Is Food the Fountain of Youth?

Scientists and doctors agree that the secret to a long life may be in your genes, but that good habits make a big difference. Exercise, a healthy diet, staying active and lifelong learning enhance your golden years. Anti-aging foods at every age can lay a foundation for a 50-plus healthy lifestyle and enjoyable retirement. Your skin, heart, mind and body will thank you.

As always, check with your physician about any conditions, allergies or special needs before making changes to your diet, especially if you are diabetic, gluten or dairy intolerant. Here are some tips from local experts, cookbook authors and anti-aging research studies.

LEARN FROM BLUE ZONERS: There are regions in the world that historically have the largest numbers of centenarians. These vibrant people not only live long lives, but healthy ones as well. These regions are called “Blue Zones” and are Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California.

Excerpted from TBN Weekly

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