Anti Ageing Foods

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Anti Ageing Foods


Many aspects of your body- are genetically coded. All of us are programmed to precipitate some form of disease at a particular age. Our heredity can to certain extent influence our state of health. But not entirely!

The age to which we live need not be determined by our parent age. We can reshape our health problems, provided we know how to go about it. The length of our life, the way we feel, how we look depends to a great degree on the food and lifestyle choices we make. Because we eat food at least three times a day it has a profound effect on almost every aspect of our mind and body. It affects our enzymes, our hormones, therefore our mood, blood, body organs, bone & health in general.

Many of the outwards signs of growing old can be slowed - and life may even be prolonged - by maintaining a sensible approach to diet.

Anti Ageing Diet

The general guidelines for the anti-aging diet are:

  • Keep your calorie consumption and saturated fat intake down;
  • Eat plenty of whole grains, oily fish and Include fresh fruit and vegetables as they provide us with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and unclog arteries.
  • Restrict on intake of salt and sugar.
  • Increase fluid intake

In addition to these general guidelines, there are specific foods that have a roll in anti-aging and that one should regularly include in their diet.

Anti Ageing Foods

By choosing to eat correctly we can recapture many of our faculties that traditionally slip away with age. The way food and herbs fight disease, is by strengthening the immune system and combating free radical activity. Free radicals are the terrorists within the body that cause cellular damage and precipitate the aging process. Antioxidants found in fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and vitamins douse free radical activity and prevent needless aging.

Cruciferous Vegetables

The family of Cruciferous vegetables includes cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, turnip, brussels sprouts, radish and watercress. Cruciferous vegetables assist the body in its fight against toxins and cancer.


Eating a clove of garlic a day (row or cooked) helps to protect the body against cancer and heart disease.


This spicy root can boost the digestive and circulatory systems, which can be useful for older people. Ginger may also help to alleviate rheumatic aches and pains.


Most varieties of nuts are good sources of minerals, particularly walnuts. Walnuts, although high in calories, are rich in potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper and selenium. Adding nuts to your diet (sprinkle them on salads and desserts) can enhance the functioning of your digestive and immune systems, improve your skin help control prevent cancer. Nuts may also help control cholesterol levels.