Top 5 ANTI-AGEING Foods.
Updated: Dec 8, 2021
Some bacteria, perennial plants, and the jellyfish Turritopsis dohrnii can live forever, i.e., be biologically immortal. Ageing is the process of getting older with time and is an integral part of life. Two-thirds of human deaths occur due to age-related causes. Scientific advancements have made it possible to slow down ageing but, come whatever, we age. We can only decelerate or accelerate the process of ageing. Anti-ageing is how we can slow, prevent, or reverse the ageing process. We may be far from genuinely reversing or preventing ageing, and in the context of this article, anti-ageing refers to slowing the process of ageing. Let us look at the top 5 anti-ageing foods that we can easily make a part of our daily diet.
#1 Red BELL PEPPER:
Red bell peppers are high in antioxidants, and their antioxidant profile contains carotenoids like lutein, beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin. Carotenoids give bright colours like yellow, orange, and red to fruits & vegetables and have potent anti-inflammatory properties. Red bell peppers also contain reasonable amounts of vitamin C that help boost collagen production and may help in reducing wrinkles, maintaining youthful skin and hair. Red bell peppers can be consumed raw or cooked. So, making red bell peppers a part of our daily diet will help with anti-ageing.
Spinach is rich in magnesium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin B9, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, zeaxanthin, lutein, calcium, manganese and a host of other antioxidants and flavonoids. These nutrients help maintain youthful skin, hair, nails, reduce inflammation and defend against free radical attacks. Spinach can be consumed raw or cooked. To help with anti-ageing, make spinach a part of your daily diet by preparing spinach soup, adding it to the salad, sautéed spinach, adding it to the sandwich or consuming it raw.
Besides fibre and calcium, broccoli is rich in vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein, folate, and other antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory properties and help with collagen production. Research has shown broccoli to have anti-cancer properties as well. Several studies indicate broccoli helps to defend against asthma and arthritis. Broccoli has considerable amounts of a chemical called indoles. Studies on rats and mice proved that indoles helped them stay fit as they grew old. Broccoli also contains sulforaphane which helps the body protect against free radical attacks, reduces damage from oxidative stress, and minimises cell damage. Broccoli can be consumed raw or cooked. Thus, making broccoli a part of our daily diet will help anti-ageing.
Avocados are high in nutrients like boron, fibre, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B series, vitamin K, vitamin E, vitamin C etc., that help in collagen production and prevent premature ageing. They are also high in carotenoids and fatty acids that have anti-inflammatory properties, help protect against certain types of cancers and guard against a free radical attack. So, make avocados a part of your daily diet for their anti-ageing properties.
Garlic is rich in nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin B6, manganese, selenium, phosphorous, potassium, iron, copper etc. Some evidence indicates that garlic can help prevent or delay the onset of - certain types of cancers, arthritis, cerebral ageing, and cataract formation. Furthermore, garlic contains compounds like caffeic acid, S-allyl cysteine and uracil that help slow skin ageing by reducing oxidative stress and increasing type I procollagen formation. In addition, research indicates that garlic boosts the immune system, lowers blood pressure, and promotes detox, all of which help with slowing down ageing. Thus, making garlic a part of our daily diet will help anti-ageing.
We hope the blog could help you understand the top 5 anti-ageing foods.