How Your Food Impacts Your Aging Process

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How Your Food Impacts Your Aging Process

Posted 13 May 2018


Dr. Salah Zaki

How Your Food Impacts Your Aging Process

Food is an imperative part of our lives. It is also an integral part of the aging process.  “We are what we eat” is a famous saying because the foods we eat affects everything about us; from our physical health and appearance, to our mental health, emotions and even social interactions. The types and quality of the foods we eat can affect our physiology and anatomy either in positive or negative ways, helping us preserve or destroy the very building blocks and components of our internal systems and well-being. This in effect can slow down or accelerate the aging process.

Millions of people are affected everyday by different foods they eat in ways they don’t understand or realize. Our DNA dictates how each of us reacts to different foods and everyone has different genetics and lifestyles that determine what foods are ideal for our nutrition. Many people may have allergies to certain foods, and many more can have intolerances to certain foods. 

To clarify, Intolerance and Allergy are two different conditions that can cause physical reactions. An intolerance can cause some of the same signs or symptoms as an allergy, but a true allergy causes a more severe immune system reaction that can affect numerous organs in the body, and may even be life threatening. An allergy means those foods must be avoided completely, whereas an intolerance means lifestyle and overall wellbeing will be affected. Small amounts may not cause too much of an issue or the support of supplements may improve those lifestyle impacts.

Understanding how a person’s DNA reacts to certain foods can help determine the optimal nutrition and diet plan to achieve the desired physical appearance goals and comfortable lifestyle everyone seeks. The first step is by taking time to get tested, see the results and then discuss with a professional doctor or clinical dietician, the recommended strategy and regimen. Testing is very easy and takes little time, with results provided within days. Setting yourself on the right diet program (not necessarily a weight loss program) can greatly improve your quality of life.

Eating the right, good quality foods can reduce the risks of accelerating the aging process by not allowing free radicals to roam around your body and attack your healthy cells.  Overall, you will feel better, look better, stay younger and minimize future health risks that can shorten life. Food really is another integral piece of the aging puzzle that leads to creating and maintaining a better version of ourselves. Take control of your diet and nutrition, and stay healthy, stay young. 

For more advice, contact Anti-Aging Expert, Dr. M. Salah Zaki.

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greggthomstone says:

8 months 3 weeks ago
What food does Dr. Salah eat?

Mariam says:

8 months 4 weeks ago
Dear Dr., its always puzzled me why some people who avoid the foods that apparently are the best for us, such as fruits and vegetables and instead have a relatively 'unhealthy' diet, often look more youthful and vital than others I know who live by the principles of good food. How can this be explained? M

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