Top 6 Anti-Aging Superfoods
As much as we would love to, we can’t stop the clock from ticking forward. Thankfully, advances in science have shown us that we could possibly influence the pace at which the clock ticks.
There are many products out there that claim to prevent or reverse the signs of aging but one of the best tools we have in you arsenal is your diet.
The foods you eat can have a huge impact on how you age. Though there are no magical food groups to make you look younger, several foods do have anti-aging properties that can help with those fine lines and wrinkles we all want to disappear.
Without further ado, here are the top 6 superfoods that have anti-aging properties:
If you are more milk and 2 sugars tea drinker like me, it might be a good idea to introduce green tea into the mix. Tea is hydrating and filled with inflammation-fighting antioxidants know as phytochemicals.
Thanks to a study carried out by a team at George Mason University, they found that the aging population (65 years +) may benefit the most from drinking tea. Tea (green tea) promotes heart health by lowering your overall cholesterol and triglycerides. It can help reduce blood pressure and fat absorption.
Here in Ireland, we drink between 6-7 cups of tea so pop your Uccello Kettle on and enjoy a cuppa.
Blueberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber and are incredibly rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. This means they can help repair the age-associated damage caused by free radicals.
Their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties not only prevent skin-related signs of aging, but they also help improve our memories as we grow older.
There are chemicals in walnuts that can help reduce and prevent inflammatory pressure on the brain. Additionally, they may help increase brain activity and slow the aging process. Not a walnut fan? Avocados have the same beneficial properties.
No surprises here, leafy green vegetables are great at preventing signs of aging. The great part is, when it comes to greens, you can add them to almost any meal, with no hassle.
They are rich in vitamin K, lutein, folate, and beta-carotene and to top it off their micronutrients help keep our mental capabilities sharp.
Refreshing whether you add it to your water, a sandwich, or on your eyes. Cucumbers are an anti-aging superfood because of the incredible amount of nutrients.
Because they are so full of water, they help hydrate the body, leaving skin looking young and smooth.
Herbs and Spices
Herbs and spices are like the ninjas of the superfood world. While they make healthy food options taste even better, using them helps us reduce our salt and sugar intake. This means we reduce the risk of inflammation and help with healthy aging.
Pain and inflammation put a higher level of stress on our bodies and this includes the skin. Adding a few herbs and spices to your day-to-day can not only help with anti-aging but with keeping inflammation at bay.
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