The greatest benefit to eating foods which will help you live longer are also foods which will inevitably keep your weight down, therefore an anti aging weight loss diet is essentially a diet to help you lose weight thus making you live longer.
It’s no secret that men and women in the U.S and in some parts of western Europe consume some of the highest saturated fats and processed carbs on the planet.
Saturated fats are those found in fast food, freezer foods and those with a long expiry date as saturated fats are used to extend the shelf life.
Processed carbs are everything from cakes and doughnuts to soda’s, buns and pastries etc.
Through continually consuming both these food types without any exercise, because your body has difficulty breaking these down, as they are in essence synthetically manufactured, this is what contributes to the continual build up of fat reserves.
There are of course healthy fats and carbs and this is where an anti aging weight loss diet comes into play.
Now for rapid weight loss, which is never advisable as your body may deliver some discomforting side effects, these types of diets would not be beneficial where longevity is concerned.
For a longevity diet that will deliver both healthier insides, more importantly healthy arteries and a rejuvenation of your skin on the outside, this will therefore make you lose weight gradually and safely.
So, the nut’s and bolts of a longevity weight loss diet fall under 2 main food types, vegetables and fruits. For the purpose of this article meat is excluded and this is solely due to the fact that it has been proven that individuals with by far the healthiest arteries are vegetarians. Period.
If you were to consume meat, then fish is extremely beneficial in providing omega-3 acids which are rich in powerful anti-oxidants and can do wonders for your bone strength and overall skin health. Most highly recommended are salmon and sardines.
However it’s because vegetables and fruit are higher in water and fiber this is why they are the most beneficial.
Best 5 Vegetables for Anti Aging and Weight Loss:
Knotweed: Used to treat anti inflammatory diseases and high cholesterol levels, communities who consume this in their staple diet retain some of the highest number of centenarians in the world. The secret to Knotweed is that it contains Rezveratrol. That now famous polyphenol that scrubs your arteries.
Green Cabbage: A Harvard University study showed that cabbage has more nutrients that protect against cancer than any other vegetable.
Fresh cabbage juice is also shown to completely restore your gastrointestinal tract and according to Stanford University, heal ulcers within seven days.
Broccoli: Packed with antioxidants and vitamins B6, C and E, it helps decrease damage associated with diabetes and is argued to help protect against brain injuries.
Spinach: Packed with vitamins A, B, C, D and K it is argued to reduce the risk of cancer of the liver, ovaries, prostate and of the colon.
Cauliflower: Containing allicin, which helps reduce the risk of stroke and contributes to a healthy heart, it also helps detoxify the liver and the blood.
Best 5 Fruits for Anti Aging and Weight Loss:
Apples: One apple a day as they say keeps the doctor a way. An old folk tale but the USDA food pyramid chart along with many clinical studies show apples to be incredibly healthy. Always eat fresh and at least 2.5 inches in diameter.
Apples help balance blood sugar levels and in short, they benefit your mental clarity, fight of risks of prostate cancer, help with Crohn’s disease, ward off cataracts and macular degeneration, control asthma, prevent gout attacks, prevent heart attacks and help heal heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disorder.
Pineapple: High in bromelain, an enzyme that promotes digestion, it helps prevent swelling after a trauma, promotes healthy joints, reduces arthritis, reduces angina and relieves sinusitis.
Oranges: Pectin in oranges is a natural appetite suppressant, where oranges also lower bad cholesterol levels, they help reduce the risk of certain cancers and help fight childhood leukemia.
Blueberries: Rich in the compounds that strengthens your collagen structure, these powerful antioxidants are so prevalent that they push this fruit right to the top of the antioxidant anti-aging food tree. One of the best sister plants from blueberries is Acai, which is an essential weight-loss supplement for any dieter.
Tomatoes: Packed with the antioxidant lycopene, preventing degenerative diseases and the reduction of the risk of certain cancers, a tomatoes also promotes the fight of inflammation, lowers the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and esophageal whilst reducing prostate, colorectal, lung, stomach and pancreatic cancer.
Obviously eating too much of anything will contribute to weight gain, so an ample serving amount per day mixed up throughout the week of the fruits and vegetables listed above is a simple adequate guide to fulfilling your anti aging weight loss diet.