What do you eat and how much?
As expected, nutrition plays a key role in how you age. Dr. Jeffery Benabio, Physician Director of Healthcare Transformation at Kaiser Permanente Primary Care says, “The latest research shows that a low-glycemic diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein is healthiest.” He also believes that food that contain Omega-3 fatty acids like walnuts and flaxseed help your skin to continue making essential oils that help you to look younger. Sugar, carbohydrates and fatty food can speed up the aging process. Also, overeating can cut life expectancy. It can also lead to cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. The ideal diet to live longer and age well is 2.5 cups of vegetables, 1.5-2 cups of fruit, 6 ounces of grains, 3 cups of dairy and 5 ounces of protein a day.