Healthy aging doesn’t have to be hard, with the help of natural anti-aging supplements, physical activity and healthy foods, here are 4 ways to make it easier.

 

how to have a young mind and body 

 

Acetyl L-Carnitine

Acetyl L-Carnitine is a naturally occurring substance in your body and is also available as a natural supplement that can be used for certain anti-aging effects. Its role in the body is to work with metabolism in the cells by burning fat and carbohydrates for energy. As we age the body produces less Acetyl L-Carnitine.

Studies show natural supplements can help with physical fatigue, improving muscle mass and improve mental function. It has even shown reduce deterioration of mild Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Glucosamine

Glucosamine is a naturally occurring molecule in the body, but it is also a popular natural supplement that can be used for healthy aging. It primarily works in the body to help in developing and maintaining cartilage in joints.

Cartilage works with a lubricating liquid called synovial fluid between the joints to reduce friction of the joints, preventing pain. Glucosamine helps produce both important tissues, it also helps to reduce the breakdown of cartilage in the joints that happens naturally as we age. Taking the natural supplement Glucosamine can help to reduce and preserve these tissues.

Glucosamine can also help with anti-inflammation in the body. Inflammation can cause various health problems as we age including osteoarthritis, thus making this supplement popular in people suffering from arthritis.

 

Remain Physically Active

Physical activity has a long list of benefits, among them is healthy aging. Healthy aging is classified as developing and maintaining the ability that enables wellbeing in older age, this includes both physical and mental wellbeing. Physical activity is simply any type of body movement, it does not have to mean going to the gym or doing any type of organized repeated exercise. Walking, dancing, swimming, and playing with your kids or grandkids can all be classified as physical activity and comes with healthy aging benefits.

Including physical activity in your daily life can increase your odds of healthy aging by about 39%. The positive effects it has on your body include; lowering blood pressure, lowering weight gain, decreased mortality rates, and even positive cognitive benefits. By continuing to engage in regular physical activity you are setting yourself up for wellbeing into the future, helping you to feel better and be healthier into older age.

 

Eat a Diet Rich in Fiber

Fiber is a non-digestible carbohydrate found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans. The American Heart Association recommends people eat at least 25 grams of fiber per day, although most adults average only 16 grams per day.

Fiber helps aid in digestion by adding bulk to stool, decreasing constipation and also helps to absorb water in the gut that can help to decrease diarrhea. It also helps to feed the good gut bacteria in our intestinal lining.

Fiber has shown to help reduce rates of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and even cognitive health. By lowering inflammation in the body, it helps to manage or reduce risk of chronic disease like arthritis and even Alzheimer’s.

You can easily boost fiber in your diet by eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans and using natural supplements. You can find supplements that can be added to juice, smoothies or meals very easily.

One minor side effect can be felt if you go from very low fiber intake up to 25-30 grams overnight. You may want to slowly add fiber into your diet to prevent bloating and excess gas. You can do this by adding it to meals throughout your day, drinking plenty of water and slowly increasing your fiber consumption over time.

 

Overall there are many ways you can continue to age healthfully. Adding fiber, getting regular physical activity are easy things to add to your daily routine that your mind and body will benefit from.

Anti-aging supplements, glucosamine and acetyl L-carnitine can also be great natural supplements for healthy aging to add to your shopping cart at Healthy Options.

 

This article was written by Amanda Barnes, RDN.

 

Sources:

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Carnitine-HealthProfessional/

https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/neuroscience/acetylcarnitine

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1568163717300302

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323079.php

https://www.consumerreports.org/diet-nutrition/anti-aging-benefits-of-fiber/

 

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