10 Powerful Foods That Can Help Fight The Effects Of Aging

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  1. Exotic spices: Spice up your life with curry, ginger, turmeric and cumin; these are all known to have profound anti-cancer properties. Mainly used in Indian and Thai dishes, all of these spices have been known to prevent and accelerate healing of mouth and throat cancer as well as gastrointestinal tract.
  2. Berries: Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries can help reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes due to their richness in flavonoids.
  3. Red wine: Resveratol is a flavonoid found in the skin of red grapes is associated with anti aging benefits. Sip on a glass of your of favorite wine and reap the benefits, studies of resveratol’s effects on humans is currently underway.
  4. Citrus fruits: Lemons, oranges, limes, grape fruits and tangerines are a source of vitamin C. Reduce cholesterol, hormones and stress through specialized flavonoids known as poly-methoxylated-flavones (PMF’s) that are in the white underside peel of these fruits.
  5. Low fat dairy products: Skim milk and yogurt contain calcium and vitamin D which provide anti aging benefits. Vitamin D exhibits anti cancer activity while calcium is good for your bones and also increases your metabolic rate.
  6. Green leafy vegetables: Reap the benefits of fiber, calcium and beta carotene which is an important antioxidant that protects your skin from ultraviolet radiation. Don’t underestimate the power of spinach and green salads.
  7. Green tea: Relax with amino acid and theanine; this traditional Asian drink is also known to have anti cancer properties.
  8. Fish: Reduce the risk of heart disease, inflammation and improve circulation by eating Tuna, Bluefish, Mackerel and Salmon. All these fatty fish contain a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids.
  9. Mangosteen: You have probably never even heard of this, which really doesn’t matter and don’t be afraid to give this a try. Mangosteen is a small purplish fruit from Southeast Asia which contains anti inflammatory compounds known as xanthones. These compounds can improve gastrointestinal function, reduce inflammation in blood and control pain. Mangosteen is best as a juice.
  10. Whole grains: Eat wheat bread instead of white bread which is an excellent source of B-complex vitamins including niacin and riboflavin. Whole grains are also essential for optimal energy metabolism.
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