“You are what you eat” – we’ve all heard this one before, and it couldn’t be more true. You can either heal or harm your body by what you eat and drink.
Eating unhealthy foods can leave you with low energy, bad skin, obesity, depression and they can even make you age faster! Eating healthier and making better food choices can heal your body, slow down aging, and help you respect and love your body more.
A balanced diet that includes carbohydrates, proteins, fats as well as fiber ensure a healthier life for you and your family. Certain foods can give you more energy, healthier skin, and hair, and can even slow down the aging process.
Below is a list of the top 10 anti-aging foods:
Avocados are very high in vitamin E which is essential for glowing skin and shining hair. They are high in inflammation-fighting fatty acids that promote smooth, supple skin. Avos contain a variety of essential nutrient s which all work in fighting the negative effects of aging, including vitamins K, C, E, and A. B vitamins.
All berries are very rich in vitamin C and therefore highly useful to the body. Vitamin C helps in proper blood circulation and provides minerals and salts to all the body parts. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient involved in the repair of tissue, needless to say, this helps the body to fight against aging and keep fit.
Broccoli, spinach, lettuce, salad leaves, and other such greens are highly beneficial for the body. Not only do they help keep the bodyweight low but also help fight toxins. Fighting toxins is important because a highly toxic body is like a magnet for all kinds of diseases that can harm the body.
This is one of the most important foods provided to us by nature. The benefits of garlic are numerous. It helps prevent cell degeneration, helps keep the blood thin, and also prevents heart diseases. It is most beneficial when eaten raw. Garlic is often referred to as ‘natures anti-biotics”.
This root facilitates digestion and is therefore essential for the body. Ginger keeps bowel movement in shape, thereby enabling good gut health. Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger and has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects such as helping to reduce oxidative stress, which is the result of having an excess amount of free radicals in the body.
Almonds and cashew nuts are like powerhouses of energy. Consuming nuts on a daily basis will fight that lethargic feeling and fill the body with immense energy. Another benefit of adding nuts to your diet is it helps to lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol, they are high in protein and rich in antioxidants
Yogurt is rich in important minerals like potassium, calcium, protein, and B vitamins. Apart from these, what makes yogurt one of the most powerful foods is the presence of live bacteria in it. This bacteria helps the absorption of nutrients in the intestines and stabilizes the immune system.
Whole wheat pasta and brown rice
Carbohydrates are long term energy foods and should never be given up unless you want to invite trouble. Substitute white pasta and rice with whole wheat pasta and brown rice and you will instantly feel the difference in your energy level.
Watermelons and Melons
Watermelons not only have an alkalizing effect on the body but also provide the body with essential fluids that it needs for performing various tasks. Honeydew melons are high in antioxidants and low in calories.
Nothing compares to water. Stay away from those aerated drinks for it takes 32 glasses of water to balance out the ill effects of one glass of soda. Water is essential for our body. It flushes out all the toxins from the body. It also provides fluidity for the flow of blood. At least 8 glasses of clean pure water must be consumed on a daily basis.
A good exercise routine and a table that offers anti-aging foods are the answers to a healthy & happy body, illness, and wrinkles.
So MUMs – do you already include any of these in your meals already or which will you make an effort to eat more of?
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