July 1, 2020
How you look and feel largely depends on what you put into your body.
The health of your gut, brain, eyes, muscles, and even skin can be improved or worsened through your diet and lifestyle choices.
Here's a list of the best for anti-aging. Adding these items to your diet can dramatically mediate the effects of time on your body and decrease your risk of age-related illnesses.
Five Best Anti-Aging Substances
Melatonin’s anti-stress properties, as well as its effects on the immune system, have been well researched for their anti-aging effects. Additional anti-aging benefits of melatonin include its ability to improve the microstructure of bones and protect the skin. Melatonin has also been studied for its beneficial effects on a variety of age-related diseases, including cancer.
Curcumin’s anti-aging effects come from its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which work to suppress NF-kappaB-dependent inflammation, a type of inflammation believed to be responsible for the development of many age-related disorders in which cellular senescence (the loss of a cells ability to divide and grow) is involved, including cancer and atherosclerosis.
Curcumin may also lower the risk for age-associated cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers believe that curcumin could be used as a therapeutic cognitive treatment for elderly adults.
Research has demonstrated that caffeine, a bioactive natural compound present in coffee, protects against oxidative stress-related skin disease. Caffeine may also protect against age-related cognitive diseases such as Alzheimer's and Dementia!
A recent study found that drinking 3 to 5 cups of coffee each day decreased the risk of Alzheimer's and Dementia by 65 percent.
Although additional research is necessary to further study these effects, researchers are enthusiastic about coffee’s therapeutic benefits. Further, research suggests many of the benefits may stem not only from caffeine but from other natural compounds in coffee as well.
4. Grape Seed Extract
Grape seed extract is known for its high concentration of proanthocyanidins, a type of polyphenol known for its immunomodulating effects and ability to protect against oxidative stress and lower cholesterol. Proanthocyanidins also inhibit the progression of atherosclerosis and diabetes, two common diseases often associated with aging.
A common concern with aging is the appearance of the skin. Probiotics work to restore the acidic pH balance of skin and improve photoaging, premature aging of the skin caused by excess exposure to UV radiation, through the up-regulation of antioxidant components.
Additionally, many degenerative diseases are related to imbalances of gut microbiota, microorganisms necessary for optimal nutrient metabolism. Changes in diet and microbial diversity throughout life may lead to a higher risk of infections and diseases, but researchers believe that a daily intake of probiotic supplements or foods may improve the aging process and reduce the risk of age-related disorders.
Now that you know the Top 5 Best, Take a Look at the Top 5 Worst Substance for Anti-Aging.
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