Who does not want to look or feel younger? The number of people who go after anti aging solutions (medicines, cosmetics, surgery etc), in order to look younger, is growing at an alarming pace day by day. While these product manufacturers mint money, what many people don’t realize is the fact that we do have significant control over our aging process.
The three most important things to we need to concentrate on in tackling aging are increasing blood flow, decreasing oxidation and decreasing inflammation.
How to increase blood flow?
There are a few ways in which you can boost your blood flow so that the most important of our anti aging technique really works.
Get up and move: Regular exercise is the key here. You need to work out at least 30 minutes for three to four times a week in order to increase your stamina and blood flow.
Spices and vitamins: Citrus fruits have abundant amounts of vitamin C which helps to keep your blood flowing. Nuts and seeds contain high amounts of vitamin E and vitamin E helps to prevent blood clots and strengthens your blood vessels. Tomatoes are high in Lycopene especially when they are cooked. Lycopene is an antioxidant that helps to prevent free radicals.
Explore Alternative Medicine: Chinese medicines have been around for many centuries and the western medical community is now recognizing the effectiveness of traditional cures. There are many methods in Indian Ayurveda as well.
Breath deep: Breathing deep and easy is not something that everyone does. A lot of people underestimate the power of breathing. This is a very important aspect in keeping the blood flow high and supplying it with a lot of oxygen.
Antioxidants play a major role in the anti aging process. Fruits are natural sources of antioxidants and their consumption regular basis does the trick. Grapes, apple and blueberries are loaded with antioxidants that help fight cancer.
You can help your body fight inflammation by reducing stress, eliminating sugar and processed foods and getting enough sunshine.
Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fish such as salmon, tuna, and halibut, other seafood including algae and krill, some plants and nut oils.
Fruits and Vegetables: Whole fruits, berries and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and phytochemicals. These are very helpful in reducing bodily inflammation.
Protein Sources: Possible anti-inflammatory protein sources include lean poultry, fish and seafood (fatty fish offer protein as well as omega-3 fatty acids). Soy and soy foods such as tofu and tempeh, along with other legumes, can be used as plant-based protein sources.
Beverages: Your body needs a lot of water. Drink bottled water or good quality filtered water, 100% fruit juice, herbal tea, low-sodium vegetable juice and low or non-fat milk several times a day in order to help decrease inflammation. Human body needs at least 2 liters of water every day and the more the better.
Cigarette smoking, usage of caffeine products such as coffee and tea, excess alcohol consumption etc can make you older than you actually are. If you want to keep younger and healthy, get rid of these bad habits today.