Top 14 Powerful Fruits for Anti Aging Diet
Anti aging is perhaps the most sought after beauty query since time immortal. We have grown up listening to fables and tales of beautiful princess, the bad, ugly witch, Prince Charming on his white horse and the mysterious ‘Fountain of Youth’. This quest for the ‘ultimate’ anti aging treatment has given birth to the various aggressive cosmetic treatments like Botox and Face lifts. With the entertainment industry repeatedly portraying ‘beauty’ synonymous with ‘youth’, the Anti-aging industry has experienced a worldwide boom in recent times. Now, what if I told you that you could actually slow down the aging process by following a few very simple anti aging diet? That I’m going to share the holy grail list of best anti aging fruits. Too good to be true!
Well, the fact of the matter is that nature is man’s (and woman’s too!) best ‘Beauty-buddy’. There is absolutely nothing that Mother Nature knows nothing about, anti-aging foods being one of them. There are a few natural fruits that are packed with ‘Anti-oxidants’, which is the secret-code to youthful looks. Let’s take a look at some of the best fruits which if taken on a regular basis can help fight wrinkles:
List of Best Fruits that Fight Aging and Make you look Younger:
Lately, Avocado has found a special place for itself in the ‘fad-diet’ menu-list. However, the fruit is true to its promise, as it is most effective when it comes to anti-aging. Its full of glutathione, a compound that unleashes the process of anti-aging. Apart from that, Avocado is also rich in Vitamin E and B, that have nourishing properties for the skin and the Potassium present in the fruit helps in keeping the skin moisturized. This almost sounds like going for a Facial appointment!
‘Pretty as a Peach….’ And rightly so, as Peaches are known to make you pretty. Being a rich source of antioxidants such as Zeaxanthin and Lutien, Peaches provide protection from the UV rays. These antioxidants have anti-inflammatory properties that help repair skin-damage due to sun. Better still, the Flavonoids present in Peaches are also photo-protective and help against UV-induced skin damage. Now that makes sense as to why so many brands have exclusive ‘Peach’ as the main ingredient for their anti-aging products.
Kiwi might not be a very popular choice due to its limited availability and consumption. However, this little green fruit is also a rich source of antioxidants, making it one of the top fruits that fight wrinkles. The best part about Kiwi is that, along with anti-aging properties it also fights against skin-damage, which is caused by free radicals. This super food should be in your daily diet.
Not only do the berries look pretty, they also help in keeping you pretty and young as they have anti aging properties. Berries are packed with high levels of Vitamin C and antioxidants, both of which maintain the Collagen in the skin, thus, giving it a ‘firming-effect’.
‘A for Apple and A for Anti-aging’. Literally, when applied all over the face, the enzymatic action of Apple retains the water levels in the skin, thus, making it soft, firm and supple and thus slows down aging. For even better results try using Apple Cider Vinegar which also doubles-up as an excellent skin-toner.
Fig is a power-food when it comes to fight against age. Rich in enzymes and polyphenols, Figs have been known for their anti-aging properties since ancient-times. Fig is also known to be a great substitute for the female-hormone ‘estrogen’ which is credited to give women the youthful appearance. It is this hormone that makes your breasts look full, your hair glossy and skin supple. With age, Estrogen secretion is decreased in our bodies, something you can naturally compensate by regular intake of Figs.
Apricot is widely used in various skin-care cosmetics and rituals in the form of face-packs and creams. Raw Apricot is a rich source of Vitamin E, which when consumed on a regular basis gives skin the elasticity and firmness. For a more natural cosmetic approach, you can also pulp-up an Apricot and apply it all over your face as a nourishing pack. And not just that, add apricots to your anti aging diet.
When it comes to natural facial at-home, Watermelon is your perfect choice. As it is freely available during hot, summer months, you can eat the chilled fruit and also apply it all over your face to get rid of that sun-tan. Watermelon is also a power-fruit when it comes to being a rich source of Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. A great anti ag ing fruit for skin and body.
Pineapple might be a funny-looking fruit, but it has huge anti-aging benefits. You can make the most out of Pineapple either by applying its juice topically in combination with Honey and also regularly eating raw fruit. Pineapple is rich in Alpha-Hydroxy Acids, which is known to slow down the process of aging.
10. Lycium Fruit
Sounds new? Well, this is commonly known as ‘Goji Berry’ and is found in China and Tibet. Ever wondered as to why people from Northwestern China have such flawless skin? Goji Berry is your answer. Lycium is a great anti-aging power fruit. Anti-oxidants provide protection from skin-damage and other related health problems, so stock-on the Lycium Fruit in your diet and fight those wrinkles away. A very justified addition to my anti aging fruits list.
While Acai has been a rather controversial fruit, however, its ant aging benefits have not been ruled out altogether either. As the fruit contains a good amount of Anthocyanins, it is a top contender for the ‘best ant aging fruits in the world’ so far. Anthocynins are known to boost the process of Metabolism and skin-repair. Acai is also recommended to keep Cancer at bay and to reduce the risks of cardiovascular diseases as well.
12. Citrus Fruits
Lemons and Oranges not only make a pretty picture in the Cocktail menu, but are known to help keep wrinkles away as well. Since these fruits contain huge amounts of Alpha Hydroxy Acids, they are your best natural anti aging treatment right out of the kitchen! Citrus fruits help boost the Collagen production, something that is vital when it comes to making your skin look supple and wrinkle-free.
Collagen is the important component that is required to keep skin firm and wrinkle-free. Pomegranate is the ‘power-house’ of that precious collagen which gives skin its elasticity and suppleness.
Every Indian knows the benefits of Papaya only too well. While this fruit is juicy and yummy, it also helps slow-down skin aging. Include Papaya in your daily dietary-supplement and also use it topically for skin-health benefits. This fruit helps brighten the complexion and reduces wrinkle formation as it has Vitamin A, E and C. Again one of the best fruits with anti aging properties.
There are still huge stocks of untapped secrets that lie hidden within the bosoms of Mother Earth. With the world going ‘organic’ lately, it only makes sense to incorporate more and more natural foods in to our diets. Though the list ends here, I would like to mention the good old Tomato as well. Since it is still a mystery if it is a fruit or a anti aging vegetable, nevertheless, it is THE ultimate ‘Holy-Grail’ of Ant aging benefits. Eating raw Tomato as salad, having Tomato soup for supper or applying Tomato-pulp all over your face, the benefits are innumerable. Slow aging is desired by almost every individual, so, why not ‘eat-your-way’ to youth! If you have good anti aging tips to share then do let us know.
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