Foods That Provide Anti-Aging Benefits
Eat For Aging Younger
One of the most overlooked components of healthy aging is your diet. When you eat the right foods that deliver the essential minerals and vitamins that your body needs, your body will be more efficient at rebuilding itself with fully formed, healthy cells.
Some key foods to consume on a regular basis to help slow aging are the following:
Anti-Aging Benefits of Grapes
One of the most potent anti-aging components in food is resveratrol, which can be found in the fleshy skin of darker grapes. In experiments, scientists found that resveratrol had the ability to protect some people from UV damage and helps to reduce specific types of inflammation. Resveratrol is now being added to supplements geared towards anti-aging and there is a synergy when combined with other nutrients.
Anti-Aging Benefits of Pomegranates
Pomegranates are full of essential vitamins and minerals, along with a few important micronutrients such as fibre, B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium. One pomegranate supplies one-quarter of a day’s worth of folate (a B vitamin needed to synthesize and repair DNA) and one-third of your daily vitamin C.
Many of the compounds in pomegranates offer us protection from free radicals, as well as helping to maintain and protect collagen. The best way to gain the beneficial nutrients from pomegranates is to ingest the pomegranate seeds.
Anti-Aging Benefits of Avocados
Avocados are high in inflammation-fighting essential fatty acids that promote smooth, supple skin as well as prevent obesity.
The high content of vitamin A in avocados can help us shed dead skin cells, leaving us with gorgeous, glowing skin. Their carotenoid content may also assist in blocking toxins and damage from the sun’s rays and also help to protect against skin cancers.
Avocados contain a compound called beta-sitosterol, which helps to lower LDL cholesterol. They are also high in Vitamin K2, which is essential for healthy bones.
Anti-Aging Benefits of Citrus Fruits
Oranges, grapefruits, lemons and limes are great for the skin. This is due not only to the high content of vitamin C needed for collagen, but also because they are high in bioflavonoids. Bioflavonoids are plant compounds that function as anti-oxidants, protecting our tissues from damage.
Some citrus fruits, such as grapefruit, also contain a chemical known as lycopene, that is a potent antioxidant, lowers LDL cholesterol, helps prevent memory loss and is protective for bones.
Have fun incorporating these foods into your diet, whether it be in a salad, a smoothie, or even topically in a mask!
Dr. Tara Clapp, ND
Dr. Tara Clapp, ND
Naturopathic Doctor Focusing on Anti-aging and Hormone Optimization
Dr. Tara Clapp, ND is a Board-certified Naturopathic Doctor and leading authority on Anti-Aging & Bio-Identical Hormones. Dr. Clapp, ND has taken numerous courses to advance her knowledge and has received certifications in Intravenous Nutrient Therapy, Mesotherapy & Injection Therapy for Anti-Aging & Pain Management, as well as First Line Therapy Weight Management.
Dr. Tara Clapp, ND uses specialized, leading-edge laboratory testing for better diagnostics & health. Dr. Tara Clapp, ND has special interests in anti-aging, bio-identical hormone therapy, food and nutrition, metabolic and hormone imbalances and digestive disorders.
Being a naturopathic doctor has proven to be an especially rewarding experience to Dr. Tara Clapp, ND as it allows her to take part in people’s transformation and realization of their health potential. Consequently, Dr. Tara Clapp, ND continually updates her skills through new courses and conferences, and uses this information to better her clients.
Dr. Tara Clapp, ND is a dedicated and caring physician, taking personal interest in her clients’ health and life.
Dr. Tara Clapp, ND has a passion for self-development programs that push her beyond regular physical and mental performance. Dr. Tara Clapp, ND enjoys practicing yoga and meditation, has a love of photography, and relaxes by scrapbooking and enjoying long walks with her dog.