Category: Anti-aging diet


Fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables

It’s no secret that fruits and vegetables are a critically important part of an anti-aging diet; after all, they are a super source of age-defying antioxidants, fiber, and other nutrients; they are low in fat and sodium, and they have no cholesterol. Add to this list the fact that there are dozens and dozens of [...]

Egg safety

Egg safety

Eggs are a good source of protein, low in fat (if you limit yourself to the whites), and relatively inexpensive, so it is often on an anti-aging menu. Proper handling and preparation are critical, however, especially since it is estimated that 1 out of every 10,000 eggs (about 4.5 million eggs per year) are infected [...]

Meat, poultry, and fish

Meat, poultry, and fish

Proper handling and preparation of meats, fish, and poultry are critical because the potential for contamination and food poisoning is high. Contamination can occur at several levels. According to the Humane Farming Association, only a small percentage of the meat processed in U.S. slaughterhouses is tested for toxins (e.g., dioxins, PCBs, pesticides) that get into [...]

From market to meals

From market to meals

So far we’ve given you a good idea of the types of foods that offer the best defense against aging and some of the other lifestyle factors that have a direct or indirect impact on those food choices. But if you want to get the most from the food you choose for yourself and your [...]

Go natural

Go natural

So far we’ve discussed many different foods that fight aging—foods that provide essential vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, calcium, quality protein, and good fats. But if you really want to reap the most benefits from these anti-aging food choices, you need to think clean—no pesticides, herbicides, hormones, antibiotics, artificial colorings, flavorings, or preservatives. On the surface that [...]

How to read food labels

How to read food labels

Nutrition Facts labels and other labeling on food packages can provide much important information when choosing age-defying foods, but they can also be confusing. So we try to sort it out for you. Nutrition Facts Labels Nutrition Facts labels are required for most foods (except meat and poultry) and have standardized categories, which we explain [...]

Choose and use healthy fats and oils

Choose and use healthy fats and oils

Early we looked at good fats and bad fats and identified what some of those fats are and the health impacts — both beneficial and damaging— of each type of fat. We also suggested some general ways you can reduce the amount of bad fat and include more healthy fats in your diet. Now it’s [...]