Top 10 Anti-Aging Foods

Er Sanjay Kumar, Dept. of Food Tech. Uttaranchal University, Dehradun

2016-07-17 10:24:08

In today’s busy life everyone likes to erase year from their face by simply changing their daily diet. For this one should eat foods, which are capable to strengthen, glow, and control wrinkle from your skin. Antioxidants like vitamin C,Omega-3 fatty acids, monounsaturated fat,flavonoidsand polyphenols, potassium-rich foods help you to keep your skin younger. Ready to get specific about what to put on your grocery list?

1.  Olive Oil

Olive oil also contains polyphenols; powerful antioxidants that may help prevent age-related diseases. The monounsaturated fats in olive oil were largely responsible for the low rates of heart disease and cancer.

2. Oranges

Oranges are good source of water and vitamin C. water helps to hydrate the skin and cells andvitamin C helps to make collagen that helps to keep skin flexible.

3.  Avocados

These are very good source of healthy type of fat, monounsaturated fat, which helps to hydrate the skin. These fats also help to absorb some vitamins and nutrients which are essential for skin.

4. Fish

Fatty fish such as salmon, lake trout, or tuna contain Omega-3 fatty acids which offer many anti-aging benefits. They also help to protect heart, lower your odds of having a stroke, and may even help guard against Alzheimer’s disease.

5. Berries

Berries like blackberries, blueberries and grapes are acts like as super foods, contain powerful antioxidants, which protect the body from free radicals and aging. Blackberries and blueberries contain anthocyanins because of their purple and blue colors. These compounds, which are also known as flavonoids, reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, urinary tract health, memory function, and healthy aging.

6. Sprouts

Sprouted beans are good source of antioxidants. Brussels sprouts are also a great source of the skin-friendly vitamins A and C and folate.Vitamin C promotes collagen. And while you still need to use sun protection, vitamin A and folate may help prevent sun damage.

7. Green tea

Antioxidants found in green tea provide anti-aging benefits.  According to the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, the polyphenols contained in green tea are powerful antioxidants which not only protect the body from damage by free radicals, but can also protect the cells against DNA damage from UV radiation.

8.  Watermelon

Watermelon consists of around 92% water. So, eating watermelon will help to hydrate the body and maintain collagen production, which promotes firm, youthful skin and a healthy body. Watermelon has several anti-aging qualities.Watermelon contains citrullinean amino acid that has anti-inflammatory effects and has ability to reduce muscle fatigue. Watermelon also contains Lycopene which can help to eliminate free radicals (responsible for visible signs of aging) from the body.

9.  Vegetables

Vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, turnip, sprouts are rejuvenating foods, aid to fight against toxin and help to fight aging. They contain vitamins, antioxidants and color pigments which help to eliminate free radicals and protect from sun damage.

10.  Fermented food

People have been consuming fermented foods for hundreds of years. Fermented foods include yogurt, sauerkraut, picklestempeh, kefir, natto, kimchi and the fermented beverage etc. Fermented foods contain the beneficial flora Lactobacillus acidophilus (good bacteria). These bacteria produce several byproducts, including lactic acid. Lactic acid actually preserves food and boosts health by inhibiting other “bad” bacteria. Research shows that fermented foods can restore the balance of intestinal flora, and improve digestion because of the introduction of probiotics into the digestive tract and help to look skin healthy.