Best Anti-Ageing Foods For You
Hello! my Tribe
As we get older, the body’s machinery begins to function a little less smoothly and we become vulnerable to age-related diseases. However, there are certain foods that can help prevent or slow down the negative effects aging has on the body. They won’t stop you from getting older, but they can improve your overall health and vitality, and protect you against diseases and illnesses, helping your body stay younger at any age.
So today I’m going to talk about some anti- ageing foods that are especially good at preventing or reducing the effects of age-related diseases and other health problems and can slow down the ageing process.
These sweet treats are tiny powerhouses of nutrients. In fact blueberries get their pigment from a property called anthocyanin that helps boost skin’s elasticity and support healthy connective tissue. The deep blue colour of blueberries have some awesome free radical-fighting abilities which has been linked to fight off degenerative diseases and help slow down age related problems such as loss of coordination and mental function. A 2012 study suggested that, not only are blueberries one of the best forms of antioxidant intake, but they have a higher content compared to other berries. These potent superfoods are considered the best antioxidant fruit available out there!
Pomegranate, eaten in any form is a miracle fruit. From assisting with weight loss, to reducing the risk of cardiac disease, to preventing cancer, you name it and pomegranate heals it all. Pomegranate offers us the chance to slow down the aging process, almost naturally! Two potent nutrients, namely punicalagin and ellagic acid found in the juice of pomegranate protect skin from premature aging by eliminating oxygen stealing free radicals which in turn prevents wrinkles and age spots on the skin.
Kale and spinach
Kale is a huge source of beta carotene, vitamin C and anti inflammatory substances called flavonols. One such flavonol known as quercetin, protects the body from stress which in turn reverses the ageing process. Kale also contains sulphur based glucosinolates that enable the detoxification pathways in the liver to function smoothly.
Spinach is a rich source of vitamin C and contains antioxidants which are essential for the production of sebum—the natural oil produced by the skin’s oil glands. Sebum is necessary for moisturizing skin and prevents dry and withered skin. It is also a conditioning source for hair and helps in casting an overall youthful body glow.
Everybody has a sweet tooth, and chocolate an all time satisfier. Dark high-quality chocolate in particular has several health benefits that make it a bit more justifiable to snack on! In fact, it ranks as one of the top anti-aging foods. Eating about an ounce of dark chocolate every day proves to lower LDL (bad cholesterol) and increase HDL (good cholesterol). As we know, too much bad cholesterol is not good for us. Dark chocolate contains nutrients that are known to help lower blood sugar and increase blood flow. It also contains lots of flavanols, which protect the skin against sun damage and also contains a vast amount of antioxidants, which are great for promoting heart health, decreasing the risk of infection, and fighting free radicals in the body.
Eating nuts as part of a balanced diet can add years to your life by helping prevent chronic disease, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline. Nuts are rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and fibers that reduce inflammation and its effects on the body and reduce the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Since all vascular factors are related with cognition, nuts have the potential to slow cognitive decline in older adults. So it’s time to snack on some chestnuts, walnuts, almonds and more!
Figs are rich in flavonoids and polyphenols, which have strong antioxidant properties that help prevent various oxidative stress-related medical conditions, such as hepatic and neurodegenerative issues.
Salmon is a great source of astaxanthin, a super antioxidant and carotenoid known for its unique anti-aging benefits. Studies show that this substance inhibited oxidative damage to DNA by reducing C-reactive protein and strengthened the immune system. Astaxanthin also increases HDL cholesterol and decreases triglycerides by improving circulation of blood. Since salmon is capable of fighting against inflammation and oxidative stress, it is useful to prevent or slow down the signs of aging.
For those who are worried about ageing due to hormonal imbalance, maca is the thing for you! Maca balances and normalizes the steroidal hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone and is even used to improve sexual dysfunction, prevent osteoporosis, enhance fertility and relieve menopausal symptoms.
Avocado contains a host of antioxidants including vitamin E that protects the skin from free radical damage. Avocados contain healthy fats that help reduce bad LDL cholesterol making it a healthy super food for anti ageing!
Turmeric has amazing anti-aging and skin-lightening properties, and for centuries it has been used to beautify the skin and overall appearance. According to research, turmeric helps to cope with ageing of the joints, brain and neurodegenerative diseases and conditions.
I added them in my diet, one at a time, slowly but I have them constantly. And I see the results, well I am 44 and I know you believe me when i say that I feel way younger and energetic.
I love sharing all that I have learned over years, these are all tried an tested methods, so try adding these foods and write back to me, always waiting for your comments and feedback.
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