The 7 Best Juices to Drink to Slow Ageing
When it comes to slowing down or making the effects of ageing less noticeable, any natural method is worth looking into.
We’re talking about things you can make a daily habit and that not only improve your overall health, but also give your body a wealth of antioxidants, hydration, and Vitamin C. These are all great for reducing wrinkles and keeping your skin looking youthful.
As you know, there are no miracle answers for ageing. There are treatments and efforts you can make, but it’s also important to accept that time will move forward.
However, you don’t need to watch the years pass by helplessly. Your ultimate goal should be to take care of yourself, feel great, and making good decisions about your body and health.
If slowing the ageing process is your goal, then try some of these great juices!
1. Tomato juice
Tomato juice is high in one antioxidant in particular: lycopene.
The carotenoid and phytochemical pigment is an great at fighting free radicals (molecules or ions that can damage healthy cells, attack your immune system, and speed up ageing).
Lycopene also helps you get firmer, more toned skin, as it inhibits the effect of collagenase, a kind of enzyme that breaks down the collagen in your skin over time.
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2. Kale juice
Kale juice is a classic when it comes to slowing down ageing.
The leaves are rich in Vitamin K, a nutrient that is very good at preventing heart diseases and osteoporosis.
Also, don’t forget that kale contains many other nutrients, such as:
- Minerals (manganese, copper, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium)
- Vitamins (B1, B2, B6, E)
- Omega 3 fatty acids
It’s a vitamin-packed vegetable with incredible antioxidant power.
3. Eggplant juice
We’ve talked multiple times before about how eggplant is one of the best vegetables you can eat.
Now, one fantastic way to take advantage of its goodness is by cooking it and drinking its cooking water.
Some cut it into smaller pieces and then blend it along with apples to make a juice. This will improve its flavor.
Have it however you like, because eggplant is one of the most antioxidant-rich foods out there.
4. Red grape juice to fight aging
Grapes, their skin, and their seeds, have been used for many years in anti-ageing beauty products.
The secret lies in their resveratrol. This is a type of antioxidant also found in blackberries, blueberries, and currants, and which makes a big difference in fighting signs of aging.
The best way to take advantage of their benefits is to eat them when they are in season.
Before you go buy bottled juices, try making them yourself in the blender at home and include both the skin and seeds. Use it all!
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5. Pomegranate juice: it’s amazing!
One of the best fruits to keep around the house when it’s in season is the pomegranate.
It will help you lower your bad cholesterol, it’s good at fighting bacteria your bladder or kidney may be harboring, and offers a lot with regard to reducing wrinkles.
Pomegranates help you produce urolithin A, a molecule known for its ability to regenerate mitochondria and thus protect each cell in your body.
Snatch it up any time you see it fresh at the market.
Despite the popular belief that watermelon consists of just water and sugar, it actually provides high levels of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Watermelon is great at hydrating your body, something your skin really likes.
Don’t forget about its wealth of Vitamin A, a very important nutrient for renewing your skin and keeping it moisturized, fighting dryness and wrinkles.
7. Kiwis help slow the ageing process
We recommend the golden kiwifruit. If blended with an apple and a bit of lemon, you’ll get a amazing juice for fighting aging.
The antioxidants found in kiwis help firm up your skin and slow down the formation of those classic smile lines.
They contain especially high amounts of vitamins C and E. These help reduce damage to your skin from free radicals.
Which juice are you going to try today? Remember to make your own juices and not add any kind of sweetener if you can.
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