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Anti-ageing nutrients: Foods you must add to your diet to slow down aging

What you eat can have a huge impact on how you look and how fast or slow you age. Weather of smoking and alcohol could restrict the flow of oxygen and nutrients to skin cells and cause wrinkles and other signs of aging, on the other hand, having a diet rich in antioxidants could promote longevity, delaying aging. Similarly, eating junk food could cause inflammation that could exacerbate the aging process by causing wrinkles and skin damage. Eating whole foods: whole grains, whole wheat and brown rice, eggs, vegetables, nuts, fruits, and some spices can have a positive effect on the mind, body, and senses. (Also read: High-protein superfoods that you can easily include in your daily diet)

Nutritionist Lovneet Batra in her latest Instagram post writes how foods loaded with antioxidants, healthy fats, essential vitamins and minerals can rejuvenate our skin, which is often the indicator of our overall health. She suggests adding the foods listed below to help nourish your body and reverse aging.

Curcumin: This turmeric compound is known to have powerful cell-protective properties, thanks to its antioxidant effects. As one ages, senescent cells accumulate, which is thought to accelerate aging and disease progression.

Turmeric (Pixabay)

Green Tea: Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is a well-known polyphenol compound concentrated in green tea. This compound promotes longevity and protects against age-related diseases.

Green Tea
Green Tea

Resveratrol: Resveratrol is a polyphenol antioxidant that promotes longevity by activating certain enzymes called sirtuins. Resveratrol is found in peanuts, pistachios, grapes, red wine, blueberries, cranberries, cocoa, and dark chocolate.

Walnuts (Pixabay)
Walnuts (Pixabay)

Lycopene: It is an important component of human blood and tissue and can help protect the skin from sun damage when ingested. Processed tomatoes have the highest amounts of lycopene, but watermelon, pink grapefruit, and fresh tomatoes are also good sources.

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Tomatoes
Tomatoes

Make these nutritional changes to your diet to ensure you age beautifully and not prematurely.

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