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Wellness: 4 Anti-Ageing Foods

 

The skin is often the most obvious indication of age. If you look younger than your age, it is because your skin has little or no wrinkles and looks fresh.


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Ageing is inevitable and mostly boils down to genetics but eating the right diet can slow this process and even delay it in some cases.

Here are 4 foods that can slow the ageing process.

Green Tea

Green tea has a lot of antioxidants that can protect you from free radicals.

Free radicals are unstable chemicals that arise as a result of metabolism and stress. Antioxidants alter their structure, rendering them incapable of causing harm.

Green tea also contains polyphenols, which are antioxidants that can help with diabetes, insulin resistance, inflammation, and heart disease.

Polyphenols may also aid in the protection of collagen, the skin’s major protein. Some indications of ageing may be reduced, if not entirely reversed, as a result of this.

According to one study, women whose skins had been damaged by the sun used green tea and saw some improvement in skin elasticity after eight weeks.


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Fatty Fish 

Fatty fish is an excellent source of anti-ageing nutrients. It is high in omega-3 fatty acids that aid in the prevention of heart disease, inflammation, ulcerative colitis, and more.

Research suggests that they may keep the skin looking young and fresh by protecting it from inflammation caused by sun exposure.

Red Bell Peppers 

Red bell peppers are antioxidants that are highly effective in preventing ageing. They’re also rich in powerful antioxidants called carotenoids, as well as vitamin C, which is helpful for collagen production.

Carotenoids are plant pigments that give many fruits and vegetables vivid red, yellow, and orange colours. They exhibit many anti-inflammatory properties and may aid in the prevention of sun damage, pollution, and environmental toxins.

Spinach 

Spinach is extremely hydrating and high in antioxidants, which help the body to oxygenate and rejuvenate itself. The high vitamin C concentration of this multipurpose leafy green boosts collagen formation, keeping skin firm and smooth. In addition, its vitamin A content may aid to promote thick, lustrous hair, while vitamin K has been demonstrated to help cells minimise inflammation.

Sources:

NCBI

VeryWellHealth

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