Antioxidants are the nutritional ingredients that prevent the formation of free-radicals in the body, thereby slowing down the aging process. They also help in putting a stop to several health related problems, like cataract, diabetes, muscular degeneration, hypertension, cataract, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, etc.
1. Green Tea
Green tea has now become a synonym to health drink. It is made up of unfermented leaves and is rich in antioxidants (known as polyphenols).
Green tea is helpful in:
- trimming the body weight
- high blood pressure
- regulating the cholesterol level
- preventing tooth decay
- lowering the sugar level
2. Milk Thistle
Due to its antioxidant property, the seeds and above ground parts of milk thistle plant are used to prepare medicines. The flowers and leaves of the plant can be eaten as salad. The roasted seeds are used as a substitute for coffee.
It is used for:
- liver disorders
- prostate cancer
- loss of appetite
- gallbladder complaints
Turmeric is a very beneficial antioxidant. It also possesses anti-inflammatory properties.
Turmeric is used in:
- boosting immunity
- balancing the cholesterol level
- stimulating digestion
- detoxifying the liver
- enhancing the complexion
- fighting allergies
4. Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha)
It is also known as winter cherry. Ayurvedic practitioners have been using Ashwagandha for 1000 of years as a tonic for longevity and vitality. Besides antioxidant properties, it also possesses anti-stress, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumour properties.
It is very effective in:
- liver toxicity
- gastric ulcers
- increasing endurance
- improving muscular performance
- raising haemoglobin level in the blood
This ayurvedic herb is an effective antispasmodic, anti-ulcer, cerebral activator, tranquilizing, anti-asthmatic and memory enhancer.
It is used in the treatment of:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Mild to moderate mental deficiency
Include these herbs in your routine life and beat up the aging effects!