Over 60? The Best Foods to Eat, Dietitian Says

If anyone has a magic potion to stay young forever, let’s take it now, please! Okay, we get it – there is no potion or fountain of youth. According to nutritionists, there isn’t one thing you can do to instantly reverse the aging process. However, there are certain superfoods that can help delay that inevitable negative effects of aging.

We have consulted with Lisa Moskovitz, RD, CEO of NY Nutrition Group, and member of our medical expert council, to find out which foods are best to include in your diet after your 60th birthday. And for more anti-aging tips, check out 40 ways to stay healthy after 40, experts say.

“Healthy aging requires a balanced diet with a mix of high-fiber carbohydrates, lean proteins, and anti-inflammatory fats,” explains Moskovitz. With all that in mind, when asked to select the best choice, Moskovitz recommends wild caught salmon to keep the mind and body strong after 60.

It’s all about the Omega-3 fatty acids found in wild caught salmon that, according to Moskovitz, makes it the best food to eat. Fighting inflammation, improving heart health and cognition function are all the result of a hefty dose of omega-3 fatty acids.

Moskovitz also emphasizes that “salmon is also a great source of muscle-preserving and collagen-repairing proteins, as well as bone-building calcium and vitamin D.”

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The benefits of consistently adding wild-caught salmon to your diet can seem endless thanks to all the nutrients contained in each serving. If you’re looking to get started adding salmon meals to your diet but aren’t quite sure where to start, we’ve got some of our favorite recipes with this seafood superfood.

Salmon is not the only anti-aging food.

Moskovitz also recommends “replacing refined grains, such as white flour or ultra-processed bread, with whole grains, such as quinoa and brown ricewhen it comes to slowing down the aging process.

“They not only offer the extra digestive fiber that can fight age-related constipation and promote healthy energy levels, but they also contain additional phytochemicals that protect against oxidative stress, which speeds up the aging process,” says Moskovitz.

Looking for a direction once you get to the grocery store? Moskovitz recommends Seeds of Change Organic Quinoa & Brown Rice. It’s an easy source of those digestive-related fiber and phytochemicals, and it’s ready to eat in minutes.

The combination of wild-caught salmon with some quinoa and brown rice sounds like the ideal anti-aging meal, not to mention delicious and filling.

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