9 Anti-Aging Foods To Eat When You’re Over 40
Welcome back to our channel viewers!
Are you still searching for the fountain of
Well, it might not be as far away as you think.
It might be at your local grocery store!
When you fuel your body with healthy food
that’s full of antioxidants, vitamins and
minerals you have the power to turn back the
What’s the first place it’ll show through?
The biggest organ on your body, your skin!
Aging is a natural process and everyone goes
through it, but if you want to age gracefully
and keep others guessing your actual age,
then keep watching for the best foods to eat
to fight the signs of aging over 40.
Ok this one might not be a food exactly, but
keeping yourself hydrated should be a top
The human body is made up of about 60 percent
water and our blood is 90 percent H2O, but
most of us don’t drink enough each day.
A healthy adult needs about 2 liters of water
As we age, the sensation of thirst decreases.
So it’s that much more important to make
sure you’re getting enough each day.
Water has all kinds of benefits from regulating
your body temperature, helping you think clearly,
flushing toxins from your body and yes keeping
your skin looking young, radiant and wrinkle
So the next time you’re looking for something
to drink, skip the soda and opt for a glass
of refreshing water.
Your future self will thank you.
Here’s another reason why your mom was right
when she told you to eat your veggies.
Broccoli is one of those foods that can do
a world of good for your body.
It’s anti-inflammatory and anti aging.
Plus it’s loaded with good stuff like lots
of different antioxidants which fight off
free radicals that cause cell damage.
It’s a good source of fiber, which helps
keep you regular but also can control your
hunger and keep you from snacking.
Broccoli also contains folate, calcium and
lutein which has been linked to better memory
Not to mention Broccoli is a great source
of vitamin C which can promote collagen which
is what keeps your skin’s elasticity and
Keeping your skin looking great, and your
age a mystery.
We recommend you eat broccoli raw to get all
of the benefits, but if you want to cook it
steaming it is the best way to get the most
out of this green powerhouse.
This list isn’t so bad, blueberries are
These little berries have a big impact on
your health and are believed to be one of
the best sources of antioxidants of all fruits
Blueberries contain antioxidants called anthocyanins
which not only help you appear younger but
it’s also why blueberries are blue!
Plus the phytochemicals found in berries and
certain vegetables combat oxidative stress
and inflammation in the brain which could
reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Several different berries have been shown
to actually reverse age related declines in
animals and blueberries were at the top of
the list, showing promising results in their
ability to improve memory function in older
You can add blueberries to your morning smoothie,
or oatmeal for an added healthy boost.
Almonds and walnuts especially, are definitely
something you should add into your diet if
you’re looking to keep that youthful glow.
Almonds are one of the best sources of vitamin
E out there, and vitamin E helps your body
repair any damaged skin tissue, keeps your
skin hydrated, and can even protect it from
the sun’s damaging rays.
You’ll want to stick with the almonds that
have the skins on because that’s where all
those antioxidants are.
Antioxidants can help your cells fight damage,
aging and certain diseases like cancer.
Almonds have been linked to possible prevention
of cognitive decline in older adults, too.
Where as walnuts are another great choice
when it comes to anti-aging foods because
they are a great source of anti-inflammatory
omega 3 fatty acids that can help your body
fight off sun damage, can strengthen the skin
cell membrane, and can help keep you skin
looking beautiful by protecting it’s natural
On top of all that walnuts have also been
linked to reducing the risk of heart disease.
Whenever you’re looking for a snack, try
grabbing a handful of almonds or walnuts or
add them to a salad to punch up the flavour
and the health benefits.
This is one you may not be really familiar
with but this leafy green is often praised
for its health benefits.
When it comes to anti-aging, it’s hydrating
and contains a bunch of vitamins like vitamin
A, C, K, B1 and B2.
Like we mentioned in some of the other foods,
watercress has loads of antioxidants which
can fight off oxidative stress and more visibly,
those pesky wrinkles and fine lines.
Some studies have also suggested that watercess
might also have the power to boost immunity,
aid in digestion, and support thyroid function.
#6 Bell Peppers
Specifically red and orange bell peppers because
they’re high in antioxidants and are ultimately
what will help you win the war against the
Red bell peppers are loaded with vitamin C
as well, which as you know from earlier in
the video, can help build collagen and keep
your skin looking young and wrinkle free.
You’ll find something called carotenoids
in fruits and vegetables that are responsible
for the bright colours like, red, orange and
These plant pigments not only give your food
it;s vibrant colour but it also has anti inflammatory
properties and can help protect your skin
from sun damage, pollution and other toxic
elements you may come into contact with on
a daily basis.
Bell peppers are a great snack on their own,
or you can dip them in hummus or add them
into any cooked dish for a splash of colour
and a ton of healthy additions.
Popeye was onto something…eating spinach
will help keep you hydrated and is loaded
with, yup you guessed it, antioxidants!
Dark leafy greens in general are a great addition
to any diet and should be one of your go to
sources of antioxidants since there’s no
definitive evidence that antioxidant supplements
can help prevent chronic diseases or do anything
to delay aging.
Spinach is high in vitamin C which will boost
Spinach also has lots of vitamin A which can
keep your hair strong and healthy, and Vitamin
K which can help fight off inflammation.
Sauteed spinach goes great with eggs, stir
fry or try throwing spinach into a smoothie
for a great midday boost of nutrients.
The next item on our list is known as a superfood
but before we continue…
Are you trying to stick to a healthier diet?
Why not check out our video on “5 Super
Foods That Will Improve Your Health”
Here’s a video that will make eating healthy
simple, check out “Swapping These Foods
Will Change Your Life” for a healthier you.
Now back to our list of The Best Anti-aging
Foods To Eat When You’re Over 40
We’ve talked about the health benefits of
avocado on this channel before but that’s
only because it really is that amazing!
Not only are they delicious, but they host
a ton of great healthy benefits for anti-aging
Avocados contain fatty acids that fight off
inflammation and promote smooth youthful skin.
Remember those cartinoids we talked about
Well Avocados have them too, and they help
to block toxins and sun damage from the outside
Not to mention Avocado has lots of vitamin
A which helps us to shed old, dead skin cells
making room for newer, younger looking skin
It might be worth it to spring for the guacamole
next time you’re out for dinner with friends.
The anti-aging benefits are totally worth
Protein is something we all need, especially
as we age.
Protein is responsible for the regrowth, repair
and maintenance of tissue in our bodies.
As we age, we don’t need as many calories
but we do need just as much protein and sourcing
it from chickpeas, lentils and legumes is
what experts recommend.
Chickpeas are a fantastic source of both protein
and fiber, as well as iron and copper.
Studies suggest that replacing your red meat
intake with things like chickpeas and beans
can help you lose weight, lower your risk
of heart disease and could possibly lower
the risk of certain cancers.
In general, the thing experts recommend most
is eating whole, plant based foods for the
majority of your diet paired with a healthy
amount of exercise.
This will keep yourself looking young, and
feeling great throughout your golden years.
Do you eat any of these foods already?
What are some of your favourite foods to eat?
Let us know in the comments below, we’d
love to hear from you.