5 Foods That Balance the Aging Process

There is no miracle food, but there are some foods that counter some of the negative effects of aging at the cellular level. Eating foods rich in antioxidants, which remove free radicals from your skin and body, will help to slow down the aging process.

1. Blueberries — known to have the extremely high in antioxidants, blueberries will remove free radicals from your skin and body, helping to slow down the aging process. Free radicals contribute to wrinkles. Blueberries are also great for your urinary tract.

2. Brazil nuts — these contain selenium which repairs cell damage and can slow down the aging process of the skin. Cod also contains selenium.

3. Cucumbers — the catch is, you have to eat the peel. It contains silica which boosts collagen productions, thereby reducing wrinkles.

4. Guava — because guava is rich with vitamin C, it increases collagen as well.

5. Tomatoes — not only do tomatoes help decrease risk of heart disease, cancer and high cholesterol, the lycopene in tomatoes acts a natural sun block … always a must for healthy skin.

 

The above foods fight aging in the skin, but your skin isn’t the only place you will see outward signs of aging. What about your smile? To protect your gums, eat mango and to keep your teeth from yellowing, try cranberry juice. To keep your hair full and young looking, eat eggs for iron and biotin, carrots for vitamin A and beans, which are high in protein. Protein improves hair growth and make the hair itself stronger.


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Author: Karen Latimer

Karen is a Family Doctor, mom of five and founder of Tips From Town.

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