Often we meet a friend we haven't seen for a few years, and they've barely changed at all. Others have aged so much we barely recognize them. The difference? Good genes can't be discounted, but the most important elements of aging involve lifestyle, especially eating a healthy diet.
Some foods are better than others in battling Father Time, especially those that fight inflammation. These eight foods have special nutrients that help you turn back the clock:
• Fish. Fatty fish, like salmon, tuna, and mackerel, contain large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids that fight many of the diseases of aging, including cardiovascular disease by preventing the buildup of cholesterol in arteries. Fatty fish, due to its anti-inflammatory properties, also fights Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, cancer, and helps keep skin young. The American Heart Association recommends two servings a week.