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Foods Rich in Antioxidants for Better Aging

Antioxidants are the secret to aging the right way.

Here’s how;

Antioxidants assist our cells in protecting them from possible damage by free radicals, in turn helping us in better aging.

Apart from aging, antioxidant foods have several other benefits which include prevention from;

  • Heart diseases
  • Neurological disorders
  • Vision impairment
  • Rancidity and much more

Making a habit out of eating antioxidants can prove to be effective in the longer run. Antioxidant intake is not that hard, in fact, you can easily include it in your daily meals.

Let’s put to your knowledge a list of foods that are high in antioxidants;

1.      Blackberries

Blackberries are the ones that contain polyphenols. Polyphenols are plant compounds that are antioxidants.

They slow down the aging process along with reducing the decline of your cognitive performance. The presence of vitamin C is the key element in these magical berries.

Including them in your daily diet will provide your body the fiber it needs.

2.      Watercress

Watercress contains calcium, potassium, manganese, and phosphorus.

These elements promote the flow of minerals in our body and as result watercress acts as a skin antiseptic. The flow of minerals enhances the oxygenation in the skin and the harmful effects of free radicals are reduced due to vitamin Aand C.

Thus, working the spell of better aging.

3.      Papaya

We all love this antioxidant and mineral filled superfood.

To your surprise,

it contains vitamins A, C, K, and E which make it the perfect ingredient in any smoothie or food that helps in improvement in skin elasticity.

It causes the delay of skin aging by fighting free radicals.

 

4.      Broccoli

From a very young age, our mothers would force us to eat broccoli and we hated it, only if we knew the benefits back then. 

Broccoli is an anti-inflammatory vegetable that is known to have fiber, folate, and lutein in it.

It is a great source of strength and elasticity for your skin, as it contains collagen, a protein important for better skin.

5.      Nuts

Nuts contain vitamin E which helps in repairing skin tissues as well as protecting the skin from UV rays.

Your body’s cells have to fight off free radicals and various viruses on a daily basis.

Consuming these antioxidant foods would give your body a boost in preventing free radicals from causing any damage.

 

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