Eat the right food for your age gracefully


You are what you eat’ is an adage one should remember every time you are about to eat. Making antioxidants a part of your daily diet, eating more fibrous and colourful fruits are some of the tips that can help you age gracefully.

Include antioxidants in your diet: When it comes to repairing damaged cells in your body, you need antioxidants. The damage that our skin suffers daily thanks to the relentless sun rays, theeverpresent pollution can be repaired with antioxidants.

How to do it: Eat berries like blueberries, strawberries, citrus fruits like oranges, mosambi and also leafy green vegetables. You could also have prescribed natural antioxidant supplement .

hoose the right fatty acidsMaintain a balance between Omega 3 and Omega 6 Fatty Acids:

It is important to maintain a balance between the Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids for maintaining cellular health and for reduction of inflammation. Nutritionist and health consultant Karishma Chawla says, “Omega 3 rich foods are avocado, olive oil, salmon, tuna, walnuts, flaxseeds.”

How to do it: You should reduce your intake of foods that are over processed and refined. Avoid tinned and canned food.
Avoid takeaways. Grilling or boil food at home instead.
Salmon, mackerel, sardines – eat these oily fish grilled or broiled.
Avoid cooking with butter and ghee. Opt for healthier oils.

Eating at regular intervals and balancing sugar levels

Support immune function: With age, the immune system of the body loses its efficiency and stops working like it would otherwise.

How to do it: The best way to do it is to make sure that you get at least eight hours of sleep.

Exercise every day: If you thought you need to exercise only if you are fat, then you need to think again.

How to do it:
Walk for at least 40 minutes daily.
Use the staircase at every opportunity.
Practice yoga and pilates once or twice a week.

Source : Zee Health News

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