Ageing is a physiological process and occurs due to different intrinsic as well as extrinsic factors. One of these factors is nutrition, the focus of today’s blog. Scientific findings suggest that good nutrition may be able to turn back the clock. While our DNA is under constant attack from free radicals - one of the major causes of ageing - it has been noted that individuals with increased levels of natural antioxidants, face less cell damage.
Antioxidants help protect and enhance our DNA’s repair capacity. They can be ingested through antioxidant-rich foods or supplements to build a strong antioxidant defence system. A lack of antioxidants, on the other hand, can lead to increased free radical damage caused by daily environmental stresses like pollution, sunlight, smoking etc. This increases the risk for accelerated or premature ageing. Hence, to slow down the natural ageing process it is important to include antioxidants into your diet.
A potent antioxidant to add to your diet is resveratrol. Resveratrol is a natural compound found in red grapes, Japanese knotweed, peanuts, blueberries and other berries. It helps to neutralise free radicals and protect cells from free radical damage. Other powerful antioxidants include pomegranate, acai berry, coenzyme Q10, L-carnosine and lycopene. GOLD COLLAGEN FORTE contains these six antioxidants as well at vitamin C, A, E and D to help build a strong antioxidant defence system that assists in the protection of cells and slows down the ageing process. For more information visit gold-collagen.com/products/forte
Dr. Vidhi Patel, Nutritionist & Naturopath at MINERVA Research Labs.