The common desire of all people is to stay young and healthy. Is it possible? Delaying the signs of aging and still being able to look young at an advance age are within your reach. In addition, you don’t have to pay a lot of money for those youth potions or go through painful procedures to achieve that. The easiest solution to stay young and stop aging is to follow the recommendations for healthy eating.

Here are some of the rules that you should follow, if you’d like to look younger:

DESERTS: Sugar causes skin to look older by attacking proteins in elastin and collagen. The fast aging effects of excessive sugar consumption can be observed at the age of 35 and later. Limit yourself to 25 grams of sugar consumption a day. When you feel the craving for sugar, choose drinking a cup of water or mineral water. If that doesn’t work, eat a piece of dark chocolate or some berries.

FRIED AND CANNED FOODS: Heat applied to foods during canning, processing, frying, caramelizing, grilling, and sautéing cause formation of AGE (advanced glycation end-products) in foods. AGE is the main reason of the diseases that increase the inflammation and oxidation and that are connected with aging that affects hearth, brain, skin, skeletal system, joints, kidney, insulin resistance, and anemia. To decrease the AGE formation, eat raw foods as possible as you can. Cook vegetables with water based methods such as steaming or boiling. Alternatively, marinate them in vinegar or lemon juice before cooking. Consume berries, sweet potatoes, and green leafy vegetables.

FATS: Women usually limit the intake of fats when they are dieting in advancing age; however, the healthy fats such as omega-3 fatty acids keep skin flexible, enhance brain health, strengthen heart, fight with diabetes and elongate life span. Decreasing omega-3 intake speeds up the aging process, increases cellular inflammation, and causes organ problems of functionality. In addition, it causes your skin to appear damaged, dull, and old. Consume more olive oil, almond, avocado, and fish, but avoid fats rich in omega-6 such as corn, soy, and sunflower oils.

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES: Grains, vegetables, and fruits are the carbohydrate sources in nature. In today’s world, grains come to our table as processed. Refined carbohydrates increase blood sugar rapidly causing tissues age fast, speed up the formation of free radicals, and as a result of these, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome occur. Consume the other sources of carbohydrates found in nature, in other words fruits and vegetables. Prepare yourself a diet containing purple (red grapes, blueberries, blackberries) and red (strawberries, tomatoes, cherries, red apples) fruits that are rich in anti-oxidants.

SEBZE-MEYVELER: Doğadaki karbonhidrat kaynakları tahıllar, sebze ve meyvelerdir. Günümüz şartları tahılları karşımıza işlenmiş olarak getirir. Rafine karbonhidrat kan şekerini ve insülin seviyesini hızla arttırarak dokuların hızla yaşlanmasına, serbest radikallerin oluşumunu hızlandırmaya ve bunun sonucunda insülin direnci ve metabolik sendroma sebep olur. Doğadaki diğer karbonhidrat kaynağı olan sebze ve meyveleri tüketin. Sebze ve meyvelerden de anti oksidan değeri en yüksek olan özellikle mor meyvelerden (kara üzüm, yaban mersini, karadut), kırmızı meyvelere (çilek, kiraz, domates, nar, kırmızı elma) yani koyu renklilerden açığa doğru beslenmenizi düzenleyin.