- Aging & Longevity
Super Foods for Anti Ageing
Black Tea contain anti-ageing properties. The Chinese have been drinking tea as a tonic and herbal remedy for centuries. Black tea contains properties with the ability to remove bacteria in the digestive system and to fight against certain forms of cancer. Black tea lowers cholesterol and keeps your heart healthy. Tea contains flavonoids that act as antioxidants that fight against the effects of free radicals that cause cell damage and anti-ageing. The damage caused by free radicals can lead to cancer, heart disease and other serious illnesses. This risk can be reduced by regularly drinking herbal tea.
Green tea contains vitamin C and minerals, potassium, niacin, manganese, folic acid and zinc. This tea contains powerful antioxidants, which help fight free radicals. Green tea lowers cholesterol thereby promoting heart health. It regulates blood sugar and blood pressure. This tea controls inflammation, and can assist in the treatment of osteoporosis and arthritis. Green tea strengthens the immune system.
Cinnamon is filled with antioxidants, which protect us from free radicals, which has been linked to many diseases. Cinnamon tea has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties.This tea also improves circulation, and is a digestive remedy. It is anti-aging, helps with menopausal symptoms. Cinnamon protects against Alzheimer’s.
Red wine contains anti-aging properties. Resveratrol is a potent antioxidant that fights against free radicals which are the cause of diseases.
Research suggests that a deficiency of omega 3 may lead to heart disease and cancer. Include fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and legumes in your diet.
Eat more fish
Eating oily fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids will provide you with a host of anti-aging benefits. Frequent consumption of fatty fish lowers your risk of stroke and developing heart disease. Salmon, tuna, and sardines are all rich of omega-3. It will improve joint stiffness and is anti-inflammatory.
Health Benefits of Flaxseeds
Flaxseeds are a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids. As it is not produced in the body our food is the only source. Omega 3 fatty acids reduce the risk of heart disease. It is good for the brain and it also increases collagen production.
All types of nuts have anti-aging effects. Walnuts, pecans and cashews nuts on their own or added to salads. Walnuts are rich in Omega-3 acids and monounsaturated fats which are healthy fats and good for your heart. They lower your risk of high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
The calcium and vitamin D found in milk, cheese and yogurt play a vital role in maintaining our bones and to prevent osteoporosis. Dairy products like yogurt and low fat milk contain calcium and vitamin D, which are important for bone health.
Fruits and Veggies that contain Collagen
Vitamin C and beta-carotene are antioxidants that help in keeping unstable molecules from damaging healthy cells. They are also beneficial for your vision. Add more leafy greens, carrots, blueberries, and red tomatoes with your meal. Fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C are natural sources of collagen production. Collagen is rich in the amino acids proline and lysine.
Avocado oil is rich in vitamin E and protects the body from free radicals that are the cause of diseases and ageing. Avocado also contains omega 3 fatty acids which increase collagen production.
Berries have powerful antioxidants that protect the body from free radicals which is thought to be the cause of ageing and diseases. Collagen protects the elasticity of the skin and assists with the constant renewal of skin cells. The production of collagen in the body reduces with aging.
Cabbage is rich in vitamin K which plays an important role in longevity. Vitamin K and vitamin D supply calcium to the bones. Protecting the body against osteoporosis, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and cancer
Carrots contain vitamin A which helps to increase collagen production and protects your skin against ageing.
Research on longevity has linked several grape phytonutrients, especially resveratrol, which has the ability to increase oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells. Resveratrol also removes brain damaging plaques and free radicals. These have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
Lemons are high in vitamin C and have the most protein of fruit. They contain the amino acids lysine and proline which are needed for collagen’s formation.
Green beans contain hyaluronic acid which increases hydration and improves the skins elasticity. It also assists collagen production and keeps your joints healthy. Hyaluronic acid has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammation properties. Eat potatoes and sweet potatoes as well as green beans.
Whole grains like wheat, barley and lentils are an excellent source of fiber. Eating whole grains every day will lower your risk of developing type II diabetes and keep your blood vessels functioning properly.
Honey Face Mask
Massage a tablespoon of honey onto your face
Leave it on for half an hour to set.
Wash off the honey with lukewarm water without using soap.
Papaya Banana Mask
Mash together two tablespoons of papaya and two of banana. Spread the mixture all over your face and neck.
Leave the mask on for 20 minutes then rinse your face with lukewarm water.
For good results do this a few times a week
The papaya replaces dead skin cells with new ones while the banana gets rid of old skin cells
Papaya Banana Mask
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