It isn’t necessarily creams or potions that can help you fight aging. Rather, anti-aging begins on the inside. I recently came across an article that shared five drinks that can help you fight aging in the best way possible, listed below:
Coffee: This thick dark beverage can do a lot more than just give you a boost of energy in the morning. Coffee contains age-fighting antioxidants that protect the body from damage. It’s said to be able to fight off a number of diseases, including Parkinson’s, depression and type 2 diabetes. Some studies have shown a link between drinking coffee and a reduced risk of basal cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer, as well as a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s in adults.
Red wine: Red wine contains polyphenols, antioxidants that help protect your blood vessels and arteries. One particular polyphenol, resveratrol, is believed to help lower the bad cholesterol, which is why red wine has a reputation for being heart healthy. A study from Texas A&M found that resveratrol helped to improve learning and memory in rats, while Columbia University researchers say that the compound is effective in damaging UVB rays to help protect against skin cancer.
Pomegranate juice: While pomegranates can be tough to eat, its antioxidant-rich juice is readily available in supermarkets. In 2011, a Spanish study found that the drink can actually slow down cell damage through oxidation. Pomegranate juice is also an excellent source of vitamin C, which plays an important part in the skin’s collagen production and can repair and prevent sun damage.
Tea: If you don’t like coffee, then thankfully tea serves as a great substitute, that offers no shortage of anti-aging properties. Green tea is rich in polyphenols, and studies have shown that it may be helpful in preventing a number of conditions including high blood pressure, high cholesterol and even osteoporosis. One study even found that the green tea polyphenol EGCG can revive dying skin cells. Other teas are known to be rich in anti-aging antioxidants, in particular white tea, which can slow down the breakdown of collagen and elastin to help prevent skin aging.
Aloe vera: Used to calm sunburns and skin irritations, aloe vera is known for its cooling properties. These ingredients have been known to help wounds heal with less scarring while also strengthening skin fibers. A study of women over 45 found that taking liquid aloe vera supplements for just 90 days improved skin elasticity and the appearance of wrinkles.