You are a product of nature. From the moment you were born, you draw in air to survive. Also, humans are made up of mostly water, roughly 70%. Everyday you leak out water and must replace it. The air you breathe and the water you drink to survive come from nature. It should be no surprise then that nature also provides superfoods that promote anti-aging.
These are the “superfoods” that can actually slow down the passage of time and the human aging process. This happens because certain foods found in nature make your immune system, digestive process, brain functions and other physiological processes work incredibly efficiently. The result is the healthiest possible you, and a sense of vitality and wellness most people your age usually don’t enjoy.
Eat more of the anti-aging superfoods on this checklist and you’ll begin to look and feel younger and healthier. Do note that there aren’t any treats that are filled with sugar or processed “food like” items. That’s because nature is where nurturing is found, not in man-made chemicals that are in unhealthy processed foods.
When your body doesn’t get the nutrition it needs, it begins to break down. This accelerates the aging process. You begin to look and feel older than you actually are. The avocado can help reverse this situation.
Just 1 cup of raw avocado provides 20% to 42% of your daily dietary needs of 8 essential minerals and nutrients. You also receive other health boosters like riboflavin and niacin, folate, magnesium and potassium. This helps avocados fight inflammation. Inflammation accelerates aging, and inflammation is present in most chronic diseases.
By the way, do you want your skin to look and feel younger and healthier? If so, just eat more avocados. Studies show the nutritional profile of an avocado supports smooth, supple, healthier and stronger, younger looking skin.
Garlic has been used as a healing food for thousands of years. Eat 3 or 4 cooked garlic cloves each day and your heart health improves dramatically. Garlic also detoxes your liver, which leads to healthy elimination and waste removal. A properly functioning digestive system can slow down the aging process.
You also benefit from a healthy heart that helps you avoid heart disease, heart attack and stroke.
Inflammation is linked to diseases and health problems that are typically thought of as “old people” issues. As such, Cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders, arthritis and weak, brittle bones have inflammation as a cause and a symptom.
Turmeric is an amazing inflammation fighter. A daily supplement of turmeric has been proven to significantly lower levels of inflammation.
Beetroot is available in powder or juice form. There are also beetroot supplements you can take every day. Beets are full of health boosting antioxidants. These antioxidants attack and kill free radicals that can do cellular damage.
Beets can keep your skin youthful and supple while also providing cancer fighting properties. Eating beets regularly (or drinking beetroot juice) can also help you improve your vision and your brain functions.
Wild-caught salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. They protect your skin from the premature aging effects of sunlight. Salmon also offers antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that further protect your skin against aging.
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
EVOO, also known as extra-virgin olive oil, protects the cells of your skin against environmental damage. Like the other foods on this list, this healthy fat additionally prevents inflammation, thereby slowing down the natural aging process.
Berries of all kinds, especially blueberries, are full of antioxidants. They protect your DNA and cellular makeup, fight inflammation and harmful free radicals, and allow you to be the youngest you possible.
Organic Dark Chocolate
This isn’t a license to start chowing down on unhealthy candy bars! Therefore, you want to look for organic, dark chocolate. Once again, antioxidants are one of the health boosting properties of this anti-aging superfood.
Dark chocolate improves heart health and boosts your immune system. It also keeps your skin strong and healthy, fights cancer and helps control blood sugar levels. Dark chocolate is also an excellent mood booster and stress reliever.
For thousands of years, people in the Far East has been using Green tea for its medicinal properties. It has an antioxidant named EGCG that prevents skin cancer and fights DNA damage. As a result, you’ll benefit from an ability to slow the aging of your cells thanks to the antioxidants found in green tea.
Ginger is a versatile spice in the kitchen. For many centuries, traditional Chines and Ayurvedic medicines have used the ginger root as an anti-aging tool. Ginger contains more than 40 antioxidants that protect your cells and keep your skin healthy. They reduce pain and soreness, fight inflammation, prevent cancer, improve your heart health and lower high cholesterol levels.