Although ageing is a natural reaction of the body’s cells to time and other factors, has it ever crossed your mind that you can actually slow down your ageing process? Science has, however, indicated the possibility of this and has shown that the food you consume on a daily basis can contribute to how fast or slow you age.
In this article, some of the amazing foods are mentioned that have proven to hugely contribute in slowing down your aging process.
1. Sea foods
Sea foods, especially fish have been listed among the highly recommended foods that are capable of keeping you young and fresh for a long period of time. The magic behind sea foods is their high Omega-3 fats levels, which have been known as highly potent anti-inflammatory agents.
Apart from that, some studies have also strongly suggested that the nutritional make up of certain sea foods like salmon, can play a significant role in reducing age-related cellular damage.
Blueberries are loaded with a host of antioxidants that do not only help in enhancing your immune system against free pathogens, but also contribute (in a similar pattern to sea foods) in averting long term cellular damage. Apart from that, research has also shown that berries contain a high dosage of vitamin C, which has proven to be beneficial in improving skin health by making it smooth and removing wrinkles, some of the indicators of old age.
3. Raw organic eggs
Eggs are also highly recommended if you want to really slow down your ageing process. Although some studies in the past may have suggested a strong link between eggs (because of their cholesterol level) and certain heart diseases, their premises have been proven to be flawed, as the Harvard School of Public Health explained to the contrary in their ‘Fats and cholesterol: out with the Bad, in with the Good’ article that was published in the Nutrition Source.
So consuming eggs on a regular basis, will supply your body with enough of amino acids, healthy proteins (which are necessary for cellular regeneration), vitamin D, lutein and zeaxanthin (which will enhance your optical senses even as you age).
Certain vegetables such as spinach, romaine lettuce, collard greens and kale have been noted to be rich in antioxidants and capable of reducing the chances of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Carrot will help to keep your face radiant and fresh because of its beta carotene levels and has also been known to protect your body from free radicals that tend to attack your cells.
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