5 Ways you can slow down ageing with smart food choices

By:Ariba Khaliq, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Apr 21, 2015

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Smart food choices gives you longevity. How long you live is determined by many variables, but adopting a healthy lifestyle can slow the ageing process.
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    Nutrients that support joints and hair

    Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), found in a variety of foods such as fruits, vegetables, and grains, is an organic compound that contains sulphur. It is known to improve joint function and to help maintain joint cartilage because joints require sulphur and cysteine for healthy function.

     

     

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    Soy foods

    Soy is regarded as one of the best anti-ageing food. Eating soy-based foods lower inflammation besides promoting healthy sex hormone levels. Include miso, tofu, and tempeh in your diet to slow down ageing prcocess.

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    Add plant sterols to your diet

    Plant sterols are plant cholesterols (sterols and sterolins) in pumpkin seeds and chia seeds are known to maintain a good balance of T cells (killer cells) and enhance cellular immunity.

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    Use olive oil

    Olive oil has been shown to have protective effects against various diseases, decrease the effects of pro-inflammatory genes and lower risk of diseases such as CVDs, dementia and cancer. Olive oil is best used on salads or in dips.

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    Eat grapes

    Polyphenolic substances in grapes have been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. These help protect brain health and is key to prevent neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's is controlling inflammation.

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