When it comes to anti-aging people are willing to do most anything to “turn back the clock”. Everything except the easiest solution ‘ Prevention! We all know, mostly do to media hype, that the sun can cause us to age more rapidly. Because of this knowledge, people have begun to be using more and more sun block as their anti-aging tool.
Did you know that part of the anti-aging fight could start with the foods you put in your body everyday? One of the best anti-aging tools we can find is food with antioxidants.
Foods that contain Vitamins C and E should be part of your daily food intake as well. Vitamins C and E are important because they help fight free radicals, which are forms of unstable oxygen that can render or damage healthy cell function. These forms of oxygen are formed naturally by the metabolism. We also produce them when we are exposed to strong ultraviolet rays and air pollution such as smoke. When these “free radicals” build up in our body they aid in the progression of age and even in developing age related diseases. So in the fight on anti-aging you will definitely want to take in Vitamins C and E daily. But these aren’t the only nutrients you will want to take in daily for anti-aging. You will need protein, calcium, and Vitamin D. Making sure you get these much needed nutrients on a regular if not daily basis can help with anti-aging.
There are several foods that rank high on the recommended list for anti-aging foods because of their natural ability to rid the body of toxins. One that kept coming up while researching this topic was Blueberries. Several other foods were listed even many other berries. But blueberries always seemed to top the list of anti-aging foods, because they are naturally high in anthocyanin. This is an antioxidant found in their blue pigment.
This is not only good for anti-aging, but it help fight cell damage, which could cause cancer, heart disease and many other age related diseases. It is even suggested that blueberries could reverse short -term memory loss and aid in the improvement of motor skills.
Although blueberries ranked high on the anti-aging food chart several, other fruits were highly recommended as well. Kiwis for example are loaded with antioxidants and fiber. Apples were recommended for healthier lungs. Tangerines are believed to reinforce healthy bones and cherries aid in preventing gout.
All of this is very important to consider when trying discovering a natural anti-aging regimen, because when your body is unhealthy you look and feel bad. When you look and feel bad and run down your body will age.
So, I guess the bottom line here is…good nutrition is the best solution to anti-aging. Naturally that is!