- Growth and development? Youth and adolescence.
- Procreation and maintenance? Young adult – 20 something plus 30 years.
- Disease prevention and keeping body systems working? Congratulations! You've reached the 50 and beyond mark!
What is an ideal anti-aging shopping list for someone 50 or over?
1. Green Leafy Vegetables
- fight DNA damage that may lead to cancer;
- reduce your risk of chronic eye diseases;
- suppress the amino acid homocysteine which is important for brain health.
2. Kefir or Yogurt
- source of calcium, needed for bone;
- choose plain, low-sugar varieties, ideally made from grass-fed milk.
3. Whey Protein
- counteract loss of muscle mass and strength.
- easily absorbed and supports muscle growth and repair.
- add to smoothies or mix with milk for a quick shake.
4. Wild-Caught Seafood
- best sources of omega-3 fats, fights inflammation and supports brain health, heart health and more.
- high in fiber and antioxidants;
- should be called “super berries” because of all the health benefits.
6. Olive Oil
- heart-healthy monounsaturated fat can lower risk of heart disease;
- controls insulin levels and blood sugar;
- provides vitamins E and K.
7. Dark Chocolate (the darker, the better)
- rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds
- lowers risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and even abdominal obesity;
- satisfies your sweet tooth. :)
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