I ran across this little article on Anti-Aging... It is an interesting read and gives you some Fruit to think about. We all want to keep it young... Is 60 the new 40? I certainly hope so... I know, I do everything I can by taking my superior Body Wise Vitamins but also...by eating nutrition rich foods..nothing package, preserved or with additives...at least as much as I can...
We live in a Nutritionally depleted Society..
Lets do everything we can to keep it Nutritionally Rich!
Although this miraculous forever young water was never found, the quest for a miraculous anti aging elixir that would maintain our youthfulness has not been quenched at all. Today, many over the counter skincare products and procedures claim to be able to reverse or slow down the aging process. These skincare products and procedures include using natural remedies, creams, injections and of course, the expensive plastic surgery.
However, the most natural of all the substances may be found in the normal foods that we eat everyday. These foods may be the natural solution to help in the quest for the anti ageing process. These organic foods can be broken down into two basic categories of: fruit and vegetables
Fruits - Certain fruits have demonstrated promising results in the aid of anti aging process. Those fruits include apples, strawberries and grapes. Researchers have discovered that some of these fruit products contain ellagic acid. Ellagic acid is a natural insect repellent substance found in various plants.
This type of acid has demonstrated the capacity to hinder the growth of tumors within the body. This hindrance process of tumor growth is accomplished by the ability of the acid to minimize the enzymes, within the body, that are utilized by the mutated cancer cells.
Other fruits that contain the precious anti aging ingredients are cantaloupe, peaches and apricots. These fruits contain the antioxidant properties that are known as lycopene. These antioxidants protect the health of body's cells from damage caused by the free radicals. In addition, these fruits have demonstrated their effectiveness in protecting certain organs of our body.
And apple aid in the anti aging process of the skin. Initial testing has shown that apples stimulate the production of collagen. The production of collagen is necessary for the skin to maintain its elasticity which can help minimize the wrinkling of the skin.
Vegetables - Some vegetables have also shown their ability to fight the anti aging process. Vegetables such as carrots, spinach and sweet potatoes have also demonstrated known antioxidant capabilities.
One other group of vegetables like soybeans and alfalfa sprouts, when eaten, that has demonstrated their effectiveness in blocking the production of particular types of enzymes. The anti-ageing substance found in these vegetables is known as genistein. Genistein inhibits the production of enzymes that have been identified as stimulants that are known to activate the cancerous genes.