Delay the signs of ageing with these foods

14 Aug,2016


BdChronicle Life Desk:

You can delay the signs of ageing by following a simple diet.

Anti ageing foods are those essential foods that supply basic nutrients that we need to have a healthy body. When you include foods in your diet that are high in antioxidants, you can delay the effects of ageing. Antioxidants are found in fruits and vegetables like prunes, raisins, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, spinach and raspberries and are known to be great for your health. Besides them, here's what else you can include in your diet:

Green, leafy vegetables: Veggies like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, turnip, Brussels sprouts and radishes are all rich in vitamin C, as well as anti-cancer substances. They're also known to help prevent cataracts and eyes problems.

Tomatoes: This vegetable is extremely rich in lycopene, an antioxidant that protects one against coronary heart disease and cancer of the lung, stomach, mouth, colon, rectum and prostate gland.

Garlic: Garlic is another powerful antioxidant that is known to reduce high blood pressure, lower cholesterol, reduce blood stickiness, treating intestinal, respiratory and skin infections and even heart disease.

Soybeans: Soybeans have isoflavones in them that help prevent ageing cause by hormone imbalances. It is also known to protect against breast and prostate cancers, Alzheimer's disease, osteoporosis and heart disease. If you're menopausal, soy will help you manage your estrogen levels.

Berries: Blackberries, blueberries, blackcurrant and black grapes are all rich in phytochemicals, which is a powerful antioxidant known to be great for health.

Nuts: Nuts are rich in vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper and omega-3 fatty acids. Include a few in your daily diet and keep the signs of ageing at bay.

Curd and honey: Curd or yogurt is a great immunity booster and also good for your digestive system while honey helps prevent memory loss as well as anxiety.

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