Is it possible to slow down the aging of the body with nutrition? It is possible, with the help of certain substances contained in foods. Among them we have antioxidants, substances that can counteract the action of free radicals, which are responsible for aging. In particular, among the substances capable of able to counteract skin and cellular aging the most we have: resveratrol, contained in red wine; lycopene, contained in tomatoes and their derivatives; vitamin E, found especially in extra virgin olive oil; beta-caratone, contained, for example, in apricots, peppers and carrots; and vitamin C, found in various fruits and vegetables (e.g., blueberries, dark leafy vegetables, tomatoes…). Another valuable help, however, can also come from cruciferous vegetables (brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, savoy cabbage…), which contain many antioxidants and some amino acids that can perform the antioxidant function.

Other small tips to follow to slow down aging are: eat small and frequent meals, preferably consume whole grain products, increase consumption of legumes, consume more fruits and vegetables (varying as much as possible and preferring those in season), increase fish consumption to increase omega 3 intake (at least 3-4 times a week), use spices and herbs, prefer extra virgin olive oil to other condiments, drink at least 1.5-2 liters of water a day, lead a healthy lifestyle and exercise.

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