FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS | AFTERPAY AVAILABLE

How to slow the ageing process down, no matter your age

How to slow the ageing process down, no matter your age

You might still be in your early 20s, but that doesn’t mean you should not concern yourself with ageing.

In fact, science shows that you can actually slow the ageing process down and future-proof how your skin, hair, body and bones age.

Good nutrition is absolutely necessary in living a longer life. Adding more fresh fruit and vegetables to your diet can reduce your chances of illness and risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that people who ate more wholesome foods over time, improved their chances of living longer.

The study looked at data over 12 years and involved more that 73,700 men and women and they found that improving diet by just 20% was linked to a 8-17% lower risk of premature death. Eating 20% more of unhealthy foods, in contrast, contributed to a 6-12% increased risk in death.

To ensure you are future proofing your longevity, make sure you eat a diet rich in fruit and vegetables, at least two serves of fruit and 5 serves of veggies per day.

Eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables is essential and studies show that a vegetarian diet which is higher in plant foods pose a 12-15% lower risk of premature death.

There are certain foods you eat to help preserve longevity. Mushrooms for example contain key ingredients and health benefits. A recent study by Pennsylvania State University found that mushrooms contain high amounts of the antioxidants ergothioneine and glutathione, compounds known to help prevent the onset of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Cordyceps are also high in Beta-glucan a soluble fibre to aid digestive and heart health while Reishi mushrooms contain immune boosting properties.

Avocados contain healthy fats to help lower the cholesterol and stave off heart disease. A study published in the journal Cancer research found that molecules found in avocados targeted cancer stem cells.

Blueberries are also packed full of antioxidants to help stave off ageing. A British Journal study found that eating flavonoid rich foods such as blueberries reduced the risk of mortality.

Tomatoes also help fight inflammation thanks to high levels of lycopene which has been linked to lowering the cholesterol.

Apples contain powerful properties to help fight ageing too.  A review published in Advances in Nutrition found that apples can reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and Alzheimer’s disease, and may also be associated with improved outcomes related to cognitive decline of ageing, weight management, and bone health.

Nuts are also nutrient powerhouse and contain healthy fats, fibre, antioxidants , vitamins and key minerals such as magnesium and potassium to help preserve longevity. One study showed that those who consumed more nuts had a 39% lower mortality risk.

Oily fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines which are high in vitamins A and D and rich in omega 3 fatty acids are also linked to a lower risk of heart disease, brain damage and stroke.

Garlic contains immune enhancing compounds to help breakdown substances that cause cancer and carcinogens in the body.

You should also avoid processed, sugary and fatty foods such as fast food, lollies and fizzy drinks. These are considered as empty calories with no nutrients to fuel the body or protect the immune system. In fact these foods are likely to age you further and increase inflammation in the body, which in turn leads to obesity, heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

Remember, nutrition is fuel and with the right fuel you will live a longer and disease-free life and you’ll slow down how fast your hair greys, your skin wrinkles and your body ages.

If you neglect your nutrition, you are more than likely to increase your chances of sickness and mortality as well as accelerate the ageing process.


Also in Blog

How to eat yourself beautiful
How to eat yourself beautiful
Your beauty routine isn’t just as simple as regular cleansing, moisturising and conditioning. If you want naturally strong hair, nails and glowing skin, you have to look to your diet. They say you are what you eat and if you gorge yourself on processed foods, it’s likely to show on your hair, nails and skin. [...]

Continue Reading

The power of plants, an expert explains
The power of plants, an expert explains
Following a plant-based diet has many benefits. Plants possess many nutrients such as minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants you cannot get from other food. As such following a plant-based diet can help reduce inflammation, boost your immune system, maintain a healthy weight, increase fibre and lower your chance of getting diseases such as cancer. Plant-based is [...]

Continue Reading

Why weight loss won’t happen overnight, an expert explains
Why weight loss won’t happen overnight, an expert explains
Losing weight isn’t an overnight situation. If a product or program claims you can shed weight quickly, then it’s likely to be a fad. Real and sustainable weightloss is something that takes time and effort. It’s a matter of calories in, calories out, but in a healthy and realistic manner. “If you want to lose [...]

Continue Reading

x