Aging is a natural part of life, and while there is no secret sauce for staying forever young, we can slow the aging process by eating a nutrient-rich diet, exercising and living a healthy lifestyle.

Eating the right foods will help you lose weight, prolong your life and even prevent disease and illness. Read below for tips on which foods will help you turn back the clock.

Heart Health
177501128Studies show that a cup of coffee per day will lower your chances of dying from heart disease. (It’s also been shown to reduce the risk of skin cancer by 10%.) Not much of a coffee drinker? Drink tea instead! Tea will help lower your risk of a heart attack.

Pain Relief
The fatty acids found in seafood help control inflammation. You can also get the anti-inflammatory benefits from walnuts and flaxseeds.

Smooth Skin
Blueberries are great for keeping your skin nice and smooth. The beta-carotene within blueberries helps protect the skin from damaging UV rays and prevent wrinkles. Brazil nuts have also been shown to slow down the skin’s aging process.

Staying Slim
Make a point to eat lean protein with every meal. Chicken breast, lean beef and pork, eggs and seafood will help you build and maintain muscle 158181238and will keep you feeling full.

Dark, leafy greens—like spinach and kale—contain certain pigments that help protect your eyes from UV rays and keep your vision strong.

Thick, Shiny Hair
Carrots are a great source for vitamin A—a nutrient that will give you a healthy scalp and thick, shiny hair. Also great for maintaining the perfect hair—beans, cottage cheese and eggs.