As we get older, many people wish they could reverse time or at least slow down the clock on the biological aging process. After a certain point, the body’s mechanisms just stop working as well as they used to and we become more vulnerable to certain degenerative diseases. But you don’t have to go down without a fight. There are a whole range of foods readily available that can help combat the negative effects that aging has on the body. They might not make you physically younger, but what they will do is improve your overall vitality and help protect you from illness, which can result in a longer, more active life. So if you’re hoping to look and feel young well into your retirement, here are eight foods that you should probably start eating more of.
Berries are an excellent source vitamin C, which is a vital component for repairing damaged body tissues. But, more importantly, berries are an excellent source of antioxidants (substances that protect us against unstable molecules that are produced when our bodies break down food or become exposed to pollution and radiation). Dark berries in particular are packed with certain antioxidants called anthocyanins which have been promoted for their protection against diabetes and cancer. According to a number of studies, eating blueberries can also help improve your memory by slowing down and even reversing neurological degeneration.