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Forever young: Top 6 anti aging foods

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Fountain of youth lead to eternal youth; at least that's what mythology says. But how do we mere mortals achieve eternal youth without the fairies, witches or cosmetic surgery, reports an Indian newspaper.

We give you the au natural ways to beauty that's timeless. Read on to find out the secret fruits and vegetables that hold the power to anti aging, according to the report of Times of India.

Cruciferous vegetables: It simply means cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish and turnip. These veggies also offer the double bonus of helping fight cancer. One trick to eating cruciferous vegetables is eating them raw or lightly cooked, so the enzymes are not destroyed and they are still able to fight toxins and cancer.

Garlic and ginger: Garlic prevents influenza and the common flu while keeping vampires at bay! It also stops cell degeneration and thins the blood. While ginger helps in smooth digestion by washing out the toxins. When it comes to aging, ginger helps rejuvenate our cells and stops damage.

Omega 3: Some suggest that if you want to increase Omega 3 for anti aging purposes, then decrease your intake of Omega 6, i.e. dairy and meat products. This could be a great bargain as you also reduce your chances of heart ailments, osteoporosis, arthritis and thrombotic stroke by increasing omega 3 intake. You can also boost your Omega 3 with walnuts and roasted or ground flax seeds.

Red wine: Not just a drink for the French or the Italians, wine is widely consumed in India as well. A glass of wine is all you need to juice up your damaged cells. Wine contains antioxidant that surround free radicals (or cells that damage healthy cells), and lessen any damage caused by them.

Indian Gooseberries (Amla): It's cheap and is a rich source of Vitamin C. We all know the benefits of this vitamin; it fights free radicals hence prevents aging and gives you glowing skin. Amla is the secret to clean skin, a healthy immune system and all while detoxifying the liver.

Tomatoes: Red juicy tomatoes can be eaten raw or cooked; you can include them in salads or grill them with a dash of olive oil, salt and pepper. It's a good thing that tomatoes are easily available in India; they protect us from the harsh sun and help us prevent wrinkles. Lycopene in tomatoes, protects the skin from oxidation.

Published: 4:35 pm Saturday, February 15, 2014

Last modified: 9:41 pm Saturday, February 15, 2014

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