Sunday, October 16, 2011

Anti-Aging Foods

It is a beauty blog contains simple home tips for beauty; but I want to tell about the foods to prevent aging. Because everyone knows that the health and beauty are directly related. By in taking a well balanced diet daily, you will get definitely a good glowing and healthy skin. In my previous post, I listed some home tips to prevent and to get rid of aging skin. Now I am including particular foods to avoid it. The polluted environment, toxins, free radicals and chemicals accelerates aging processes. Our body usually produces some anti-oxidants to counter free radicals. But more is needed from the food we eat. Many researchers found that there is a strong link between free radicals and aging.

What are free radicals?
Free radicals are nothing but the highly reactive components of oxygen metabolized by our cells. Due to excess free radicals the aging skin may occur. To fight against these, enough anti-oxidants are needed. Let’s see some anti-oxidant rich foods,
* Fruits like red grapes, mango, guava, strawberry, papaya, peach, berries and all citrus fruits.
* Vegetables like onions, tomatoes, garlic, carrot, spinach, cabbage and broccoli.
* Vitamin-E rich foods like almonds, walnuts, egg, oatmeal, brown rice, whole wheat bread, and olive & sesame oil.
* Other anti-oxidant foods are green tea, wine, butter, milk, yoghurt, turmeric etc.

Eat healthy foods, get natural glow and so you can easily prevent the skin from aging. Many anti-oxidant supplements and anti-aging creams are available in the market to avoid aging, but ages under 30’s please don’t try to use the above products. Along with the healthy food, it is enough to use a good homemade face wash, sun block and a mild moisturizer daily to take care of the skin.