Anti-aging foods for feeling fabulous…at any age!

by | Sep 17, 2014 | Health & News


From our brains, to our bones and our skin, we want to look and feel healthy!  From 30 years old to 80 years, all of us are striving to age as gracefully as possible.  Admit it, we all want to look fabulous!  Well, I’ve done a little research — here are the top 7 foods I’ve discovered to keep your skin glow, your brain sharp as a tack and your energy level at its peak.  Not to mention balancing your hormones!


Top 7 Anti-Aging Foods

1.      Avocados:  Avocados are filled with a healthy type of fat, monounsaturated fat, which helps keep your heart healthy, brain thriving and skin hydrated.  This same fat helps to absorb the vitamins and nutrients that your body needs for hormonal balance.

Also try: olive oil, walnuts, and almonds

avocados top anti aging foods at any age


2.      Oranges: These are loaded with Vitamin C which helps to make collagen which keeps our skin tighter with less fine lines.  Because they are also high in water content, your skin and cells will stay hydrated.  Eat 3 cups of vegetables and 1.5 cups of fruit/day.

Also try: pink grapefruit, tomatoes, watermelon

Top 7 foods :oranges help stay looking and feeling young.


3.      Oats:  Yes, oats are a great source of complex carbohydrates with a low-glycemic index.  A low-glycemic index means it won’t spike up your blood sugar – thus, decreasing your risk of diabetes.   Processed foods like refined breads, rice or pasta can raise blood sugar levels and are known to increase acne and wrinkles, as well as insulin resistance.

Also try: barley, brown rice

Top & Foods to help look and feel youg, rolled oats


4.      Fish: especially salmon.  Fatty fish is high in omega-3 fatty acids and offers many anti-aging benefits.  Omega-3 fatty acids help to lower LDL (“bad” cholesterol), decrease odds for stroke by decreasing plaque formation and reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

Also try: lake trout, tuna (albacore packed in water)

Top 7 foods to help look and feel young, fish, salmon



5.      Kale, spinach, collard greens: These are great sources of Vitamin C, zinc and beta-carotene which helps to protect your vision from macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness after age 64.

top 7 foods to stay looking and feeling young, kale & greens


6.      Lean Protein:  Beans and lentils are a great source of plant-based protein with lots of fiber too.  For those carnivores out there, small portions of lean meat (3-4 ounces), such as top sirloin, helps to build collagen.

top 7 foods to looking and feeling young, beans, lentils


7.      Grapes/Red wine:  We’ve all heard about resveratrol, a powerful anti-oxidant found in red wine which helps to decrease your risk of getting cancer, heart disease and premature aging.

Recommended amount: 4-5 ounces of red wine/day



And there you go! Stay young my friends, 


Dr Diana Hoppe OBGYN in encinitas, CA. signature- hormones, menopause, weight loss, pap smear, total women's health care