Anti-Ageing Foods

The Top 10 Foods To Slow Down Signs Of Ageing

Age may be just a number (and we’re always going to remain 17 at heart), but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be thinking ahead when it comes to wrinkles.

It’s never too early to lend our future selves a little helping hand – and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. The first step anyone wanting to combat the ageing process should consider is what they’re putting into their bodies before splashing out on expensive lotions and potions.

People are living much longer now, so the demand for anti-ageing treatments is a lot higher than it used to be. This, paired with the modern phenomenon of ‘selfies’ and the like, means we really look at our skin and face a lot more closely and are a much harsher on ourselves. We want fast results on external treatments, when the best thing we can do for ourselves is starting from within.

The earliest signs of the ageing process are not just skin-deep and start as early as our 20′s in the liver and kidneys. Creams and cosmetic treatments only help to a certain level, but if you help yourself from the inside, it will show on the outside. The human body is designed to self-heal and repair, and every cell in the body has got the right mechanism to heal on its own. We have to just boost it with the right nutritional strategy. Ageing is an inevitable part of life. We cannot stop the cycle, so when we say ‘anti-ageing’ it is actually just slowing down the process. Scientists have shown that the most important markers of getting old are an increase in blood pressure, high cholesterol and poor muscle strength. If these three can be controlled, your skin will automatically be better.

Listed Here Are The Top Ten Foods To Include In Your Diet To Slow Down The Signs Of Ageing.

  • Zinc is the most important to slow down the process of ageing. This can be found in seafood, egg yolk, seeds and nuts. Top tip: When you eat nuts and seeds, for the next 10 minutes, do not drink. It will not help your digestion at all and will actually dilute the goodness.
  • Resveratrol is a nutrient that can be found in grapes.
  • Lycopene is a nutrient that can be found in tomatoes, and is particularly powerful when they have been cooked.
  • Magnesium, specifically in bananas.
  • Dark chocolate - yes, you read correct! One cube of dark chocolate a day, however any more and it can prove just as bad as coffee.
  • Selenium is the best nutrient for the reproductive organs. As a race, humans are reproducing much later in life than biologically programmed, so it is important to keep them working as efficiently as possible for as long as possible. The most important source of this is oily fish, nuts and seeds.
  • Vitamin E, which can be found in avocados.
  • Vitamin A, which is found in sweet potatoes, carrots and dark leafy greens such as kale.
  • Vitamin D3, found in good quality fish and milk if you aren’t getting enough Sun.
  • Hydrolysed collagen, which you can find in Minerva Lab’s Pure Gold Collagen supplement.