DAILYMAIL.COM – For those hoping to slow down the aging process, the solution may be simpler than you think.
This is because there are six foods that should be part of your diet which will allow you to eat your way to a youthful glow as well as improve longevity and cognitive function.
And simply adding these ingredients to your meals can turn back the clock thanks to their antioxidants, chlorophyll and omega-3 fatty acids.
Dark green vegetables are packed with high levels of vitamin A and C, minerals, fiber, nitrates, and bioactives, which help provide a slower cognitive decline and prevent cell damage.
Leafy greens have phytochemicals such as chlorophyll which protects against free radicals that cause aging – and the darker the green vegetable the more chlorophyll it contains.
They also have antioxidants called lutein which provides hydration and elasticity to protect from sun damage.
Their vitamin A helps make the skin’s protective tissue stronger while its vitamin C helps provide collagen.
Examples of dark green vegetables include kale, bok choy and chard.
Spinach is packed with vitamins A, C, E, and K as well as antioxidants. Vitamin A provides you with strong hair for a youthful look and vitamin K reduces inflammation in cells.
Green tea is made from the green camellia sinensis plant and it reduces the brain’s aging as it protects the skin from sun damage.
Sweet potato’s vibrant orange color comes from its antioxidant beta-carotene which is converted into vitamin A and it helps rejuvenate skin elasticity and skin cell turnover.
It is also packed with vitamin C and E which protects the skin from free radicals …