We all want to look young. As we grow old, this desire becomes greater. But we are only human and we do look older with time. But we can buy some time from that. Here are a few things we can add to our diet to make the aging process a little slower.
This fruit contains healthy fat that reduces cholesterol and also helps skin regeneration. It contains Vitamin C, potassium and anti- oxidants and folic acid as well which helps you stay healthy.
Avocado juice is delicious. If you haven’t tried it yet, I suggest you do. Just add pieces of avocado, milk, brown sugar and ice cubes in a blender and you are ready to have a delicious creamy avocado juice.
2. Dark Chocolate
Chocolate with at least 75% cocoa gives you a lot of antioxidant (flavonoids) benefits like protecting your skin from UV damage, fight free radicals, and improve its hydration and thickness.
Carrot is a source of beta-carotene, a substance that is transformed to vitamin A by our body. Consumption of Vitamin A is good for the functioning of our eyes and prevents premature wrinkling of our skin due to our exposure to UV rays.
4. Citrus Fruits
Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C and folic acid. They lower the levels of cholesterol and uric acid in the blood. Circulatory problems, heart conditions, and diseases like gout which cause terrible pain in the joints may be prevented by daily consumption of citrus fruits.
Also, having a glass of lemon juice on an empty stomach detoxifies the body. In addition, makes absorption of nutrients by the body more effective and you will feel hale and healthy.
Berries help in slowing down or preventing the process of cell damage. They are good for joint pains because of their anti-oxidant properties. Blueberries will help you steer clear of diseases like Alzheimer’s, dementia and urinary diseases.
Garlic has antibiotic properties. It fungicidal and bactericidal features make it an anti-aging food. It helps to reduce the risk of cancer and also helps us in reducing hypertension, cholesterol and regulating our blood circulation.
7. Oily Fish
If you are wondering what’s Oily fish, then here are a few: salmon, tuna, anchovies, and turbot. They are called so as they are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. These fatty acids assist cell regeneration and balance cholesterol levels. They also help in reversing and preventing the oxidative damage that comes with age. Besides, oven-baked salmon is very easy to prepare. Just add some salt and pepper, cover with rosemary sprigs and lemon slices, pour some olive oil, and bake until cooked.
They are rich in Vitamins A&C and folic acid. The antioxidant lycopene present in tomatoes protects the skin from harmful effects of UV rays and prevents cardiovascular, degenerative and infectious diseases. The body absorbs lycopene most efficiently when tomatoes are well cooked and with a little olive oil.
Just like Garlic, it’s an anti-cancer product. It is also anti-inflammatory. It helps with proper digestion and elevates your mood relieving your body from stress. Hence also makes you age slowly.
10. Olive Oil
We all know the great virtues of Olive oil. Applying olive oil to the face before we go to sleep prevents wrinkling and also moisturises the skin. Preparing your food with olive oil can also help in keeping your skin from aging because of the alpha-linolenic acid present in it.