I want longevity and vitality!
If you are a woman or man who is over 50 like me, you probably have been thinking more about your health. 50 is the half-way point to 100 but it isn’t a time to not pay attention to one’s health and nutrition. If we want to be a healthy senior we need to be healthy now while we are young. I don’t know about you, but I want to live a long healthy life. This post is all about the best foods for longevity.
Nutrition is really important at our age because it is often the factor that affects our weight and health the most. I don’t know about you, but I enjoy not being on medications. I love having incredible energy. And I want to do everything I can to protect my body so I can live a long healthy life.
I have learned a lot about nutrition while on this journey to losing weight and getting healthy. So today I wanted to share with you the top foods that I include in my diet. And I don’t just include them, I actually will not be without them.
5 Best Foods For Longevity
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Extra virgin olive oil is really good for your skin and organs. EVOO helps to keep your skin looking young. It’s one of the best and healthiest oils out there. When you purchase extra virgin olive oil you want to make sure you purchase it in a dark glass container and you keep it stored in your cabinet so it doesn’t get around the sun because you don’t want it to go bad. You want to make sure your EVOO is fresh.
I suggest using a dark oil dispenser for olive oil. At home, I use Rachael Ray Collection Stoneware EVOO Dispensing Bottle. I leave it on the counter so it is accessible for me to drizzle on veggies and salads. My hubby is the chef in our house and he uses it almost daily when he cooks or grills.
Avocados are great for a low carb, high fat diets because they are high in monounsaturated fats and very low in carbohydrates. Avocados are full of potassium which is good for your heart. They are also packed with lots of healthy vitamins.
This veggie also has a lot of fiber in it which helps to maintain a healthy intestine. Avocados are great for your bones which will help lessen the symptoms of arthritis.
I love to add avocados to salad or simply eat it all by itself.
Raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries are full of healthy antioxidants that help protect our cells and keep us healthy. And they are also very low in sugar. Some people choose to totally eliminate fruits for their diet when following a low carb lifestyle, but from time to time, I have found that berries are a nice treat. And they are great for the digestive system as they are packed with fiber. I like to whip up some heavy cream to mix with my berries.
I’ve talked a lot about bone broth on this blog but really, as a woman of 55 years old, I have had amazing results with my skin and the reason is I drink bone broth very often. Bone broth has a lot of collagen in it. You can make your own bone broth or you can buy it in stores.
You can also use collagen powder as a daily supplement. I like to add a scoop of chocolate collagen powder to my morning coffee. It is delicious!
Eggs are one of the healthiest foods that you can eat. I used to think they were bad for you but then I did my own research and learned that it is a myth that eggs are bad for your heart. Choose eggs that are hormone free and free-range. Eggs have a lot of health benefits. First of all they are low in carbs and high in fat. Eggs are good for your hair and skin.
I’ve been doing a look of research on nutrition over the last few year and one of the people I trust and follow is Dr. Ken D Berry. He is the author of Lies My Doctor Told Me and has an entire chapter on eggs. I hope you find the above video helpful.
So there you have the list of what I feel are Best Foods For Longevity: These are the 5 foods that I would never be without because they are great for my health and I feel good eating them knowing I am doing something good for my body.
Now that you learned some of the best foods to eat for longevity, my next post will show you how to take it to the next level.