Herbs as Natural Anti-Aging Food Agent

by Alesha Wilson
(Wilmington, NC)

Herbs have the power to produce not only a magnificent flavor to dishes, but also powerful anti-aging results. Free radicals are known causes of aging, cancer, and auto-immune diseases. Our body requires vitamins and natural supplements to fight off these free radicals that we acquire from our polluted environment. However, as we progressed in science and medicine, we found out that excess amounts of betacarotene, vitamin C, and D, could do harmful effects. It is quite different for antioxidants though. Eating natural food that contains antioxidants, such as fruits, whole grains, beans, vegetables, and herbs, gives all the essential supplements that our body needs without the fear of inducing too much.

These herbs, that are quite easy to grow, have the greatest anti-aging health benefits.

1. Dills are rich in phytonutrient quercitin that acts as natural sunscreen boosters protecting our skin from ultraviolet rays.

2. Basils have anti-inflammatory compounds beta-caryophyllene and eugenol; it relieves cramps, headaches, and arthritis. Its antioxidant property protects us against premature aging, and its anti-bacterial quality makes it a very good aid for infected wounds.

3. Rosemary is another herb that is loaded with antioxidants, which makes it often used in skin creams and facial products for healthy skin tone and collagen generation.

4. Oregano was proven to have the highest amount of antioxidants based from US agricultural studies. It also has anti-microbial properties that restrict bacteria growth.

Changing your diet and sticking to an all-natural food scheme could also eliminate our need to supplement our bodies with pills. We just need to simply change our lifestyle for better and longer years.

Alesha Wilson is a staff writer at RockwellNutrition.com. Rockwell Nutrition is a leading online retailer of Pharmax probiotics.

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