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Foods That Help In The Anti Aging Process

For thousands of years, people have been in search for the elusive fountain of youth. One such famous search for the youth was conducted by Ponce de Leon in the early 1500’s. The mythical legend spoke of miraculous waters and those who drank from this miracle fountain would never age and would maintain the beauty of youth. The water was never found and so the fountain of youth remained only a legend.

Despite the fact that this miraculous water was never found, the quest for a miraculous anti aging elixir that would maintain our youthfulness forever has not been quenched. Today, many products and procedures claim to be able to reverse or slow down the aging process. These products and procedures include using natural remedies, creams, injections and of course, the plastic surgery.

However, the most natural of all the substances may be found in the foods that we eat everyday. These foods may be the natural solution to help in the quest for the anti aging process. These 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 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 mutated cancer cells.

Other fruits that contain the valuable anti aging ingredients are cantaloupe, peaches and apricots. These fruits contain antioxidant properties that are known as lycopene. These antioxidants protect the body’s cells from damage caused by the free radicals. In addition, these fruits have demonstrated their effectiveness in protecting certain organs of the 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 enzymes. The antiaging 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 cancer genes.

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