Anti aging is a topic that has received an immense amount of attention and research over the past few years and rightly so-who doesn’t want to look younger, feel younger and live longer. Although aging is inevitable, that doesn’t mean that the signs of aging cannot be kept at bay. I’ve been asked by countless colleagues and clients, “What is the key to reversing the aging process?” The answer is quite simple and it includes 3 elements–your lifestyle, your diet and your exercise routine are the key factors in anti aging. Your diet is very important in helping you look younger and feel healthier. A properly maintained diet can give you resonating skin complexion and also reduce wrinkles; provide sustained endurance, combat many diseases such as cancer and much more.
Research studies have been focusing a great deal, in recent years, on determining which kinds of foods have the most extensive anti aging attributes. They have concluded that the overall antioxidant levels found in foods and their latent potential to absorb free radicals, which are responsible for cell damage and premature aging, are key when making healthy food choices. Along with the antioxidant capacity of foods in your diet you must also eat better. What is meant by eating better? Well, cutting down your salt consumption, limiting your pure sugar intake and cutting down but not eliminating carbohydrates. The following is a list of 8 foods that promote anti aging and will keep you looking and feeling younger.
- Berries: Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and grapes all contain high antioxidant levels which help to protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals can lead to the development of cancer and cause premature wrinkling of the skin. Berries purposely at the top of the list.
- Whole Grain: Whole grains are a good source of vitamin B, E, magnesium, iron and fiber. They are also a valuable source of antioxidants that are not found in fruits and vegetables. Some common types of whole grains are brown rice, whole wheat pastas and breads and oatmeal. Whole grains should be a part of everyone’s daily diet.
- Fish: Omega 3 fatty acids, found in oily fish such as salmon, have been known to aid the immune system and lower the risk of heart disease. Researchers also speculate that omega 3 fatty acid may help inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
- Water: Drink plenty of water every day – most doctors recommend 7 to 10 glasses a day. Water flushes out toxins, keeping your body and skin clean. Also your skin will look clearer and plumper if it is not dry.
- Chlorella: Chlorella is a small green algae which is loaded with, proteins, carbohydrates, all of the B vitamins, vitamins C and E, amino and enzymes. Chlorella can also aid the body in breaking down persistent hydrocarbon and metallic toxins such as mercury, cadmium and lead while strengthening the immune system.
- Garlic: Garlic is said to have a number of benefits whether cooked or in raw form.
Studies have found that it aids in prevention of acne, assists in managing high cholesterol levels and also protects the body against heart disease and cancer.
- Ginger: Known mostly for its digestive benefits, ginger helps in the digestion of fatty foods and the breakdown of protein. Ginger also reduces pain associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
- Soy: Soy is known to stabilize blood sugars, decrease menopausal symptoms in postmenopausal women and prevent osteoporosis.
Adjusting your diet to include the above foods along with light exercising and avoiding harmful routines such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption will do wonders for your body and health. Consuming the right nutrients that promote anti aging is the ultimate solution. For myself, I enhance my diet with herbal supplements to boost my body’s ability to combat the signs of aging. There are thousands supplements to choose from and I’ve tried many. I personally use a product called ResJuve because of its antioxidant content and its anti aging properties delivered through a substance known as resveratrol. More information on this can be found below in my recommendations.