Every time you eat is an opportunity to nourish your body.
Some healthy foods do a better job at fighting the signs of age than others.
For this reason, we’ve put together the 21 best anti-aging foods that will keep you feeling young and healthy both inside and out!
1. Sweet Potatoes
Packed with vitamins A, C and E sweet potatoes help maintain complexion and beautiful strong hair, by helping in the production of collagen for youthful elastic skin.
On top of this it’s a fantastic source of dietary fibre for a healthy digestive system as well containing an array of other health promoting nutrients such as manganese, copper, pantothenic acid, vitamin B1 potassium and vitamin B6.
Sweet potatoes are delicious either baked, or fried-up in coconut oil with Himalayan Salt to create a tasty and healthy, fried chip.
Blueberries have one of the highest sources of antioxidants of commonly consumed fruit and vegetables.
With such a high antioxidant count, blueberries are exceptionally helpful in boosting the immune system, keeping your body healthy and fighting off age related stress.
Blueberries are also high in vitamin C, a key nutrient that helps produce Collagen to both heal and elasticise the skin.
Our Tropeaka Immunity Blend is packed full of the three primary sources of antioxidants being phytochemicals, vitamins, and enzymes.
Our Blend also contains key co-factors that aid in the absorption of these antioxidants including selenium, zinc, magnesium, copper and iron.
Extensive research suggests the stronger your immune system remains over the course of time the less effect the natural aging process has on your body.
The potent mix of vitamins and minerals in Immunity helps support the production of collagen whilst giving you healthy glowing skin.
Watermelon is full of water; an essential nutrient in not only maintaining the existence of life, but ensuring our skin stays hydrated and healthy. A body that is continually replenished with water helps keep away wrinkles and other signs of aging in your skin.
Broccoli is yet another food that needs no introduction to its powerful health benefits. But one interesting fact you may not know is that broccoli contains sulforaphane which helps with liver detoxification.
Detoxification is key to staying young, as the build-up of toxins and waste within your body weakens your immune system and deteriorates the performance of your inner organs leading to increased rates of aging.
Finally a half-cup of broccoli will provide you will 2/3 of your recommended daily dose of vitamin C as well as cancer fighting properties.
The good fats inside avocados have the unique ability to fight off free-radical damage within mitochondria. Healthy mitochondria are of particular importance as they are the engine room of our body, where food is turned into energy.
This makes the avocado particularly powerful in fighting aging as it targets the source of damage to cells within the mitochondria.
The use of coconut for health and beauty has been studied closely in recent years. It has been shown that coconut and its oil are both incredibly versatile in providing a range of beauty benefits. From taming frizz to moisturising dry skin, coconut ranks as one of the best foods for helping you stay young.
Here’s an article that has a range of treatments for healing dry skin, strengthening weak hair and boosting the body’s overall immunity with coconut oil.
8. Acai Berry
Historically Brazilians have been eating acai berries for centuries to treat digestive disorders and skin conditions.
Acai’s power in treating skin conditions comes from its high ORAC value, which is a measure of a food’s level of antioxidants. While its digestive benefits are due to its strong detoxification properties and its high source of dietary fibre.
In particular the wide range of antioxidants contribute to Acai’s reputation as a powerful anti-aging Superfood, as they may assist in both the slowing and reversal of the typical signs of aging related to oxidative stress.
9. Camu Camu
Camu Camu is a true power-fruit grown deep in the amazon rainforest. It has the highest known source of natural vitamin C, with up to 60 times more vitamin C than oranges. It’s also a powerful anti-inflammatory which is essential for keeping healthy skin that can restore, rejuvenate and heal.
Tropeaka’s Immunity has a high concentration of Camu Camu as well as other powerful anti-aging Superfoods including Acai, Mesquite and Goji Berry.
Not only did spinach keep Pop-Eye strong, but it also keeps your hair strong. The combination of vitamin A, C, beta-carotene and folate that is present in spinach work together to fight against brittle and damaged hair.
Another great green option for your hair is kale, which has a similar combination of nutrients, so why not throw both in a green juice or salad every day.
Guava is another exotic fruit that supports glowing skin and hair. This is all down to its high vitamin C count of 377mg per cup, up to 4 times more than citrus fruits.
Additionally it’s a great tasting fruit snack, so avoid purchasing any sugary and artificial guava juices and instead purchase the fruit itself and juice it, or enjoy it on its own.
Just like watermelon, celery is a water-dense food which will provide hydration to your skin and your other organs. Another age related issue that celery helps prevent is the degeneration of your vision, so adding fresh celery to a daily juice is a simple yet effective step in achieving long-term health benefits.
This green leafy vegetable also known as Swiss Chard is packed full of beta-carotenes which are known to balance your skin’s pH levels, helping to fight-off dryness, as well as replenish and grow new cells, which results in silkier, smoother skin.
Not only does ginger provide a powerful source of antioxidants but it’s also a great anti-inflammatory, which can decrease aches and pains across the body.
According to The Journal of Pain, muscle soreness brought on by eccentric exercise is reduced in the short-term when ginger is taken.
One of the ways we allow our bodies to age quicker is by not getting enough sleep. Studies show that a lack of sleep is linked to chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes and hypertension.
For those struggling to get enough sleep, one solution is to eat more cherries, which are packed full of melatonin which improves sleep quality and duration.
16. Kidney Beans
If you’re feeling a little worn-out try increasing your intake of kidney beans, which are high in iron, a vital mineral that carries oxygen from our lungs throughout our body. Unlike red meat which also contains iron, it has low calories making it a great inclusion in any meal.
Iron also helps our muscles store and use oxygen, so therefore someone low in iron can feel fatigued and tired, putting greater stress on our body and therefore over the long term affecting the youthfulness of our bodies.
17. Red Grapes
Resveratrol is a compound found in the skin of red grapes which has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that helps keep your skin looking young.
It also has two other great benefits, including reducing oxidative stress, which prevents premature aging of cells, as well as protecting your skin from harmful UV radiation damage that can result in skin cancer.
Quinoa and other grain-alternatives such as Amaranth are great sources of protein, which provide a slow-release of energy, keeping the body full and satisfied for longer.
Those that switch from refined-grains to more nutrient dense superfoods, with high amounts of dietary fibre, such as quinoa are less likely to face obesity, diabetes and other long-term chronic diseases.
Lycopene is what makes tomatoes red and is an effective antioxidant that shields your skin from excessive sun exposure. It’s essentially like a sunscreen that works from the inside out, allowing you to reap the full benefits of the sun while also protecting your skin from any harmful UV damage from overexposure.
20. Flax Seeds (Lin Seeds)
Flax Seeds are a potent source of omega-3 fatty acids and are a great anti-inflammatory. Omega-3 Fatty Acids nourish your hair follicles resulting in stronger, shinier hair.
On top of this it’s one of the best sources of dietary fibre on a gram-by-gram basis and has been used in the treatment of IBS and other bowel and digestive ailments. It’s also a very convenient superfood to add to your salads and dishes.
Tropeaka’s Ultra Cleanse is scientifically-designed blend to cleanse the body of the build-up of harmful toxins while replenishing the body with key nutrients for optimal long-term health.
The superfoods in the Ultra Cleanse Blend include Wheat Grass, Barley Grass and Spirulina, which are powerful nutrient-dense foods that contain high amounts of the green pigment chlorophyll, which neutralizes toxins within the body, turning them into non-harmful compounds that can be disposed of by the body’s lymphatic system.
This in turn, keeps your body looking vibrant and youthful.
We’ve also included in Ultra Cleanse Bentonite Clay, which has been used traditionally for centuries in removing toxins from a person’s body.
Bentonite Clay has the unique feature of not being able to be digested by the body. As it passes through the digestive tract it binds to positively charged toxins, allowing those built-up toxins to be removed alongside the clay from your body.