7 Foods That Could Speed Up Your Aging
Slowing down the aging process is something that we all want to do. Marketers and cosmetics companies know this full well and that’s why the market is flooded with products advertised to sweep decades of wear and tear off of your body. Unfortunately, it is not as easy and simply buying a product and slathering it on your skin. But – it is doable with the right diet.
Avoid the seven foods on this list to ensure the kind of health that comes from the inside out. Trust us, it will show through!
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is good for so many ailments, most notably sunburn. But we’re here to tell you that it is fantastic for joint and knee pain as well. Aloe has an astonishing 75 active components, two of which (aloin and emodin) are actually natural pain relievers. It also contains plenty of anti-inflammatory compounds to get your blood flowing freely through those painful joints again.
Eucalyptus is used in many topical treatments for pain because it is a natural analgesic. Eucalyptus leaves contain tannin, which reduces swelling and relieves pain related to inflammation. This is one herb we don’t suggest that you eat because the fresh leaves are toxic if consumed by humans. Eucalyptus oil, however, is great for rubbing on painful joints.
Ginger is a miracle spice that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine forever. Due to its active ingredient, gingerol, it helps with joint and knee pain by increasing blood circulation and reducing pain. Research on the benefits of ginger for patients with rheumatoid arthritis is quite exciting.
4. Green Tea
Green tea is a super healthy beverage that does great things all over your body, like accelerating fat burning and strengthening brain function. But for our purposes, you’ll be pleased to learn that green tea is a powerful anti-inflammatory that has been studied extensively in relation to osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
If you like curry, you are familiar with the distinctive taste of turmeric. Not only is this yellow spice quite tasty, but it has also been used in folk medicine for hundreds of years. Science is only beginning to catch up, but studies have determined that the active ingredient in turmeric is a compound called curcumin. Curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory with the potential to relieve joint and knee pain.
Cinnamon is another powerful spice that can improve your overall wellness. It contains several compounds associated with reducing existing inflammation and can also neutralize free radicals that tend to fuel that inflammation. This reduces your likelihood of cellular damage and chronic disease as a result.
Rosemary (along with its pal sage) contains similar anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds. Both are great for relieving joint and knee pain. However, rosemary also has something called rosmarinic acid, which reduces inflammation as well as soothes skin afflictions, reduces stress, stimulates hair growth, and improves blood sugar. It may even suppress Alzheimer’s disease!