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5 Best Foods for Men to Slow Aging

Your food can have a big impact on the way your body ages. While eating well is vital at any age, experts say it becomes even more important as you become older.

People who consume plant-based foods have a 50% lower risk of developing chronic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Processed foods, on the other hand, have been shown in tests to hasten the aging process.

As the adage goes, you are what you eat, so if you want to look and feel younger as you get older, here are some of the finest meals for men over 50 to help them age gracefully. After that, check out our list of Eating Habits That Slow Down Aging After 30, According to a Dietitian.

1. Avocado

Avocados are easy to love, with their rich, creamy texture elevating everything from sandwiches and salads to tacos and omelets, but here's another reason to stock up on them.

Avocados are high in monounsaturated fat, which helps to prevent blood sugar increases. Avocados deliver a boost of age-defying antioxidants and phytochemicals thanks to their vitamins and fat content. The anti-aging antioxidants present in this fruit include vitamins B and C, as well as folate and magnesium, lutein, and beta-carotene.

2. Asparagus

Asparagus, whether steamed, roasted, or air-fried, is a vegetable that should be piled high on your dish. Asparagus is not only connected to the protection of certain types of cancer, but it's also one of the best food sources of prebiotics, which help healthy bacteria develop in your gut.

To decrease the aging process, men should consume a variety of prebiotic-rich meals. The microbiome becomes more diversified when our gut bacteria is well-fed, which enhances our immune system, reduces inflammation, and boosts our happiness. This cumulative impact of a healthy gut helps to avoid the emergence of lifestyle diseases and physical problems later in life, as well as the onset of depression, which can be triggered by lifestyle changes typical in this age group such as mid-life crisis, retirement, and loneliness.

Inulin, a form of prebiotic fiber found in asparagus, promotes proper digestion and feeds friendly bacteria in the stomach.

Take a handful of Prebiotic Puffs with you on the move for a quick and simple snack that contains a scientifically validated blend of fibers, prebiotics, and probiotics that support digestive and immunological health.

3. Fish

For various reasons, fish is an excellent source of protein to concentrate on as you become older.

People over 30 who ate fish at least once a week had a 16 percent lower risk of heart disease and a 25% lower risk of mortality from any cause, according to one study. Fish includes omega-3 fatty acids, which have been demonstrated to lower inflammation and blood pressure, according to researchers.

According to Coleman, as you get older, your body creates less of these vital fatty acids on its own, which is why it's especially crucial to emphasize omega-3-rich foods after the age of 30.

When it comes to salmon, the fish with the most omega-3 fatty acids are Atlantic mackerel, cod, herring, and light canned tuna.

4. Spinach

Dark leafy greens can aid in the prevention of cognitive deterioration in the elderly.

Vitamin K is especially abundant in spinach, kale, arugula, and Swiss chard, a preventive micronutrient that has an anti-inflammatory action in the body, making it good for age-related illnesses like cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis.

5. Pistachios

Almonds, walnuts, and other nuts are high in phytochemicals, which may benefit your health in a variety of ways as you age. Nuts can lower risk factors for various age-related diseases and have a major role in overall lifespan by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress, according to a 2019 study published in the journal Antioxidants.

Almonds are high in vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps maintain skin healthy and youthful while also preventing wrinkles. Walnuts, for example, are high in omega 3 fatty acids, which can help to prevent inflammation associated with cognitive impairment.

6 Berries

Antioxidant-rich fruits include berries, plums, apples, and sweet cherries. This is significant because antioxidants protect cells from free radical damage, which accelerates aging.

Snack on a handful of berries sim simply adds them to smoothies, oats, yogurt, and granola. If you don't have any fresh fruit on hand, That's It bars, which include two full servings of fruit with no added sugar, are a good alternative.

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