What should I eat and drink to slow the aging process?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Forget about facelifts -- what you eat and drink can slow aging! In this video, Michael Roizen, MD, chief wellness officer for the Cleveland Clinic, lists his favorite anti-aging groceries.

Mark C. Houston, MD
Internal Medicine
Eat an anti-inflammatory diet. One should consume 10 servings of relatively uncooked fresh fruits and vegetables per day (6 vegetables and 4 fruits of multiple colors, especially a variety of dark berries and grapes). Reduce the refined carbohydrates and foods that contain a high glycemic load or index and increase complex carbohydrates and fiber. Reduce saturated fats, reduce inflammatory omega 6 fats, and eliminate trans fats, but increase omega 3 fatty acids such as cold water fish and nuts and omega 9 fatty acids like olive products, olive oil, and nuts. Use more high quality vegetable protein and high quality animal protein such as cold water fish, wild game, and grass or range fed meat. Avoid caffeine and all sodas, diet or otherwise. Eat less refined, processed, and fast foods. Avoid high fructose corn syrup. Consume at least 100 ounces of filtered or bottled water (from glass, not plastic) each day. Add some fresh lemon or lime to each glass.

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