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Anti Aging Treatments - Antioxidants And Anti Aging Remedies
Anti aging treatments come in various forms, some of the most common are anti aging skin care products, anti aging therapies such as chelation and for some surgery. One crucial part of the anti aging equation is lifestyle, how we treat and what we put into our bodies. Getting this right can make a significant difference at any age. However the sooner you start good nutritional habits and looking after yourself physically the more youth and vitality you will have as you age.
Free Radicals and Oxidative Stress.
Briefly Antioxidants are the protective force against free radicals. If we have insufficient anti-oxidants in our diet or an excess of free radical generators then we suffer oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is a key link to heart disease, cancer and other diseases.
A healthy, nutritious diet can make people feel and look younger, here are some tips for using Antioxidants in your diet as an anti aging treatment.
Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Plants produce anti oxidants for their own defense but they also happen to protect us. Shop by color, intensity is the key, e.g. dark leaf greens.
Anti oxidants work better together, so take a variety rather than large doses of one.
Lycopene is a proven cancer fighter found in tomatoes, watermelon and red paw-paw, eat plenty.
Kale is the best antioxidant vegetable with the highest levels of lutein of any food. Exellent eye nutrition.
Berries top the chart as antioxidant super foods, and are high on the list of antiaging treatments. The ultimate antioxidant defense food being dried goji berries. They also contain several times the vitamin C than citrus and have the highest level of cartenoids of any plant.
Rooibos Tea is a rich source of antioxidants not compromised by caffeine. Note that milk added to tea negates the antioxidant benefits.
Red Wine - While red wine is nicer, red grape juice is better medicine, and although red wine is good for you the bad news is that, after more than one glass the alcohol content negates the benefits. Many people enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail and although drinking in moderation is not an anti aging treatment it should not be a problem for those worried about the aging process. Moderation is the key.
When drinking alcohol - Milk Thistle is the best antioxidant herb for liver support. Also hydrate, take B vitamins and Vitamin C, eat and avoid sweet mixers. Avoid excessive amounts of alcohol.
Chocolate, good news here for an antiaging remedy, dark chocolate containing 70% cocoa is amongst the worlds most powerful antioxidants. Again milk added as in milk chocolate negates the benefits.
Devices that ionize and alkalize water also offer a remarkably inexpensive source of antioxidants. I.e. alkaline water scavenges active oxygen compounds including free radicals - it bonds with active oxygen to prevent oxidization.
Exercise is the best of anti ageing treatments it expands clogged up blood vessels to help remove waste through perspiration. Vigorous walking is great, try for at least four times a week of a minimum of thirty minutes, and donít be afraid to do more!
Eliminate stress, this is a topic on its own but important. See our blog for more on this.
Many people fail get enough sleep. A good nights sleep will help slow or reverse the aging process. Try to get at least eight hours every night.
Most of these anti aging treatments require a modest amount of discipline, remember good habits slow the Aging process.
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