What you are is reflected from the type of food you consume. One must have complete knowledge of what kind of food is suitable for the body and what food is not fit enough. Consuming the wrong kind of food may lead to low energy level and early aging. Whereas, on the other hand, consuming the healthier food items will ensure a healthy and long life for you. Aging is a procedure that involves withering away of body cells due to external elements and improper nutrition. Aging is a process of time and waits for no one but can be definitely slowed down. For slowing down the aging, you must take care of your diet. Here are some examples of the natural anti-aging foods that will help you to slow down the process of aging:
10. Green Tea:
Green tea is being consumed in Asia for more than thousand years. Green tea is known to contain a very powerful anti-oxidant which helps you to fight the aging signs. This anti-oxidant is EGCG. Studies have shown that consuming tea every day will help a person to place themselves away from the risks of heat diseases and Alzheimer’s disease. Not only green tea, but white tea is also known to have similar properties. If not two times, one must at least drink a cup of green tea or white tea on daily basis. Along with the beneficial chemicals, green tea is inexpensive and delicious that adds to the increased consumption of this product in whole world. This is also a healthy substitute of coffee as energy-booster.
The main ingredient in garlic is allicin. It is because of the allicin present in garlic that it has this strong smell and a really strong flavor. Allicin is another anti-oxidant which is very much effective. Garlic has antibacterial, antifungal and anti-viral properties because of which it is known as a threat to the infections of all kinds. It stands against the bacteria resistant to antibiotic such as MRSA as well as against the yeast infections, parasites and other viruses. Along with providing immunity to body, they help in reducing the risks of particular cancers such as breast cancer, prostate, esophageal, etc. in long run, garlic helps to prevent high BP and even heart attacks. Thus garlic is an anti-aging food because it lets you live for long.
8. Walnuts and almonds:
Fishes are a part of Japanese and Mediterranean diet. But those who do not eat fishes should eat nuts for they are the best source of omega-3. Also, fishes in Japan do have a risk of mercury contamination. So, having walnuts is also a better option. Walnuts are rich in the fatty acids known for anti-aging, i.e., omega-3. One should eat at least two walnuts every day. After walnuts, almonds are very beneficial for aging treatment. Almonds are rich in vitamin E and are best if consumed in the raw form. Vitamin E is a very essential vitamin and provides strength so as to feel youthful. It also improves the functioning of our nervous system and muscles along with providing young skin and hair.
Fishes are the best known source of omega-3. Some fatty fishes such as wild salmon or tuna fish are the best anti-aging remedy food. The omega-3 fatty acids found in the sea food, especially fishes, are known to act on a particular area of the brain and improve the functioning of the brain and increase the memory power. This has also an effect on the mood and attitude of an individual. The fatty acids also play a vital role in quenching the flames caused by chronic inflammation and thus shows anti-inflammatory actions along with anti-aging effects.
Tomatoes contain a magic ingredient called lycopene. Lycopene is an anti-oxidant compound. This ingredient protects your skin from sunburn by protecting you from the oxidation caused by sun. This oxidation by sun may cause wrinkles on the skin and make it a few shades dark. But tomatoes help your skin to fight against this oxidation. The best results will be seen if you consume tomatoes after combining with some kind of healthy fat such as virgin olive oil or simply plain olive oil. Tomatoes not only make your skin youthful but also reduce the risks of certain cancers (specifically lung cancer and stomach cancer) as well as hearth related health problems.
5. Whole grains:
Whole grains are a whole package of nutrients. To fight with diseases related to aging, you need to consume a lot of minerals and vitamins. Whole grains are exactly what you need to prevent the aging diseases. Whole grains contain a lot of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and anti-oxidants. Thus, they can prove to be very useful in fight aging illness. They take care of the cardio-vascular diseases as well as prevent the chances and risk of cancer disease. Processed grains are digested faster as compared to the whole grains. This slow process of digestion makes the whole grains to prevent the blood sugar from rising and risks of diabetes.
4. Olive oil:
Olive oil is the reason why the Italians have a longer lifespan. Italians are known to have a graceful way in aging and this is because of the main ingredient being the olive oil in the Mediterranean diet. Omega-3 fatty acids are the best form of fatty acids and are the healthiest fatty acids. Omega-3 helps the body in keeping a healthy heart and reduces inflammation in the body. Also, it helps to regulate cholesterol levels in the blood. Above all, they are best known for improving the skin circulation leading to a younger and healthier skin and fights anti-aging. Olive oil fights the aging symptoms on the skin by improving the skin circulation and also improving the digestion process and thus does not allow any sign of aging on the skin.
Antioxidant levels of a fruit are measured as orac and it has been found that berries contain the maximum level of anti-oxidants among all the fruits. The same level of anti-oxidants is shared by kale and spinach and which are covered in the second point. Berries are sometimes called packets of anti-oxidants. These anti-oxidants and other chemicals present in berries, specially blueberry and blackberry, help the body to repair the damage by aging (if any) and prevent any damage to your skin because of aging. Along with the anti-aging properties in the contents of a berry, it also helps to prevent certain cancers, memory function and urinary health issues. Above all, they taste really good. Be sure to eat them plain without involving any sauce so as to gain complete benefit.
2. Green vegetables:
Green and leafy vegetables are all very important when it comes to anti-aging. All of us must have heard the health experts and nutritionists talk a about the benefits of eating green leafy vegetables. Even my mother keeps chattering about how good the leafy vegetables, such as spinach and kale, are. This is because these are actually good and very healthy and they really play a major role in keeping you young by look and by physical health. They are very impressive when you look at the nutrients they contain, which are mainly calcium, folate and many more. This makes them very healthy for bones also fight against all the age-related problems of eyes. Other than this, they also help in prevention of cancer properties in our blood. Not only leafy vegetables are healthy but cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, are very healthy and prevent the symptoms of memory loss. They also taste better and add a different flavor to your food.
You can either eat a raw avocado or have it after covering with lemon and salt and as a snack. Be it anyway, the important thing is that you must eat avocado if you want to look like the youngest. Avocado will help you to get a wrinkle free face. Not just eating avocado will provide you a wrinkle-free skin on your face but also helps in getting a glowing skin and shiny hair. This is because avocados are highly rich in vitamin e which is very essential for a healthy skin and hair. The avocados are also listed among the most alkalized typed food and are known to have the best quality of omega 3s. And given all the essential nutrients for skin, they do taste very delicious. I therefore recommend avocados on the top of the anti-aging foods because of the vitamin e and the irresistible taste.