Healthy Aging

Foods That Can Slow the Aging Process

No one likes to be told they look older than they actually are. Thankfully, there are many ways to maintain a youthful appearance, starting with a diet rich in nutrients that benefit the skin and other parts of the body. New research shows that a diet rich in vegetables, whole grains, and even seafood can help give one a younger-looking appearance and keep them living longer.

A healthy diet can keep one looking younger by preventing oxidative damage and reducing inflammation. But which foods do this best?

Blueberries

Research shows that foods filled with phytochemicals—like flashy fruits and veggies—can help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress on the human body. This means foods containing phytochemicals can prevent cell and tissue damage, both of which contribute to the aging process.

The good news is that sweet-tasting blueberries are packed with phytochemicals. The trick is to find wild blueberries, which contain more anthocyanins—a type of antioxidant that gives blueberries their unique color—than their domesticated cousin.

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Julie Ching, MS, RDN, CDE

Julie Ching, MS, RDN, CDE

Julie Ching is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator in Los Angeles. She decided to become a Dietitian after traveling through Europe, South America, and Asia and discovered a passion for food. She now works with people of all ages and varying disease states to improve their health. She is passionate about teaching people about nutrition so they can live their best life while still considering their cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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