Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Anti Aging Diet

If there is one way to sell a product, simple label it as anti aging and despite the bad economy the product will sell. There have been many diets in the past which have been hyped up to reverse or prevent aging. But what should the consumer look for in an anti aging diet? For one, it is important to make sure that it recommends that you eat lots of fruits, vegetables and drink a lot of green tea. It is claimed by the food experts that diets which are high in anti oxidants probably come closest to the ideal anti aging diet.

The question is can diet reverse aging? It is doubtful that there is any antiaging diet that can erase the fine lines and wrinkles, but there is every reason to believe that certain foods can help delay or prevent the formation of signs of aging. Even though diet is important, one must also lead a healthy life style, not smoke, exercise regularly, get adequate sleep and drink ample water. There are lots individuals who have maintained a healthy life style and eaten right and not developed wrinkles or fine lines on the body. Diet is critical to delay the onset of aging.

Aging is part of nature and with time, our organs start to malfunction, our skin is exposed to more toxins from the environment and we tend to lose more water- all these eventually cause wrinkles to appear. While an anti aging diet can prevent some tissue alterations, there is never a return back to the younger and more toned looking skin.

The best prevention for aging skin is to eat diets consisting of fruits and vegetables. Red meat should be avoided and sea food is encouraged. Some of the foods thought to be have potent anti oxidant activity include fish, whole grains, legumes and olive oil. Legumes have few calories but have high protein content. Some of the other foods that are known to possess both anti oxidant and anti inflammatory activity include Acai berry, barley, buckwheat, beans, sprouts, garlic, onions, yogurt and kefir.

One of the key features of an anti aging diet is to drink lots of green tea. It is claimed that tea contains a variety of tannins and catechins- both of which are powerful anti oxidants and have other health benefits also.

Despite all the fuss about anti aging diets, one has to remember that aging is a part of nature. Everyone gets old, some faster than others. While eating proper may help delay the signs of aging, it is highly recommended that one avoid excess sun exposure and not smoke. These two factors are the major cause of premature aging and formation of wrinkles. Other important preventive factors include wearing sunscreen, regular exercise, decent amount of sleep and perhaps praying. While your prayers may not always be answered, it will give you inner peace and make you feel young at heart.

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