We’ve all been there—your day is moving along and then you’re hit with a craving for something sweet or salty.
Snack cravings can be the result of lacking nutrients or can be triggered by blood sugar levels being too low. Refined carbohydrates and sugars in your anti-aging diet boost insulin and blood glucose levels, which can be destructive for aging well.
When you pass on healthy anti-aging foods for highly processed and fatty junk foods like cookies, pop, and chips, it can lead to a variety of conditions, like colon cancer, according to a Dutch study, and colorectal cancer. Junk foods high in vegetable, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, and linoleic acid (omege-6) fats make junk food eaters more susceptible to eye disease, like macular degeneration. It’s also important to snack on healthy anti-aging foods to help lower your risk of type-2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and obesity.
Here’s a list of six tasty, but healthy anti-aging foods you should consider snacking on the next time a craving strikes.
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