Superfoods: Must-haves in your diet to slow down aging
In life, there are a lot of things which we cannot control and one of them is ‘ageing’. However, some of us have comfortably welcomed the process as with age comes maturity. It is true that with age, many of us face health issues as well but that has got to do much more with our life habits than just ageing alone. In this blog, we will discuss certain superfoods that everyone should be including in their daily diet.
So if you want to age gracefully, away from issues of hair, skin, nails and with healthy joints, include these:
- Olive Oil
Olive Oil is a good source of omega-3, which keeps skin healthy and safe from the damages inhibited by free radicals. The antioxidants in olive oil may also reduce the occurrence of wrinkles and blemishes.
With a plethora of vitamins and water content, tomatoes are must-have in your kitchen. Plus, they contain lycopene, which is a potent antioxidant that nullifies free radicals that cause wrinkles and ages the skin.
The beautiful aquatic plant species is rich in minerals, antioxidants and vitamins such as A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, and K. The daily consumption of this in your salad or smoothies will not only aid in better health but better skin as well.
Did someone say ‘Chocolate’? Before you go on a rampage to buy chocolates, read on! Consuming chocolates regularly that are rich in flavanols help protect skin from UV Rays. However, this does not include overly sweet milk chocolates or candy bars but non-alkalized dark chocolate with 70% cacao. Sorry for spoiling the fun.
Include unprocessed or less processed forms of soy like edamame beans or Tofu in your diet to benefit from soy isoflavone, aglycone, which will help maintain the skin health.
- Wild Salmon
Again the magic of healthy fats such as Omega-3. A consumption of 5-ounces or more of Wild Salmon may decrease the development of pre-cancerous skin lesions by nearly 30%. Moreover, Vitamin D in salmon helps in the maintenance of healthy bones and teeth.
- Plain Greek Yogurt
Apart from being a good source of probiotics, Greek Yoghurt is a good source of B vitamin, which helps in detoxification of the skin.
Grapefruit is really a superfood as a half contains 59% of your daily vitamin C intake, which is necessary for your skincare. Moreover, vitamin C is essential for the formation of ‘Collagen’ which aids in maintaining the elasticity of your skin, thus keeping it youthful.
Rich in dietary carotenoids, which helps protect the skin from harmful UV rays and supports battling free radicals in the body.
Other than keeping you full for a long time, oats are rich in iron, zinc, and healthy fats—nutrients that help keep hair strands healthy and strong. Oat recipes are boundless anyways, so top your oats bowl with some healthy nuts, berries and fruits for a healthy punch.
There’s more in stock folks, to be continued… in part#2 🙂
Disclaimer: This blog is not a medical journal and people dealing with any ailments or issues should seek consultation from a certified physician only!