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It is common knowledge that a healthy diet produces many benefits. While eliminating processed and sugary foods from your diet is a good start, a diet created specifically to fight aging could do more than make you feel more healthy and energetic—it may take years off your appearance as well.

Anti-aging dietary plans not only focus on skin health, but also on improving cardiovascular, cognitive, digestive, and vision function. For best results, contact a practiced and proficient doctor today.

Reducing Inflammation

A major goal of most anti-aging dietary plans is inflammation reduction. The right diet helps control inflammation and boosts skin health, which can result in a longer, healthier lifespan. Foods usually included in an anti-inflammatory diet include:

  • Blueberries – This colorful and versatile fruit is good in cereals, salads, pancakes, or just for munching; full of antioxidants, blueberries can limit the damage to skin caused by free radicals and prevent the development of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Bone broth – These broths contain minerals that keep bones in good condition.
  • Carrots – This vegetable contains beta-carotene, which changes to vitamin A in the body and is among the best veggies for skin health; lutein and other vitamins in carrots may lower the risk of macular degeneration and other eye issues
  • Green tea – A few daily cups of green tea, full of antioxidants, could help keep skin smooth and firm
  • Kale – Kale is called a “superfood” for a reason—it is among the most powerful of leafy, dark vegetables, chock-full of antioxidants (especially in juice form)
  • Olive oil – Full of antioxidants, olive oil battles the free radicals in your cells that may cause wrinkles
  • Salmon – Fatty fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, along with vitamins C and E. Consuming salmon regularly helps minimize sun damage and slows down the wrinkling process.
  • Tomatoes – No matter how they are eaten, tomatoes add lycopene to the diet, an antioxidant which may reverse sun damage.

Alcohol and Chocolate

Anti-aging dietary plans typically eliminate most alcohol and sweets, but certain alcoholic drinks and sugary foods are safe to consume in moderation. Red wine contains resveratrol, a strong antioxidant, and grapes as a fruit also help the skin produce collagen, a protein needed for skin firming.

Cocoa flavanols are the key to dark chocolate’s skin benefits, as they enhance skin’s smoothness. It is best to limit consumption to a small piece of quality dark chocolate as a treat after lunch or dinner.

Anti-Aging Supplements

In addition to diet, patients may benefit from supplements designed to combat aging. Anti-aging supplements are recommended based on a patient’s individual needs and may involve the following:

  • Chondroitin and glucosamine – These natural substances support joint health
  • Methyl-Sulfate-Methane – MSM is a natural source of sulfur, providing benefits for the skin and joints and helping to build healthy tissue
  • Probiotics – Daily probiotic supplements improve digestion and overall gut health by ensuring the body has plenty of good bacteria
  • Turmeric – This spice contain curcumin, which aids not only in skin health, but that of the joints and brain as well; turmeric is also available in tea form

Talking to Dr. Jacobson

For customized anti-aging dietary plans, call Dr. Edward Jacobson today and arrange a consultation. Dr. Jacobson takes a holistic approach to fight aging. Combined with an individual exercise regimen and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, you may look and feel years younger. Get in touch now to schedule a consultation at any of his primary practice locations: Greenwich, Manhattan, Newport Beach, or Beverly Hills.