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Nutrition Facts That Slow Ageing

By Urenna Ukiwe 26 June 2018   |   9:00 pm

Ageing is inevitable and sometimes accompany illnesses but some lucky people take a nice long trip to old age and it seems they are stuck in time.

Ageing gracefully depends on genes and lifestyle. Eating habits affect the ageing process, therefore, it is important to monitor the body as it advances in age. Some foods although they may not be desirable are healthier for older people. Some food should be switched up for others at this stage.

The mitochondrial theory of ageing suggests that free radical damage to our cells’ power source (mitochondria) leads to a loss of cellular energy and function over time. The resulting cellular damage is what essentially causes ageing.

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Beans are plant proteins that should be eaten more although some complain that it causes heartburn, it should be eaten more than meat because of its tremendous nutritional benefit for the ageing.

Fruits and vegetables are super healthy for the ageing. Some fruits contain antioxidants that help to prevent stroke and other age-related diseases.
According to studies, plant foods contain 64 times more antioxidants than animal foods. Although food is very important, there are other habits that should be changed.

Quit smoking because the body does not heal as fast as it used to.

Exercise at least 20 minutes in a day by participating in effective but simple exercises like walking and mild stretches. Some athletes look younger than their age because of their strict workouts and diet which makes their muscles taut and hence prevent extra skin from wrinkling and sagging.

If alcohol must be taken, take red wine instead of beer as it contains antioxidants.

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