When I was in school, I was obese and looked like an adult rather than an adolescent. I was at a party and someone asked me whether I’m married or not! I was stumped. From that day, I pledged to work on myself. I researched a lot and worked hard to improvise my personality. Today, I’ll share with you some secrets on preventing aging. Nobody wants to look older but everybody wants to look younger. Incorporate these anti aging foods in your diet and prevent premature aging.
Anti Aging Foods
Tomatoes are beautiful red fruits with immense health benefits. It contains an anti oxidant Lycopene that fights against lung cancer. Lycopene is also beneficial for healthy heart and skin. With so many benefits, tomatoes makes a spot in the anti aging foods list.
Green Leafy Vegetables
Green Leafy vegetables are rich in antioxidants like Vitamin K and Beta-Carotene. Both the anti oxidants destroys free radicals in the body and generates healthy tissues like collagen. Collagen tissue is associated with the skin. You can choose from various green leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, collards, etc.
Garlic is a fragrant food used as a condiment in most dishes. Apart from gastronomical benefits, it is rich in anti oxidants. It keeps blood pressure and sugar levels in control. It is rich in selenium that fights against cancer. Garlic is rich in Allicin and Sulfur content, both are beneficial for healthy skin.
Red Bell Pepper
Red, green and yellow bell peppers are rich in anti oxidants. But red bell pepper is leading among them. It contains highest amount of anti oxidants and Vitamin C. Vitamin C boosts the production of white blood cells and thereby, strengthening the immunity. Moreover, diet rich in Vitamin C and E promotes healthy skin.
There are a lot of varieties of berries available. Blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, cranberries, goji berries, etc. Berries contain a common nutrient, Vitamin C which eliminates free radicals from the body. Free radicals are the by products of oxidation process in our body. They are the root cause for inflammation and degenerative processes in the body. Blueberries ensures that you don’t age with the passing years by eliminating free radicals!
Blackberries contains antioxidant Flavonoid. This prevents blood clotting in the arteries. Hence, reducing the risks of heart attacks.
Basil is considered as a strong immunity developer. It is a medicinal herb used for the treatment of various ailments. In India, it is considered a holy plant. Every household has a plant in their courtyard. It is used as a flavoring agent in tea. It wards off cold and flu virus and keeps you healthy. Moreover, it has an antioxidant eugenol that possess anti carcinogenic properties.
Kiwi is the native fruit of New Zealand. Due to its immense health benefits and taste of course, it is widely popular all around the world. Kiwi is rich in anti oxidants. It is also rich in Vitamin C and E. These all nutrients keeps the skin firm and tight. This prevents wrinkles and sagging skin. Your skin will glow and make you look younger than you actually are!