8 Top Anti-aging Foods

8 Top Anti-aging Foods

June 12, 2013

Although any healthy diet will prove helpful in making you feel younger than your actual age, but if you desire to look like 25 at the age of 40, then you must include the following listed 8 foods in your daily routine that are especially meant for anti-aging.


 Salmon SALMON: Salmon is one of the richest sources of omega-3 fats that help in plumping up skin and also reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease. Apart from this, Wild Salmon also contains essential fatty acids and strong antioxidants such as the carotenoid and astaxanthin that have important anti-inflammatory properties. And very few of us are known to the fact that chronic or sub-clinical inflammation is the biggest cause of all age related diseases. Eat a 120g serve of salmon at least twice a week.
 apple fruit image APPLES : The low GI (Glycemic index) of Apples reduces the risk of insulin resistance, and the high polyphenols in them help protect our skin against oxidative stress. Enjoy two serves of fruit each day, including one medium-sized apple per week.
 spinach image SPINACH: Spinach is regarded as the powerhouse of phytonutrients and antioxidants, including vitamins K, C and E, folate, iron and carotenoids. Eat one cup of spinach each day
 nuts image NUTS: Nuts contain healthy oils, fibre, vitamins, minerals, potent phytochemicals and the amino acid arginine. Eat a small handful each day. 
 blueberries image BLUEBERRIES: The Blueberries are also rich in antioxidants that help protect your skin from damage that leads to wrinkles and also decrease the risk of cancer and heart disease. They are also a great source of vitamin C needed for collagen formation. Chow down on two serves of fruit each day, including one punnet of bluebenies each week.
 garlic image GARLIC: Garlic promotes the growth of white blood cells, the body’s natural germ fighters. Both fresh and dried garlic have been shown to lower harmful LDL cholesterol and high blood pressure. Cook with garlic daily.
 chickpeas image CHICKPEAS: Legumes such as chickpeas have a very low GI, which helps to decrease the release rate of carbohydrates into the blood stream. Research has always proven the importance of low GI foods for Skin health. Low GI foods are uttermost important for clear, vibrant skin and for decreasing insulin resistance. Besides, the presence of iron in them offers double benefits, as it is needed to make collagen and phytoestrogens, which are powerful antioxidants. Cook two vegetarian meals per week with one cup of chickpeas per serve.
 olive oil OLIVE OIL: Olive oil is an excellent source of monounsaturated fats, which help to make your skin smooth and supple. Besides, a diet rich in monounsaturated fats has been found to decrease the risk of heart disease. Olive oil also guards your skin against free radical damage because of presence of vitamin-E and polyphenols. Include one teaspoon of olive oil in your diet each day.

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