Red Fruits and Vegetables Can Slow Aging Process

February 26, 2016 | By Lorenzo Mejia

Eating nutritiously is the easiest way to take care of our bodies. Fruits and vegetables provide us with many different benefits especially when we choose to eat the “red foods”. Foods that are red in color contain two main free radical eliminating antioxidants: anthocyanin and lycopene. Both of these protect against various cancers, especially prostrate cancer. Lycopene has proven to act as an internal sunscreen with its ability to resist the effects of UV light. Studies have shown that anthocyanin can help to reduce cholesterol and prevent macular degeneration. Some of the best red foods are listed below with their benefits.

Tomatoes are rich in lycopene. They are great served on sandwiches, in a salad or stir-fried with your favorite vegetables.
Watermelon is rich in vitamin C and lycopene. It is a carbohydrate with a low glycemic index. Watermelons are carbohydrates, but are good for you if eaten in moderation.
Strawberries are an antioxidant that provide a good source of Vitamin C and folic acid. This fruit is great for skin, eyes, heart and prostrate gland. It can even slow the aging process. These fruits do not contain much sugar and can be eaten without feeling guilty.
Cherries are another important red fruit that fights inflammation and are high in potassium. Inflammation is a cause of aging. Cherries are good for high blood pressure. Many find relief by drinking cherry juice for arthritis and pain.
Red bell peppers are rich in vitamins A and C. There are a variety of ways to incorporate them into your diet by eating in salads, stir-fried or sautéed with eggs.
Raspberries help the body dissolve fat by stimulating enzyme function. They are an ideal fruit to eat for snacking.

Taking care of our bodies is one of the best things we can do for ourselves. Eating healthy is one of the biggest factors in aging and living well. Antioxidants can help you to slow the aging process.
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