Our anti-aging clinic in Baton Rouge offers numerous services that can help you feel and look younger, including bioidentical hormone therapy, cosmetic injectables, and IV nutrient therapy. While we can do a lot to reverse the effects of aging in our clinic, there are a number of things that you can do at home to help your body slow the aging process as well. One of the most important things you can do for yourself is making sure you are eating a healthy anti-aging diet. The nutrients that you bring into your body through food and beverages have a huge effect on your wellbeing and the rapidity of the aging process. If your body isn’t getting what it needs, it could result in you feeling more run down, tired, irritable and even depressed along with physical signs of aging such as dry hair and skin, bags under your eyes, and wrinkles.
So what should you be consuming in order to give your body the anti-aging nutrients it needs? Here is a list of recommendations from our anti-aging clinic.
The Keys to a Healthy Anti-Aging Diet
If you are only going to increase your intake of one thing on our anti-aging diet list, this is the one to choose. Water is incredibly important to your body and most people aren’t getting enough of it on a daily basis. You should aim to get a minimum of 64 ounces of water every day (or eight 8oz glasses). Water flushes toxins out of your systems, keeps your organs functioning at high efficiency, and can be a natural energy booster. It can even diminish the visible signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles by keeping your skin well hydrated and plump. Increase your intake by carrying a water bottle with you throughout the day. You can also try flavoring your water with natural flavors that don’t contain added sugars like cucumbers or mint leaves.
We’ve written about the importance of fiber before on our blog. Basically, most adults aren’t getting enough fiber in their diet. You should be getting around 25 grams per day. Fiber can help with regularity and prevent constipation, but it can also help combat visible signs of aging. It can also help decrease your weight and lower your cholesterol levels, so it’s a good thing for your overall wellbeing.
Blueberries could be considered an anti-aging superfood. They are packed with antioxidants, which are the things that battle free radicals in our bodies and help prevent damage to our skin. If you check your high-end skin creams, you’ll see that they are packed with antioxidants for the skin, a sure sign that blueberries are an ideal food to add to your diet when you want to ensure you look and feel younger. Nutrients in the blueberries can help slow the aging process of the cells so they look younger for longer. Add blueberries to your diet by adding fresh ones to your yogurt or granola in the mornings.
Red wine lovers, rejoice! We’re recommending this favorite drink as an anti-aging must-have. Red wine, like blueberries, is also packed with antioxidants which protect your cells from damage and fight free radicals. It could also help combat stress, which can speed up the aging process in both how you feel and the way that you look. So enjoy a glass of red wine at dinner and know you are doing your part to fight aging.
Nuts are high in fat content, so many people shy away from them. While it’s true that you don’t want to overdo nuts in your diet, you shouldn’t avoid them completely. They are also packed with Omega-3, which makes them great for your heart health. Most nuts are also a good source of fiber and protein, two more important ingredients in an anti-aging diet. Pick nuts such as cashews, walnuts, or almonds and stick to small servings.
Looking for more ways to combat the signs of aging? Make an appointment with our clinic today. Our team will work with you to develop a personalized anti-aging care plan that will have you feeling and looking your best in no time.