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July 12, 2022 • Healthy Living

The Best Anti-Aging Diet


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Control the rate at which you age by eating the best anti-aging diet and practicing daily healthy living.

Yes, scientists have discovered the best anti-aging diet and lifestyle! One of the most glorious realities of modern medical science has been the recognition that we have enormous control over the rate at which we age.

Indeed, only about 25% of the process is dictated by your genes, which means the remaining 75% is largely determined by YOU and the dietary and lifestyle choices you make over your lifetime.

The 4 key facets to triumph on the anti-aging front are:

  1. Maximizing flood flow (healthy arteries)
  2. Minimizing oxidation
  3. Minimizing inflammation
  4. Maintaining insulin sensitivity

The Best Anti-Aging Diet

What follows is the best anti-aging diet and the most effective strategies for achieving success. As an added bonus, these age-defying interventions will not only add years to your life but life to your years!

Eat Less of These

  • Strictly avoid trans fats and oxidized fats. Oxidized fats can be found in deep-fried foods, smoking oil, and rancid (stale) oils/fats.
  • Minimize consumption of omega 6 oils. Corn, safflower, sunflower, cottonseed, and soybean oil. Please note that these oils are frequently found in margarine, mayo, salad dressing and other processed foods. Instead, use canola oil and olive oil. Both are low in omega 6 fatty acids.
  • Minimize your intake of arachidonic acid. Red meat and whole dairy products are the richest dietary sources of this potent, pro-inflammatory substance.

Animal and vegetable sources of omega-3 acids as salmon, avocado, linseed, eggs, butter, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, parsley leaves and rapeseed oil

Eat More of These

  • Maximize your intake of omega 3 fats. Regularly consume:
    • oily fish (salmon, sardines, tuna, mackerel, anchovies, herring, lake trout)
    • walnuts
    • canola oil
    • whole soy foods
    • flax seeds
    • wheat germ, and
    • omega 3 eggs
  • Eat as many fruits and vegetables as possible. Fruits and veggies contain potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytochemicals. They are also beneficial for blood flow and insulin sensitivity.
  • Regularly enjoy the “other” anti-aging superstars:
    • extra virgin olive oil
    • freshly brewed tea
    • dark chocolate
    • red wine, and
    • pomegranate juice
  • Use rosemary, ginger, turmeric, and curry regularly in food preparation. They contain some of the most potent anti-inflammatory compounds nature offers, and are helpful in maintaining insulin sensitivity.
  • Do your carbs right! Consume the majority of your carbohydrate calories from the following 4 categories:
    • whole grains
    • beans/legumes
    • fruits, and
    • vegetables

Quinoa Plus 4 P’s – Dr. Ann’s Favorite

This is my all-time favorite quinoa recipe. Just a magical flavor combination.


  • 1 cup quinoa1

  • 2/3 cups low-sodium broth (vegetable or chicken)

  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

  • 3/4 cup frozen baby peas

  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


Stirring constantly, toast the quinoa in the olive oil over medium high heat in sauce pan. Once fragrant and kernels beginning to toast, add chicken or vegetable broth and cook according to package instructions.

Toward the end of cooking add the frozen peas and replace lid until the peas are thawed and heated thru (about 5-6 minutes). Gently stir in pine nuts, parsley and parmesan. Season to taste with salt and pepper then serve.

The Best Anti-Aging Lifestyle

  • Maintain an optimal weight. Excess body fat promotes inflammation and insulin resistance. And it’s bad for arterial health. Weight loss has been shown to reduce markers of inflammation in the body and improve insulin sensitivity.
  • Exercise regularly the rest of your life. This is the single most powerful anti-aging strategy available. Regular physical activity is the real fountain of youth! The more, the better!