There's no longer any doubt that a healthy diet is the cornerstone of a long and healthy life. Choosing the right foods can slow down many of the ageing processes and help you stay looking good and feeling great whatever your age. Foods can be powerful weapons in the battle against many of the visible effects of ageing, such as wrinkles, and also those you can't see, such as damage to the heart and eyes, osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes and high blood pressure. Choosing the right foods will help to protect against such conditions as well as strengthening your immune system, increasing your resistance to colds and other infections, and also boosting your energy levels and improving physical and mental performance. Ageing is inevitable but ageing well is an art. If you want to stay fitter, live longer, feel better and look younger in later life, now is the time to invest in your future good health. With recipes for each, Sarah Merson reveals 100 tried-and-tested foods which will keep you looking and feeling fabulous.
Sarah Merson is a freelance writer who specializes in alternative health and nutrition and is the author of The Top 100 Traditional Remedies (DBP 2006). She also works for the Natural College of Naturopathic Medicine.