Aging is a process that involves the loss of body cells due to the passage of time, to external elements such as stress or pollution and even improper nutrition. Aging is a time event and obviously inevitable, but it can definitely be slowed down by several methods but there is one that each one of us can take easily, there are foods that can slow down the aging process and all we need to do is include each one of it in our diet. Here are 5 superfoods to start eating today. 🙂
1- Green tea – Green tea has been consumed in Asia for thousands of years, known to contain a very powerful antioxidant that helps fight the signs of aging. This super antioxidant is EGCG (‘epigallocatechin-3-gallate’). Studies have shown that consuming this tea daily deferred the development of cardiac pathologies and diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Green tea can be a healthy substitute for coffee as a source of energy.
2- Garlic – The main ingredient in garlic is allicin, which is responsible for the flavor and strong smell of this food. Allicin is another very effective antioxidant. Garlic has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties, and is therefore known to be a great tool in combating all types of infections. In addition to providing immunity to the body, garlic helps reduce the risk of some types of cancer (breast, prostate or esophagus). In the long run, garlic helps prevent high blood pressure and even heart attacks.
3- Tomato – The tomato has a ‘magic’ antioxidant component called lycopene. This element protects the skin from burns caused by exposure to the sun, which can cause wrinkles and spots on the skin. Tomato not only benefits the skin but also decreases the risk of certain types of cancer (especially the lung and stomach), as well as heart-related health problems.
4- Olive oil – The main food in Mediterranean diet (mine) is olive oil. Also, it contains omega 3, which helps maintain a healthy heart and reduces inflammation. It also helps regulate blood cholesterol levels. Olive oil fights the symptoms of aging skin by improving circulation, in addition to benefiting digestion.
5- Vegetables – Green leafy vegetables are rich in calcium, folic acid, and many other nutrients, making them excellent bone foods, as well as fighting against all age-related vision problems. They prevent the onset of various types of cancer, memory loss and the development of dementia.
6- Red fruits – It has been found that red fruits contain the maximum levels of antioxidants compared to all other fruits. These super antioxidants are especially present in blueberries and blackberries, helping the body to repair damage caused by aging and skin damage, combating various types of cancers, memory problems and urinary health.
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