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 time.
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 blog.
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 for health.
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 and longevity.
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.