Age Like a Superhuman: A Blog Post About Diet and Healthy Ageing
As we start ageing, our bodies start changing, even if you feel like a superhuman (which is our main goal as health bloggers). Organs no longer function the way they used to, skin loses volume, we get wrinkles, and we do not have superhuman metabolisms like we did when we were younger.
Our bones become less dense through the ageing process, and
cartilage starts deteriorating, which can cause arthritis. Digestive systems start
to require more encouragement, and tendons also lose elasticity, which leads to
more injuries. Even superhumans are not immune to the effects of ageing and
Ageing and the loss of function is a source of fear for
many, but you should know that even though you cannot stop it completely, you
can decrease the speed of ageing drastically, and live life as your ultimate,
superhuman self, for as long as possible. I am talking about biohacking your
way to ageing like a superhuman, which is what we are trying to explore in this
Through proper diet and exercise, we can slow down ageing
and live longer and happier lives, without losing much mobility or energy. You
can feel superhuman at any age. Did you know that nutrition and exercise also
influence your brain’s ability to remain sharp, and prevent mental decline over
time? The right programme can help you reduce age-related physical decline and
allow you to still do the physical activities you love when you are older.
This will also greatly improve your quality of life.
The five major causes of ageing are genetics, stress,
inflammation, poor nutrition, and a lack of physical activity, which we will
explore deeper individually in the future on this blog. Apart from changing
your genetics completely, even though lifestyle can activate or deactivate certain
genes, you can focus on all of these factors when starting your lifestyle aimed
at slowing down ageing and living like a superhuman for longer.
If your aim is to live longer, be healthier, maintain
mobility at any age, and feel like a superhuman for as long as possible, then
this blog post will give you the information you need to achieve just that.
Many people do not understand how their diet and lifestyle choices can actually
affect their physical decline and overall wellbeing.
This blog and blog post aims to teach you not only what you
should be doing, but also why you should be doing it. Knowledge is power, and
the right knowledge can help you take back the power of your own health, become
the healthiest version of yourself, and slow down ageing.
The guidelines in this blog post are not aimed to help you
with weight loss and superficial reasons, but it is more about inspiring you to
get the right nutrients you need through food and to improve your health while
ageing. The aim is to provide the body with enough nutrients to help you
perform at your best for as long as possible.
The goal is to improve your overall quality of life and also
to increase vitality, mobility, and longevity. The good news is that all of
these things can be achieved through nutrition and exercise. It is possible to
feel like a superhuman throughout all the stages of your life.
To help you learn more about which diet and lifestyle habits help to slow down ageing and will help you feel like your best self throughout your life, as health bloggers, we decided to look at what people in some of the countries with the highest life expectancies are doing to put together this blog post.
Greece, Italy, and Spain: Eat a
lot of olive oil, fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, and poultry, and
drink red wine in a healthy, anti-ageing diet like the people from these
countries. Red meat, salt, and sugar are enjoyed, but not in excess, and
there is very little processed food.
Japan: Eat only until 80% full,
and eat plenty of healthy, nutrient-dense fruits, vegetables, and high-fat
fish. The inclusion of seaweed provides the Japanese with anti-ageing hyaluronic
acid, potent antioxidants, and thyroid-regulating iodine. Many meals are
started by consuming miso soup. Miso is made with fermented soybean, and
provides gut-friendly probiotics. If you are sensitive to soy, ensure that
you consume other fermented foods.
France: Have you hear of something
that is known as the French paradox? Even though they have diets rich in
bread, cheese, and pastries, residents of France have higher life
expectancies and the lowest obesity rates. That is because they take time
to enjoy their food, practice portion control, and tend to walk a lot.
They also enjoy red wine frequently, which contains the antioxidant,
resveratrol, which has been linked to anti-ageing, although high doses may
be required, and it may be better to supplement.
South Korea: Mainly thanks to the
presence of kimchee in their diets, South Koreans have some of the longest
life expectancies. This healthy dish, which is basically fermented and
spiced cabbage, is packed full of fibre, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals,
and probiotics. This once again stresses the importance of consuming
probiotics in your diet if you want to become superhuman. They also enjoy
a large variety of fresh fish, and processed food is also limited.
Iceland: They have very low rates
of heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease, and Iceland is one of the
healthiest countries in the world. This is mainly due to their high intake
of healthy fish, as well as the lack of processed food (I also suspect
cold exposure has a lot to do with it). They eat fish around five times
per week, and believe that food should be eaten in its most natural form
Sweden, Norway, and Denmark: Rich
in healthy fish, rapeseed oil, berries, and root vegetables, and paired
with a healthier relationship with food, this diet promotes heart health
What all of these healthy diets have in common is that they
eat very little processed food. Cutting out your intake of processed food and
sticking to a diet of whole foods should be the first step you take when trying
to change your diet and lifestyle to slow down ageing and live like a
superhuman for as long as possible. If you liked this blog post, check out the
rest of our blog to learn more about optimizing your health.