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Anti-Aging Foods - Foods That Keep You Young

Anti-aging foods include both exotic foods and everyday foods. Learn which anti-aging foods are good for you and worth the money. Learn about nutrition and how it relates to anti-aging and longevity.
  1. Anti Aging Supplements (28)
  2. Anti-Aging Diets (14)
  3. Everyday Anti-Aging Foods (37)
  4. Exotic Anti-Aging Foods (17)
  5. Healthy Eating Tips (44)
  6. Longevity Cookbook (21)

Anti-Aging Diet

Mercury Dangers from Fish
While fish is a great anti-aging food, and eaten by many of the longest-living populations in the world, you might wonder if it’s safe to eat fish and shellfish because of the dangers of mercury exposure. Learn what mercury poisoning is, along with advice on how to avoid it.

Calorie Requirements for Older People
How much food should you be eating as you get older? Calorie requirements may shift with age. Find out how much you need, for your age, gender and activity level.

Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Chocolate and Longevity
Chocolate is enjoying a growing reputation as a heart-healthy food, because of mounting evidence it can help reduce cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke. Find out the top health benefits of cocoa and chocolate, which type is healthiest, as well as how much you should consume and how chocolate has been used as medicine, for centuries.

Daily Water Intake
Water is necessary to sustain life; without it, we perish. But where did the "8 glasses a day" directive come from, and is there scientific evidence to back up this notion?

Eat Nuts for Your Longevity
People who eat nuts regularly - daily, or weekly - live longer than those who never eat nuts.  Find out why nuts boost longevity.


Fiber Intake and Longevity
Research suggests that eating a high-fiber diet, especially with fiber from whole grains, can help you avoid cardiovascular, infectious and respiratory diseases.

How to Get More Fiber in Your Diet
Eating more dietary fiber has been found to help people live longer by avoiding cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases and some cancers - though North Americans on average get far less than they need. See which foods will give you the fiber boost you need for longevity.

What is Dietary Fiber?
Dietary fiber has been linked to greater longevity, but what is it?

Gifts for Healthier Eating
Help a friend or family member cook satisfying and longevity-boosting meals with these gifts to promote healthier eating.

More Gifts For Healthier Eating
More gift ideas to help your friends and family members choose and prepare healthy anti-aging foods.

Chocolate and Body Mass Index
New research suggests chocolate may help you stay slim, despite its high fat and sugar content.

Hemp Seeds and Health
Hemp seeds have not been studied extensively but may offer benefits to treat or prevent cardiovascular disease, hypertension, inflammation, and even cancers.

Chocolate's Healthy History
Modern research suggests chocolate may benefit heart health, but cocoa enjoys a rich history of use as medicine, in cultures dating back thousands of years. Find out how cocoa and chocolate were used to treat everything from syphilis to digestion.

10 Things to Stop Doing if You Want to Live Longer
Find out which lifestyle behaviors to stop -- and which behaviors to adopt -- if you want to live longer.

Top Healthy Foods for Healthy Aging
These healthy foods will supply your body with everything it needs for healthy aging without any of the "bad stuff." Nutrition for aging is tricky, you need to make sure you get the right kinds of nutrients without eating foods that will lead to problems in the long term (problems like diabetes). Use this list as your basic guide.

About Stevia Sweetener -- Health, Safety and Taste
Stevia is a sweetener derived from the stevia plant. While not technically FDA approved, stevia-derived sweeteners and stevia extracts are showing up in foods. What do you need to know about the health effects and safety of stevia? Does stevia taste good? How did stevia suddenly show up in grocery stores and as a coffee/tea sweetener?

Overweight People Live Just As Long
Longevity and life expectancy are impacted by your weight, or so you would think. Research shows that being slightly overweight at middle age might not be bad for you in terms of life expectancy and longevity. Can being overweight not be as bad as we think?

Can Food Slow Aging?
If aging could be slowed by the right kind of diet, that would be fantastic news. Food does have a role in aging, beyond that of helping you prevent chronic illnesses. Find out about food and aging, which foods are best for healthy aging and how food can slow aging.

Anti-Aging Foods Suggested by Readers
Superfoods and anti-aging foods are everywhere now. Read what readers like you have tried for increasing their longevity and improving their health.

Coffee and Life Expectancy
Could coffee increase your life expectancy? Does coffee have health benefits that lead to a longer, healthier life. The answer is "yes" (thank goodness). Find out how coffee impacts long-term health and life expectancy.

Top Health Benefits of Coffee
Coffee may have great health and anti-aging properties. In fact, the health benefits of coffee seem to place it as a superfood. If you are a coffee drinker, you can rest easy that the health benefits of coffee can help lower your risk for disease while giving you that daily pick-me-up.

Learn to Estimate Calories
Calories and calorie counting can be trick. Knowing how many calories are involves estimating serving size, knowing ingredients and looking up calories counts. Learn to estimate and develop your calorie intuition with these simple steps.

Foods for Living Longer and Better
These foods and drinks will help your body fight off the damage caused by aging. Just work them into your daily and weekly meal plans and you'll be getting extra vitamins, antioxidants and other substances that will help your body fight age-related illnesses. Start today!

Strange Foods With Anti-Aging and Health Claims
Anti-aging foods seem to be showing up everywhere. Any food with some nutritional claims is jumping on the anti-aging bandwagon. Find out the real story behind noni juice, goji berries, pomegranates and more. Learn what nutritional benefits they have and whether they are worth paying extra for. I dug around nutritional databases and research articles to help you decide.

Healthy Chocolate -- Health Benefits of Chocolate
Chocolate is one of the world's favorite foods. Recent research shows that eating moderate amounts of dark chocolate also brings health benefits to your heart. The antioxidants in dark chocolate protect your heart against aging, damage and heart disease.

How Does Red Wine Boost Longevity?
Red wine has been reported to have a multitude of health benefits. Over 400 scientific studies support some benefit to red wine. Studies giving mice incredibly large amounts of some of the components of red wine show tremendous benefits in protecting against unhealthy eating habits.

Foods With the Most Antioxidants
Antioxidants are substances in plants that our body can use to repair damage to our cells. Antioxidants help prevent illnesses and reduce the effects of aging. Some plants contain more antioxidants than others. See the top 20 common foods with the highest antioxidant levels.

Green Tea Increases Life Expectancy
Green tea is good for longevity. Japanese people have long drunk daily cups of green tea. They are also one of the longest lived groups of people in the world. Recently, research has shown that green tea reduces the risk of death from cardiovascular disease. Learn more about green tea, life expectancy and longevity.

How Do Fish Oils Help Longevity?
Fish oils are a major source of age decreasing omega-3 fatty acids. These help everything from cardiovascular health to brain protection.

Green Tea and Longevity
Green tea is an ancient drink for good health and longevity. The antioxidant benefits of daily consumption of green tea are well known.

Top 10 Painless Ways to Lose Weight
Weight loss can be filled with struggle and suffering -- but it doesn't have to be that way. By changing how and where we eat, we can reduce our daily calories significantly. Do these ten things for a month and they will become a habit.

Taste Chocolate
Learning to taste and eat chocolate is a lot like wine tasting. By appreciating the finer qualities of chocolate, we can learn to be satisfied with a little bit of high quality, healthy, dark chocolate instead of lots of unhealthy milk or white chocolate.

Food for Thought: Brain Nutrition for Mental Fitness and Health
Your brain needs a supply of special molecules, called essential fatty acids, to function at its best. Current research suggests that a certain type of essential fatty acids, called omega-3, can help your brain. Eat walnuts, wilds salmon, olive oil and flaxseed to get these essential nutrients.

What is the Best Nut?
Nuts are good for you -- they are made up of healthy fats and help fight aging through antioxidants. Of all the nuts, the walnut may be the single best nut for health.

Bitter Melon for Diabetes Management
Bitter melon has been shown to help rats process insulin more effectively. It could be, in the near future, that extracts from the bitter melon will help with the management of diabetes.

How do Antioxidants Slow Aging?
Antioxidants help prevent damage from free radicals in your body. By protecting yourself with antioxidants, you will slow the aging process and lower your risk of chronic illness.

What are DHA and EPA Omega-3 Fatty Acids?
Omega-3s found in fish oils have been linked to improving cardiovascular and even mental health. EPA and DHA are the two most important for longevity. You can get them from fish oils and supplements. Try to incorporate these into your weekly nutrition to get the maximum benefit.

Learn to Love Cooking
Cooking is an essential skill for longevity. It is only by cooking that you can truly know what is going in your food and maximize your eating so that you live long and healthy. You don't have to cook every meal, but you should learn to love to cook.

Can Folic Acid Improve Longevity?
Folic acid is a form of Vitamin B which is obtained from leafy green vegetables. It is an essential ingredient for cell growth and division. It is thought that a diet high in folic acid may prevent cancer and prevent mental deterioration with aging. It may also be called folate or Vitamin B9. Folic acid has been shown to reduce levels of homocysteine, thereby decreasing heart attack risk.

How Do Fish Oils Help Longevity?
Fish oils are a major source of age increasing omega-3 fatty acids. These help everything from cardiovascular health to brain protection.

Flavonoids are one of the best ways to reduce the impact of time on your body. Eat lots of richly colored vegetables and you will be doing your body a favor.

The Healthiest Chocolate
Chocolate has been shown to benefit heart health, keep blood pressure low, and help ward off conditions like diabetes. But which type of chocolate is the healthiest?

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