The Best Good-for-You Foods

We obtain many of the nutrients we need for survival from the foods that eat. Although we can survive on eating a multitude of different foods, including those that may not be the healthiest, the Age Later program focuses more on than thriving than surviving, so that we can live a longer, healthier life. To do this, our daily food intake should include a balanced quota of all the nutrients that we need.

Leafy vegetables and fruits should always top your list of nourishing foods since they are the foundation of a well-rounded nutrition plan. Eat as many different kinds of fruits and vegetables as possible; they provide significant amounts of nutrients, antioxidants and fiber, which your body needs if it’s going to run on all cylinders. Focus on these first. You can then add small amounts of other food groups and still follow a healthy food regimen.

All foods that are high in antioxidants will help to keep free radicals, inflammation and advanced glycation end products (AGEs) production under control. If you don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, you’re missing out on the naturally occurring vitamins, enzymes and co-agents, which are essential for fighting free radicals and battling uncontrolled inflammation.

Plants provide some digestible carbohydrates, but they also contain useful amounts of carbohydrates in the form of soluble and insoluble fiber. The benefits of large volumes of both soluble and insoluble fiber are significant. Both are required to support the health of our digestive system, and the friendly microbes that help to run it.

It’s important to incorporate a variety of different healthy plant foods into your diet; from there you may choose to add moderate quantities of other healthy foods.

Age Later encourages maximum diversity across food groups and within food groups: carbs, protein, fat, minerals, vitamins and fiber. Don’t stick to one specific type of diet. Instead, instill a set of healthy foods that will help you to age later.