We all want to feel and look young forever. All want to feel fully alive and kicking good for a long time. But aging strikes all and is an irreversible process. Some suffer from pre-mature aging. Keep a check on the physical changes in your body and system and prevent acceleration in aging with some fabulous natural food treatment, Keep your body and mind young and strong.
Green Tea: Green tea is said to be one of the best beverages that helps slow down the pre- mature aging process if consumed daily. It is said to contain high levels of oligomeric proanthocyanidins, the powerful antioxidant to protect the skin from harmful free radicals and keeps the skin supple and young. Drinking four to five cups of green tea every day can lower the risk of dying from a stroke by 20-40 per cent and reduce the development of cognitive impairment.
Red Wine: Rich in antioxidants, study says red wine destroys the harmful free radicals inside your body. It stimulates sirtuin, the enzyme that promotes DNA repair and cell generation. Red wine helps the skin to glow, hair to grow, keeps brain power intact, improve arterial functions, lowers the risk of diabetes and Alzheimer. One to two small glasses of wine per day is sufficient to slow down aging. Drinking more than recommended can be injurious to health.
Moong Bean Sprouts: Sprouts are one of the most nutritious foods in human diet. They have plenty of antioxidant and rich in protein, vitamin, minerals and amino acids. The youth growing chemical substance in sprouts makes the cells of your body reproduce younger cells.
Beetroot and Cucumber: Cucumber is full of silicon and vitamins that benefit skin, hair and nails amazingly. They control cholesterol, improve complexion and reduce anti-aging signs. Always eat cucumber without peeling as silicon is found in its skin itself. Beet roots are also rich in vitamin A and C, folate, manganese and potassium. They are full of antioxidants which eliminate dead skin cells. It helps in anti-aging by increasing detoxification of body through lever and ensuring a free flow of blood to brain with the presence of nitrates in it.
Apple and Blue Berry: Apples and blue berries are rich in antioxidants, chlorogenic acids and pectin. The combination of these two fruits in the form of juice acts as an anti-bacterial and protect you from collagen which in turn provides you with young and supple skin. You may also add a glass of orange juice in your daily diet to hydrate your skin and help making collagen with the presence of vitamin C and lots of water content.
Soya Milk: The strong and harmful ultra-violet rays of the sun destroy the skin-firming collagen in our body. Isoflavones present in soya milk fight the harmful rays from deep inside and prevent the skin-firming collagen.
Assorted Nuts: According to several studies, daily consumption of handful of mixed nuts comprising almonds, walnuts, cashews, pistachios, etc. can prevent heart disease, cancer and other ailments. They can help you live longer. With the presence of omega-3 essential fatty acids and rich mineral content, they are a perfect age fighter improving the digestive functioning, managing cholesterol levels and strengthening immunity. Although nuts are high in calories and fat, they do not increase weight.
Oats: Oats contain high amounts of zinc, biotin, magnesium and potassium that keep our heart, weight and skin healthy. Beta glucan, a fibre derived from oats can suppress the signs of aging very efficiently. It can penetrate the skin and smooth out wrinkles. With low glycemic complex carbohydrate, they do not cause acne or spur blood sugar levels.
Apart from consuming the above food, follow a healthy lifestyle, eat right and stay fit and look youthful. Try to remain stress free by practicing yoga and meditation. Sleep for seven to eight hours in a day. Protect yourself from ultraviolet rays of the sun. Drink at least 10-12 glasses of water daily and stay fresh and ageless.