Anti-aging or healthy-aging as referred by some is a popular trend in 2020. Peeps are excited to try out the latest supplements in the market which claim that they can stop aging, which is not true. Old age is an inevitable process. No need to be disheartened just yet, what you can do is slow it down and age in a healthy manner so that you stay in the plateau phase of your age for the longest time. It is basically the process of elongating middle age which creates an illusion of an extended lifespan. This is apt because, during the middle age i.e. between 25-45, we are at the peak of our health and fitness.
There are several herbal and synthetic supplements in the market that contain certain ingredients that take away the signs of aging and boost internal health too. These compounds which are a part of these supplements are extracted from plants, fruits and vegetables. This post discusses 7 most powerful anti-aging foods, their anti-aging effects and the right dosage for optimum benefits. Start eating these foods and watch observable results within a couple of weeks. Overtime, these foods have been researched and tried and we know what they contain and what each one of them specifically does.
They contain beta-carotene and lutein which are powerful anti-oxidants. Green leafy veggies like broccoli and spinach also contain poly-nutrients and are packed with chlorophyll. Broccoli contains NMN (Nicotinamide mononucleotide) which is a key component of anti-aging supplements.
Effect: Safeguard against sun’s damage, improve skin’s elasticity and reduce the damage caused by free radicals.
Dosage: 3 cups/week of either kale, spinach or any other green leafy vegetable.
Berries contain anti-oxidative compounds and polyphenols like resveratrol, which possesses remarkable characteristics. Phytochemicals in berries are good for the heart.
Effect: Keeps arteries flexible and improves blood circulation, stops cell structure damage and prevents fine lines and wrinkles. Boosts cardiovascular health.
Dosage: Half a cup each day.
Pomegranate seed juice contains vitamin C, ellagic acid (polyphenol) and punicalagin which is a super-nutrient.
Effect: Reverses wrinkling effect of sun’s damage by fighting damage caused due to free radicals. Preserves collagen which is the sub-dermal tissue that is responsible for keeping the skin plump and supple.
Dosage: A cup of pomegranate seed every week apart from its juice.
Cold water fishes like salmon and sardines contain omega 3 fatty acids. Fishes are a great source of protein which is god for the muscles.
Effect: Strengthens skin-cell membranes, reduces skin inflammations and keeps the heart and brain young.
Dosage: Take six portions measuring 6 ounces in a week.
Green tea is a natural detox agent. Its medicinal and anti-oxidative properties. Green tea is rich in a powerful anti-aging anti-oxidant called EGCG.
Effect: Fights free radical damage, prevents hyperpigmentation and reverses photo-aging by reducing dark spots on the skin. Lessens wrinkles by raising cell turnover.
Dosage: 1 cup every day.
Melons and tomatoes, both are excellent sources of lycopene which is a powerful anti-oxidant. Besides, they also contain potassium and vitamin C. Cooked tomatoes are better as after cooking it becomes easier for the body to absorb and process lycopene.
Effect: Strong bones, healthy heart and glowing skin.
Dosage: 1-2 cups of both every wee
Contains good fats (Omega-3s). Extra virgin olive oil also works as a great moisturizer and contains polyphenols with anti-oxidative characteristics.
Effect:Radiant, wrinkle free, rosy and supple skin and improved blood circulation.
Dosage:1 tablespoon every day.
A regular consumption of these food items will ensure a holistic health for your body. Working consistently will definitely fetch visible results. Besides these foods (which can be easily incorporated in your anti-aging diet plan), there are various other little but significant ways in which you can care for your skin and make your good looks last longer. Here we go:
1. Consume lots of water, it is the natural cleanser and purifier.
2. Use a moisturizer every day (round the year), minimum SPF 30.
3. Wear sunglasses when stepping outdoors to avoid fine lines.
4. Use a soft material for pillow-case and bedsheets to avoid creases and wrinkles.
5. Cover your face if stepping in the wind or a storm.
6. Do not switch products quickly, stick with something good.
7. Vitamin C is a wonder for skincare, always include it in the diet.
These food items are no secret and are neither rare. They are available in stores near you and are easy to cook and eat. If consumed regularly, a burst of youth and vitality will not only be visible on your face but a healthy feeling will greet you from inside your body. You have to care for your skin if you want to carry your good looks with you for the longest time. Exuberance is a gift and one has to work hard for it. Start now, as ‘today is the oldest you have ever been and the youngest you will ever be,’ this is the moment.
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