Live longer – seven tips to age well using your diet

“Keep up your protein intake to maintain muscle mass by eating high-quality, grass-fed, organic meat, fish, eggs and dairy products, or soaked or sprouted beans and lentils and a variety of nuts and seeds, including a portion of protein with every meal. You can also try supplementing with collagen, which provides specific amino acids that support skin elasticity, bone health and gut integrity.”

2. Eat a diet rich in colourful, whole foods

Clarissa said: “Antioxidants are nutrients that protect both the skin and internal organs from the damaging effects of ageing.

“Foods rich in antioxidants include colourful fruits and vegetables, especially berries, pomegranate, apple and red onions, green tea, dark chocolate, cruciferous vegetables, beans and the king of all, DIRTEA’s Chaga mushroom extract powder (£39.99), which contains more antioxidants in 1tsp than 600 blueberries! I also like turmeric and other spices for their antioxidants and other protective compounds.”

3. Focus on nutrients for skin health

Clarissa advised: “We all want to age gracefully on the outside as well as the inside. Nutrients that particularly help to promote healthy, glowing skin include vitamins A, C and E, biotin, zinc, selenium, omega 3 fats and collagen. Colourful fruits, peppers and tomatoes are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, while vitamin E is best obtained from nuts, seeds, avocados and olive oil. The best sources of vitamin A and beautifying amino acids are animal foods, such as organic dairy products, pasture-raised eggs, grass-fed meats, organ meats and bone broth.

This post is originally appeared on Express UK

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