Fountain of Youth: 7 Anti-Aging Foods
If beauty comes from the inside out then get ready to eat your way to gorgeous!
For the editors over at Good Housekeeping Research Institute (GHRI) have just launched ‘7 Years Younger: The Anti-Aging Breakthrough Diet’ — an easy-to-follow, scientifically-backed weight loss plan with cutting edge anti-aging benefits that can make you look and feel seven years younger. The book, which is aimed at readers of both sexes, is based upon everyday, accessible foods and features over 90 tried and tested recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Samantha Cassetty, MS, RD, nutritional director at GHRI, says that by following this book you “can help improve cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, control blood sugar, improve heart health and help lead to a fitter body.” Additionally, the anti-aging foods highlighted in the plan “nourish the skin, leading to a healthier, younger appearance.” Consequently, not only should you be noticing glowing skin and glossy hair, but the editors also reckon you will see an “increase in energy levels, a reduction in weight and general improvement to your overall health.”
“Another benefit of the book is that it is filled with ideas for personalizing the diet to your own specifics needs e.g. there is a section entitled “Simple Swaps” for meals and even guidance for smarter ways to dine out when you’re on the go,” explains Ms. Cassetty.
So, to help get us started on our quest for eternal youth and prevent us having to shell out thousands for Botox, Ms. Cassetty and her team have shared seven foods which they consider to be some of the best anti-aging foods available (and, yes, chocolate is one of them!)
This story was originally published January 21, 2014.