The phrase “You are what you eat” rings true when you want to delay the ageing process as certain foods have anti-ageing and anti-wrinkle properties. Having a healthy balanced diet is essential.
Certain foods are rich sources of antioxidants or nutrients that block the process of oxidation or ageing caused by free radicals. Free radicals are formed during natural body functions along with environmental factors like sun exposure, cigarette smoke, chemical fumes and even exercise. Free radicals are unstable molecules with unpaired electrons, which cause them to actually scavenge our cells in order to stabilise.
Free radicals have a snowball effect as they keep affecting cells and damaging healthy tissues in our body. Instead of cell regeneration, the cells of tissues undergo degeneration and inflammation at a fast pace. This oxidative stress and inflammation reflects on the skin as a sign of ageing. Eat a low-fat, fibre-rich diet along with a variety of colourful fruits and vegetables as they have regenerative properties.
Anti-ageing Foods to include in your Balanced Diet
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