Top 10 Anti-Aging Foods to Fit Into Your Diet
TOP 10 anti-aging foods: It is not possible (for now) to reverse the course of time. But with an “anti-aging” diet, it is possible to slow down or even in some cases, reverse the effects of aging… Here are 10 foods to stay young, both inside and out… while enjoying yourself, because foods that are good for your health are also good to eat. So why deprive yourself?
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Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Extra virgin olive oil is one of the healthiest oils. It helps prevent many common diseases associated with aging such as: blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and possibly even cancer.
Olive oil keeps the skin younger because it is anti-inflammatory and protects against the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Green tea is rich in antioxidants that protect us from free radicals. Green tea is particularly rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, which help fight diabetes, insulin resistance, inflammation and cardiovascular disease. The polyphenols in tea also protect our collagen, the skin’s main protein, from UV rays.
Fatty fish are a true anti-aging food. The omega-3 fatty acids they contain are beneficial against cardiovascular disease, inflammation and ulcerative colitis in particular. Studies suggest that they may also protect against inflammation and UV rays from the sun. To avoid exposure to toxins in some fatty fish, choose wild fish and small fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines.
Dark chocolate has an impressive antioxidant profile. Studies suggest that it can reduce blood pressure, increase insulin sensitivity and improve artery elasticity. Dark chocolate contains antioxidants called flavanols, which protect the skin from sun damage. One study showed that the flavanols in dark chocolate doubled the amount of time spent in the sun before sunburn.
Vegetables are very nutrient-dense and low-calorie foods. They contain antioxidants that help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, cataracts and cancer. Many vegetables are also rich in carotenoids, such as beta-carotene, which protect against the sun’s UV rays that cause skin aging. A study of more than 700 Japanese women showed that those who ate more green and yellow vegetables had fewer wrinkles.
Flaxseeds have amazing health benefits. They can lower cholesterol, reduce blood sugar and insulin levels, reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancer. They are also an important source of omega-3 fatty acids called ALA, which protect the skin from the sun’s UV rays and moisturize it. Flaxseeds accelerate intestinal transit and thus promote detoxification.
Pomegranates are one of the healthiest fruits. Their antioxidant activity seems to be even higher than that of green tea. Pomegranates decrease inflammation, help prevent damage from high blood sugar levels and may help improve colon cancer patients. Pomegranates protect the skin from the sun’s UV rays and increase collagen production.
Avocados are rich in quality fatty acids, fiber and essential vitamins and minerals for good health. They are delicious and contain unique compounds called polyhydric fatty alcohols. These can fight inflammation and repair sun-damaged skin. Their high content of monounsaturated fats and antioxidants (lutein and zeaxanthin) provide additional skin protection.
Tomatoes have many health benefits, many of which can be attributed to their high lycopene content. Lycopene is a type of carotenoid that reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and prostate cancer.
Studies show that it can also protect the skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Women who eat a mixture of foods rich in lycopene and other plant antioxidants have a measurable decrease in wrinkle depth after 15 weeks.
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