The Best Anti-aging Foods

· March 22, 2017
Let's be honest: we all want to look a few years younger. Did you know that the food you eat can help you fight the signs of aging? Learn about some of the best and healthiest anti-aging foods.

We start to age as time passes, but the extent to which we age depends on our habits.

If you want to avoid wrinkles as long as possible, you can take advantage of the benefits of certain anti-aging foods. These great foods are delicious, natural and nutritious.

Don’t forget that good skin always starts with a good diet!

The best anti-aging foods

There’s no doubt that we all want to look a few years younger than we actually are when we reach a certain age.

If you don’t want to go under the knife and instead opt to follow a healthy diet, then you can look young and have problem-free, radiant skin.

Pay attention to the following anti-aging foods:

Olive oil

Hidratante de aceite de oliva

We’ll also add olives to this, of course.

Together with their fantastic oil, olives provide us with a good amount of monounsaturated and oleic fatty acids that improve arterial health by lowering blood pressure and regulating blood fat levels.

Olive oil is consumed a lot in Mediterranean towns, and that’s one of the reasons why the life expectancy is higher in this area.

It keeps the skin hydrated and healthy if added to salads or any other dish. It’s also very delicious!

Don’t forget that cold pressed extra virgin olive oil is the best type to buy. You can also add some olives to your dishes from time to time.


Sushi

Sushi

More and more people in Europe are starting to eat this tasty oriental food.

Sushi is a healthy food that provides a good amount of nutrients, especially selenium, a mineral with rejuvenating properties that is found in seaweed.

The soy sauce used in sushi provides the body with unsaturated fats that act as antioxidants when consumed in small quantities.

And we can’t forget the salmon or fish that this recipe contains, as they have omega-3 fatty acids that prevent damage caused by free radicals and that can be seen on the skin.

So, treat yourself to some sushi once or twice a month!

Garlic

This food shares many properties with onions, so feel free to add these two great foods to your recipes as much as possible.

The volatile substances that come from sulfur, which cause the characteristic aroma of garlic, can also greatly help with health and beauty

Furthermore, the flavonoids found in this food (such as quercetin) quickly pass into the bloodstream and are excreted through the skin and lungs.

They can also regulate blood pressure and eliminate fungi and bacteria.

Turmeric

cúrcuma con miel de abejas

Known for its orange color and the special flavor it brings to meals, turmeric contains phytochemicals that act as anti-inflammatory agents and have anti-aging properties.

Thus, it delays premature aging and helps in times of stress. A pinch of turmeric in your favorite dishes will help make you look much younger and stay healthy.

Chocolate

Are you looking for a perfect excuse to eat chocolate? Here’s one: it’s an antioxidant and prevents the skin from aging.

But be careful because you can’t eat tons of chocolate every day, and the chocolate you eat has to be a specific type.

To enjoy its benefits you’ll have to get the purest dark chocolate possible since cocoa is the main reason for its anti-aging powers.

Oats

avena

In addition to using it as an ingredient for an exfoliating facial mask, when you consume this cereal grain at breakfast along with yogurt or milk, it can help you lose weight and burn fat.

In addition, the soluble fiber in oats allows us to eat less, eliminate stress and reduce nervousness.

Avenine is another very important substance in oats. It’s responsible for us looking younger, having radiant skin and, above all, being in a spectacular mood.

It’s just what we need!

Berries

frutos rojos

Even though they may be small, berries have many antioxidants packed into them. That’s part of the reason why they have such intense colors.

Berries are a source of many nutrients that reduce pain and swelling. In addition, they’re rich in vitamins E and C, which are related to the health of the skin.

Don’t hesitate to consume them in juices, desserts and shakes. We recommend eating:

  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Currants
  • Cherries

Cherries are full of phytochemicals and have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This makes them the best anti-aging fruit that exists. That’s why they deserve a separate paragraph just for themselves!

Cherries prevent joint problems related to aging and also reduce muscle aches after exercise. Furthermore, they’ll not only keep your skin young, but also your heart: they remove fat from the arteries.

Broccoli

Finally, broccoli, as well as the whole sprout family (Brussel sprouts, white cabbage, kale, etc.), have substances that prevent the appearance and expansion of tumors.

In addition, broccoli activates the elimination of toxins and cancer cells. It’s better to steam it to take advantage of all its properties, otherwise it will lose many nutrients, such as vitamin C.