Negative Effects On Aging

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Aging is a natural process of every human being. It all begins from the second we take our first breath. As children, we are dependent on the adults who care for us until we reach young adulthood. As we mature, we begin to build our own habits. Some help to ensure good health for the rest of our lives. Some develop habits that will deteriorate our bodies and minds.

Can we actually slow down our aging process? Is there really a "fountain of youth"? Why do some people look younger than their actual age? What are their secrets? It is quite simple: Diet, exercise, and taking care of their skin.

Deciding which foods to eat should not have to be a challenge. Look for foods without preservatives and additives. Include fresh fruits and vegetables with rich antioxidants such as: blueberries, walnuts, beans, red apples, and artichoke hearts. The more plant based foods incorporated in your diet, the healthier you will be. Foods with bright colored skin are high in antioxidants and help in repairing damaged cells. Antioxidants can help prevent cancer, Alzheimer's, heart disease and even Parkinson's disease.

Antioxidants also help keep you young. They neutralize the "free radicals". A chain reaction of free radicals can kill cells, tear holes in cell membranes and mutate DNA which is the mastermind of cell activity.

Vitamin A and Vitamin C are two known antioxidants. Rich sources of Vitamin A are found in carrots, squash, spinach, and collard greens. Citrus fruits are the best
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