10 Anti-Aging Foods From Around the World Slideshow
October 26, 2015
Time-tested foods that help you age gracefully and how to use them in your kitchen
10 Anti-Aging Foods from Around the World
Anti-aging is not so much about stopping aging from happening — that’s just impossible — as it is about growing older with grace and good health. You can do this by simply swapping some items in your refrigerator with these easy-to-buy staples. But for those who are a little bored with these foods, and would like to shake up their anti-aging diets with less common, more exotic fare, we recommend looking to the longevity secrets of cultures around the globe. We have compiled a list of 10 delicious anti-aging foods and diet hacks from all over the world.
This Costa Rican dish is a simple, inexpensive meal of beans and rice with the usual flourishes of onion, red peppers, garlic, olive oil, and cilantro, but that adds salsa lizano, a sweet and spicy light brown sauce comparable to HP or Worcestershire. According to Dr. Oz, beans are a great source of soluble fiber, which helps reduce inflammation and abdominal fat. The catch? Eat it for breakfast.
Popular in Greece and around the Mediterranean, sheep’s milk has double the calcium, phosphorus, and zinc of goat or cow’s milk. Its cheese is easier to digest than cow’s milk cheese, but it is still cheese, so consume in moderation. If entertaining, this vine leaf-wrapped ricotta is a great option.
This spiky fruit, also called guanabana, is native to the Caribbean and Central America. While it does not cure cancer, as previously believed, it does have immunity-boosting properties and helps with insomnia (so you can get that necessary beauty rest). It’s also delicious, as these soursop recipes will prove.