All people age differently. Some people look and act much younger than their years while others look way beyond their years. Our first thoughts might be that it is due to genetics, but this is only a small part of the anti aging puzzle.
We all have genes that work for us and genes that work against us. Many genes lie dormant, not affecting us one way or the other, while others are active and fully affect our lives. Which genes are activated and which ones are not is greatly determined by the food and nutrition (or lack of it) that you consume. Therefore, nutrition plays a big role in the process of aging, or anti aging.
Some super-foods can help stall the aging process. The juices of these foods are even more powerful. Your body can easily assimilate the nutrients from the juices without having to break through the fiber. For example, you can easily drink 10 carrots and get the benefits of all the nutrients, but your body would have a hard time trying to digest as many in one meal.
Here are some of the top super foods which can be made into anti aging juice. It is best to make and drink these fresh while the enzymes are still active, as this is part of its power. It also tastes much better fresh.
Carrots have always been known to be high in beta carotene, which is converted into Vitamin A in your body. This natural nutrient helps your body make new cells to replace the old ones, especially cells of your skin, eyes and bones. This is why carrots have long been associated with keeping your eyesight strong, your hair and skin beautiful and your teeth and bones strong. In addition, carrots keep your body tissues healthy, help to balance your hormonal system and strengthen your immune system.
Drinking carrot juice is safer than taking a Vitamin A supplement. Vitamin A can cause a toxic effect. However, carrot juice does not contain Vitamin A, but beta carotene, which your body converts to Vitamin A. Your body is very smart and will not convert so much as to make you toxic. It will only covert what you need and eliminate the rest.
Beet juice is our next anti aging super juice. It detoxifies your blood and renews it with minerals. It also stimulates the cells and function of your liver. This is important since your liver can get a toxic build up and become sluggish as you get older. In addition, beet juice increases the activity of liver enzymes that protect you from free radicals.
Beets have been shown to protect not only the liver, but increase the function of the kidneys and intestines. It also lowers internal inflammation, which aids in the prevention of coronary disease and cerebral artery disease.
It is important to not drink too much beet juice. When made into a juice, the vitamins and minerals are removed from the fiber making it easier for your body to absorb all of them. This can create a very different effect than eating beets. In fact, drinking too much fresh beet juice may cause symptoms similar to irritable bowel syndrome.
On the other hand, drinking the right amount can be more beneficial than any vitamin or supplement out there. If you have never drank beet juice before, start with only ј to Ѕ of a beet mixed into other juice. Slowly build from there, but no more than one beet per day. This should be plenty to get the anti aging benefits you are looking for.
Celery juice is another excellent anti aging juice. Its natural balance of sodium and potassium aids the heart and regulates heartbeat. It helps clear the lymphatic system by working as a diuretic. This helps eliminate excess body fluids and waste that can cause puffiness and weight gain, which seems to come too easy as we progress in years.
In addition, celery juice contains a compound called pthalides which helps reduce stress hormones and relaxes the muscles around your arteries. This effect along with a good balance of calcium and magnesium can help to naturally reduce blood pressure.
Celery juice contains mostly pure, natural mineral water. It can be made into juice by itself or added to other juices to make them less sweet. It is excellent to help your body regulate itself and keep your heart safe when working in extreme temperatures.
Our last juice is made from parsley. It is full of antioxidants, flavenoids and luteolins that help prevent oxidative damage to cells. Oxidative damage is believed to be one of the reasons our bodies begin to break down in the aging process, causing wrinkles, hair loss and even disease in some cases.
Along with these benefits, parsley is high in Vitamins C and A which is good for your hair, skin, and healthy immune function and is anti-inflammatory. It also contains folic acid which helps prevent certain cancers and protects again rheumatoid arthritis.
Start your anti aging regimen by drinking fresh vegetable juices on a daily basis. Many notice results in as little as one week. And obviously the longer you drink them, the more noticeable the effects.
Save money by purchasing your own juicer and buying your veggies at a local farmers market when possible. In the long run, the anti aging super juices will give more benefits for less money than expensive supplements!