Dr. Khalid is a physician, a researcher, a health writer, and holds a Ph.D. in clinical research.
What is Ageing?
Your body degenerates every moment due to complex processes that make death an invincible outcome of life. A healthy life is a great asset that helps you to defeat your day-to-day challenges. Each one of us aspires to live long and strives for success and personal enhancement. Aging is an unavoidable phenomenon that makes you weak every day by challenging your stress-fighting potential. Skin is the first line of defense that protects you from pathogens and environmental factors. Aging slowly and gradually tarnishes your skin by disfiguring its appearance that signals your exit from the worldly pleasures. You may wonder about a source of continuous energy for everlasting survival or aspire for a silent and peaceful escape from the advanced stages of aging. People adopt a variety of techniques to stay alert, active, and conscious of their surroundings. A well-regulated style of living is the key to live a long and healthy life. One cannot think of a fulfilling life while ignoring the need for nutritious food. Your diet must include the right combination of minerals, vitamins, proteins, and carbohydrates to delay your aging process. You must aim to live healthily and attempt to extend life while improving its quality and consistency. It is important to note that no food chart promises to increase your years; however, the inclusion of the following food items in your routine will enhance your scope of healthy survival. You still need to consult your dietician to determine the types and amounts of foods based on your metabolic demands.
The regular consumption of avocado improves the mineral/vitamin/fat absorbing ability of your digestive system. Avocado itself is rich in dietary fibers, phytosterol, folate, and essential vitamins. It not only improves your circulation but also gives strength and consistency to your skin. Avocado may make you feel like a youngster despite your travel to the middle age.
The glucoregulatory and anti-inflammatory functions make blueberry a unique food that protects your nervous system for a longer-term. Its regular consumption reduces your skin aging and makes you feel younger and active. The phytochemicals of blueberry not only improve the health of your skin but also protect it from cancerous outgrowths.
The antioxidant vitamins and phytoconstituents of broccoli fight your toxicities for a longer duration and increase the luster and physical strength of your skin. The polyphenols and iron in broccoli keep your body young and active. Its anti-inflammatory property resists infections and reduces the concentration of free radicals. Broccoli also reduces your oxidative stress and helps your skin to fight the cytokine storm that you may encounter under stressful situations.
4. Roasted Nuts
The daily consumption of roasted nuts maintains your total fat mass and blood glucose levels that enhance your youth and stamina. The minerals, fibers, vitamins, and proteins in nuts protect your body from chronic inflammatory diseases. They also reduce your oxidative stress and increase the absorption of vital nutrients in your tissues. A handful of roasted nuts per day will make you feel younger, active, and energetic and also prepare you to withstand the stress of old age.
The antioxidant property of papaya not only improves your digestion but also fosters your antiaging genes. Papaya heals the photoaged skin since its ingredients improve the blood supply and pigmentary system that counters the aging process. The daily consumption of papaya strengthens the oxidative and anti-inflammatory potential of your body. It also helps to repair your genes responsible for the aging process.
The nitrates in spinach reduce your blood pressure and increase the supply of nutrients to your vital organs. Spinach improves your cardiovascular health and delays the aging process when you follow a healthy lifestyle based on meditation and exercise. It also controls the abnormal accumulation of fat and minimizes your oxidative stress by countering the tissue damage.
Kiwi is a good source of vitamin C that reduces your aging through its antioxidant activity. The regular intake of kiwi helps to reduce skin wrinkles and increases your stamina to fight stressful situations. One should not hesitate to say One Kiwi Everyday Forces the Ageing to Delay.
Tomato is a good source of lycopene and vitamins that flourish your skin while maintaining its moisture and ability to overcome stress. Its daily consumption nurtures the skin and increases its potential to overcome the deleterious effects of free radicals. Tomato also increases the oxygen-carrying capacity of your body and helps to strengthen the absorption of your nutrients.
The regular intake of pomegranate strengthens the collagen type I of your skin that safeguards it from ultraviolet radiations. Its moisturizing effect increases the youth and glow of your skin to many folds. The antioxidant property of pomegranate helps to prevent skin inflammation. Pomegranate also helps to control your immunoreactive cells to minimize the production of free radicals.
10. Sweet Potato
The antioxidant property of sweet potato is due to its high content of anthocyanins that nourish the roots (of your skin) every time you consume this delicious food item. The regular intake of sweet potatoes also minimizes your risk of cancers, infections, and cardiovascular disease. A healthy body protected by the sweet potato is better prepared to resist the adverse effects of aging. The antioxidant ingredients of sweet potato scavenge the free radicals that leave no room to degrade your skin and metabolism.
The Golden Tips
In addition to healthy eating, you must achieve the following goals to delay your aging mechanism.
- Take a sound sleep between 6-8 hours at night
- Eat a bit less than hunger and stay healthy
- Smile every moment and pass on the positive vibes
- Walk or run up to 2-3 kilometers per day
- Practice meditation
- Learn and practice karate
- Be a keen observer
- Dance and burst out your creeping emotions
- Keep yourself hydrated
- Think positive and extend empathy
This content is for informational purposes only and does not substitute for formal and individualized diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed medical professional. Do not stop or alter your current course of treatment. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
© 2020 Dr Khalid Rahman
Jaya Bhardwaj on December 30, 2020:
Thanks Dr khalid for sharing such an informative message.
Dr Khalid Rahman (author) from India on December 29, 2020:
Thank you dear Mariyam and Farrah :-)
Mariyam on December 29, 2020:
Thanks for your article........I will also eat all those vegetables mentioned above....excellent article....
I will take care to eat all the fruits mentioned above and also make my family eat it.
The golden tips are very useful for all of us.
Thank you for your article.
Farrah Young from Lagos, Nigeria on December 29, 2020:
Great list. I take roasted nuts and tomatoes a lot.