Aging is a natural process, an inevitable process! With the advent of modern life styles and the climatic changes, we age faster than our elders did! In spite of all this, there is one very easy and delicious way to slow down the aging process. These are the fruits, the nature’s gift to us! If you have been researching a lot about anti-aging, you might already know that the antioxidants in colorful fruits combat free radicals that damage our healthy cells and push us towards aging. Not only do these fruits prevent pre-mature aging, they also keep you away from age related diseases like cancer, heart diseases, eye and vision related problems!
So, What are these top anti-aging fruits?
Kiwis are full of the good qualities of vitamin C and E which makes it great for skin as well as the body. In fact, Kiwi not only helps keep your skin young and wrinkle-free, it also works from inside to keep you overall healthy. The antioxidant properties of a Kiwi are known to be highly good for the circulatory system. The healthy circulatory system in turn rejuvenates the cells of your body. Healthy and younger cells always help delay the formation of wrinkles and fine lines so that you do not look aged for years to come.
Blueberries and other Berries
Blueberries are one of the Top 10 Foods to Prevent Wrinkles!
Berries with their phytonutrient content which give them their blue, purple, and red color, are now proven to be one of the best fruits for longevity and slowing down aging. Blueberries have this antioxidant pigment called Anthocyanins that are capable of combating DNA damage, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, and even cancer. Berries support all the body systems to give you a treasure of youth. Brain which slows down due to aging, restores its youthful speedy responses due to blueberries. Wrinkles on skin are reduced and skin becomes thick, smooth, radiant and firm, all due to the beneficial components of berries. Eyes too get benefited by minimizing the damage done due to aging. Berries are also good for bone health as well as cardiovascular health and other age related conditions like diabetes and obesity.
New researches are fast proving grapes to be one of the best anti-aging fruits. Grapes have many phytonutrients that make it a fruit of longevity. The most important of them is the resveratrol, the phytonutrient present in grape skins, its seeds and flesh. Resveratrol, as many researches show, increase the expression of three genes related to longevity. Its vitamin C and manganese, along with the antioxidant phytonutrients, protect cell membranes from free radical damage. Your skin and whole body expresses a youthful charm when you start having grapes regularly.
The delicious watermelon is a rich source of such nutrients as beta carotene, phenolic antioxidants, , flavonoids, lycopene, and vitamin C. The phenolic elements of watermelon gives this fruit its excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Lycopene is also an antioxidant which fights off free radical molecules, so essential for anti-aging benefits. Not only does lycopene slows down aging but also maintains cardiovascular and bone health! And as its name suggests, watermelon contains a lots of water and thus keeps your skin and body hydrated, yet another feature that helps keep you younger for long!
Papaya, the yet another very common and very popular fruit, is a rich source of provitamin A carotenoid phytonutrients. Carotenoids can be understood as a group of antioxidants that include such beneficial nutrients as beta carotene, lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. It is full of vitamins A, C, and E and also lycopene that effectively fights off the free radicals and keeps your skin younger looking. After all, it is, not in vain, that so many anti-aging cosmetic products use papaya extract!
Avocados may look small but that doesn’t stop it from being highly beneficial to the skin. It is full of Vitamin E and Vitamin B-Complex. To be precise, avocados have these nutrients- phytosterols, carotenoid antioxidants like beta carotene and alpha carotene, other antioxidants like flavonoids, vitamins C and E, and such minerals as manganese, selenium, and zinc. One more very beneficial component of avocados is the omega-3 fatty acids. All of the above nutrients are anti-inflammatory and help relieve osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, the known age related diseases. Not only this, avocados also support cardiovascular health, blood sugar regulation, and has anti-cancer benefits, not to mention the perfect skin related benefits! It is, in fact, a great protection against UV damage to your skin cells.
Bananas are a natural source of moisture for the skin. Hydrated skin looks plump and youthful. Thanks to its rich concentration of vitamin A and potassium that soften and hydrate your skin. Bananas have vitamin B6, manganese, vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber, potassium, biotin, and copper in plenty. All these help fight off dryness of not only your skin but also of eyes and hair. This is why, apart from a satisfying food, banana is also loved as a mask for skin and hair! People with dry skin and hair just love to apply banana mask.
Mangosteen fruit is a rich source of polyphenolic compounds called xanthones. These xanthones are good at combating cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, and thrombosis due to their antioxidant properties. Xanthosnes also help heal cells that get damaged by free radicals. Thus, it slows down aging efficiently and also keeps you away from degenerative diseases including mental deterioration.
Apple is the wise fruit for all times. Didn’t you remember the saying, “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away!” And yes an apple a day keeps the wrinkles away too! Apples are rich in vitamin C which enhances the production of skin cells to keep your skin youthful. Apples also have in them B vitamins that further enhances the glow of your skin.
Pomegranates are known for their multiple vitamins and other nutrients like riboflavin, and phosphorus. It increases the collagen in your skin. Collagen is the element that makes your skin firm and like elastic that helps prevent wrinkling. The elasticity of the skin lets it recover from stress very easily avoiding creases and fine lines. Additionally, pomegranate provides fluidity and water content to the skin that actively fights off the process of aging by keeping it hydrated.
So, now you know what fruits to have in your breakfast and as snacks to make yourself age-proof. Just have generous servings of these fruits, at least 4-5 of them, daily. This will sure help you delay aging and remain younger for longer! Enjoy your bowl of anti-aging fruits daily!
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