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List of foods that help with anti-aging – Fuel yourself to stay young

There is only so much that can be done with pills, creams, masks, and serums but if we control what we fuel our body with there is no need for external solutions.

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Watercress

This leafy green is definitely one of the most popular, nutrient-dense and hydrating leafy greens we can get our hands on. Dehydration is the first and main cause of aging as the skin is what will show the first signs of aging.

2

Red Bell Pepper

Red bell peppers are loaded with antioxidants and are the perfect remedy for anti-aging. The red bell peppers have a high content of Vitamin C which is great to produce collagen and they also contain a powerful antioxidant called carotenoids.

3

Papaya

This delightful fruit is considered to be a delicious superfood as it contains a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Consuming Papaya on a weekly basis will slow down the process of aging signs, improve skin elasticity and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Most retreats such as Kaya Sri Lanka, a premier among many a anti-aging treatment clinic include healthy vegetables and fruits in their diet in order to provide nutrients to the clients.

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Broccoli

That taste-less mini tree you refused to eat as a kid is your saviour from anti-aging when you become an adult. These vegetables are an anti-aging powerhouse packed with Vitamins C and K, a variety of antioxidants, fiber, folate, lutein, and calcium.

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Spinach

It truly is amazing how leafy greens are packed with so many nutrients. Spinach is one of the best super hydrating antioxidants that help to replenish and oxygenate the entire body. You can add spinach to salads, curries and even cut it into small pieces and add it to the rice. Make sure you do not overdo it at the beginning so you don't get tired of the flavour with time.

6

Blueberries

Blueberries are a delightful snack or a perfect add one to your smoothie or breakfast cereal or oats bowl. Blueberries are rich in Vitamins A and C and are rich in an age-defying antioxidant known as anthocyanin.

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Nuts

Nuts are small in size but are rich in nutrients. Many nuts especially almonds are a rich source of Vitamin E which is helpful to repair damaged skin tissue, protect the skin from the UV rays and retain moisture on the skin. Some nuts such as Walnuts even contain healthy fatty acids such as Omega 3. Nuts are a good snack for when you are on the move or a great add-on to your breakfast bowl to add that extra crunch.

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Pomegranate Seeds

Pomegranate Seeds have been used as a medicinal ingredient for many years and there is no surprise as to why it was used to, as these seeds are packed with many nutrients. These fruits contain vitamins, minerals and a variety of antioxidants that help maintain the elasticity of the skin and slowing down the process of signs of aging.

9

Sweet Potatoes

The orange colour that is seen on the sweet potatoes is from an anti-oxidant known as beta-carotene which is converted into Vitamin A in the process. Vitamin A is helpful to keep the skin youthful and healthy.

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Avocado

Avocado is the perfect replacement for butter and other unhealthy spreads. Eating more Avocados prevent the negative effects of aging as it contains a variety of Vitamins.

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