Anti aging creams, lotions and other products are probably the wrong way to fight the aging process as they basically hide it rather than maintaining healthy cells in your body. In fact, there are a number of food items that when used on a daily basis can be the best anti-aging solution ever that make a 45 year old middle aged person look like a 25 year old youngster.
Have you noticed that people from certain ethnicity look much younger than others around the world? The reason is the kind of ingredients (e.g. ginger, turmeric etc) they have as part of their daily cooking as well as food intake.
Top 25 Anti-Defying food items to help slow down aging
Here is the list of the top 25 food items that are known for their role in the anti aging process.
Anti aging Vegetables and leaves
Tomatoes contain Lycopene which protects your skin from oxidation and hence an excellent food – in whatever form – to slow down the aging and wrinkling of your skin due to harsh sun. Tomatoes are also rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin A which further add to the cause.
As an excellent source of Vitamin K, spinach, keeps your bones strong and keeps your eyes with sparkling good vision even in the late middle ages.
3. Egg plants
The purple pigment in the skin of egg plants is very rich in Anthocyanin which is a very powerful anti-oxidant. Decreasing oxidation is one of the key aspects of natural anti-aging methods.
Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, watercress and turnips helps the body fight toxins and hence cancer. Leafy vegetables are best taken raw or very lightly steamed or stir fried so as to preserve all their goodness.
5. Green beans
Almost all types of beans – green beans, white beans, kidney beans etc – are rich in phytochemicals and fiber to help you keep young apart from being good providers of protein.
Anti aging fruits
Apart from keeping you hydrated melons also contain good amount of vitamins to keep you nourished. Even better is the melons with their seeds blended in your juice as they contain zinc, selenium and essential fats that helps against aging. The skin of the cucumbers is loaded with silica that helps in mending wrinkles and accelerates collagen production.
Avocados are probably the top in the list of good anti aging fruits because they contain plenty of good fats that helps to build good cholesterol in your blood.
Apricots are loaded with potassium and beta carotenes which are essential for cardiovascular health and anti-aging of the skin.
Blackberries, blueberries, blackcurrant and black grapes are rich in Cyanidin (flavonoics) and hence are extremely good to slow down the oxidation process. Other berries and cherries are extremely good anti oxidants as well along with the commonly found colorful small fruits.
10. Blood Oranges
Just like the case of egg plants, the purple skinned fruits – especially blood oranges – are good as well due to the Anthocyanin anti-oxidant content.