich in color is one of the top ways to boost your intake as these are loaded with good nutrients for you.
Some of the common nutrients that act as antioxidants in the body include selenium, found in fish, red meat, grains, eggs, chicken, and garlic, vitamin C, which is found in citrus fruits, peppers, green veggies, strawberries, and tomatoes, vitamin E, found in whole grains, veggies, and seeds, vitamin A and the carotenoids, which are found in broccoli, carrots, sweet potatoes, and cantaloupes, as well as Lycopene, which is found in tomatoes, watermelons, and grapefruits.
You’ll also take in flavonoids whenever you consume soy, red wine, cranberries, as well as pomegranate.
Together these help support a healthy biological age and also provide other vital nutrients essential for life.
Being Wise With Your Lifestyle Decisions
In addition to eating well, also make sure you take steps to reduce the aging process by getting enough sleep at night, drinking water, avoiding smoking and alcohol, as well as getting regular physical activity.
All of these will help promote a healthier mind and body and get you looking your absolute best.
So don’t fear aging any longer. Learn exactly what you can do to fight the process and you’ll look forward to the coming years.
What is your biggest concern about aging? Don’t be shy, we are all here for each other 🙂