(NaturalNews) People are often obsessed with age, in the early years being proud to become and act older, and in the latter years doing everything possible to look younger. So how then can we take more control over the effects of the degenerative aging process?
People become increasingly self-conscious and concerned about the external effects of degenerative aging, including graying hair, wrinkles, sagging skin, spots and blemishes, resigning themselves to the ongoing use of cosmetics, eyesight correction, an ever wider array of medical care and pharmaceuticals and so on.
The question, though, is "is progressive degenerative aging inevitable?"
While the process of aging may arguably be ultimately inevitable, the rate at which aging takes place most certainly is not. This is evidenced by numerous communities and individuals around the world who collectively appear, act and exhibit the health of people decades younger than their years.
What separates these young looking people from everyone else?
When we look at any person or group of people who enjoy a physical age decades younger than their years, we almost always observe the following common factors:
• Eat a natural, balanced, raw, whole food organic diet.
• Drink plenty of pure water, fruit and vegetable juices.
• Plenty of exercise.
• Plenty of quality sleep and relaxation.
• Regular meditation, yoga or other spiritual and/or mental exercise
By far the biggest influence on aging is diet - what we do or do not eat.
Consuming any food that is toxic or alien to the natural evolutionary biological design of the human body will sooner or later result in acute or chronic health conditions. The same foods will also greatly accelerate the physical aging process, both internally and externally.
Given then that such incompatible, toxic foods and drinks should be avoided, what foods actually have a positive impact on slowing or reversing the aging process?
It is generally recognized that the effects of aging, both internally and externally, are substantially due to the effect of the oxidative action associated with free radicals, accelerating exponentially with age, progressively damaging organs including the skin. This process can cause a very wide range of age-related health issues and the overall external appearance of aging.
By regularly consuming foods containing natural antioxidants, which those on a natural raw vegan diet do as a matter of lifestyle, it is evidently possible to slow, halt or even reverse the effects of aging, looking and feeling decades younger.
The group of antioxidants collectively known as "xanthophylls" have been shown to have particularly powerful anti-aging effects, again closely correlated with a raw vegan diet rich in xanthophyll-containing foods.
Anti-aging foods to consider consuming on a very regular basis
Spirulina: Contains a wide range of powerful xanthopyll antioxidants including beta carotene - 25 times more than carrots - zeaxanthin, lutein, cryptoxantin, phycocyanin and echininone. Spirulina has numerous other healing and health benefits.
Fruits and berries: Apricots, goji berries, tomatoes and other red/yellow/orange fruits.
Vegetables: Carrots, kale, collards, spinach, squash, turnips and sweet potatoes.
The degenerative effects of aging are far from inevitable. A few simple but profound dietary changes can make you feel and appear many years younger.
About the author: Adrian Cooper is the best-selling author of the highly acclaimed book Our Ultimate Reality, Life, the Universe and Destiny of Mankind. For 7 years he was also the author of a 7+ page weekly newsletter on Spiritual, Metaphysics, Quantum Mechanics and Natural Healing and Health related subjects, read by over one million people around the world.
Adrian has extensively researched the super-whole food Spirulina, which he also consumes in large amounts daily, and is the creator and author of the Spirulina Magic website which reveals in great depth all of the health, healing and nutritional benefits of Spirulina.
A raw vegan and practitioner of Natural Holistic Nutrition, Healing and Lifestyle, Adrian is an experienced writer and practitioner in every aspect of these fields, including the use of natural plants, herbs, fungi and algae in the context of a balanced natural raw food diet.
Adrian is also a practitioner of Zen meditation and other Spiritual disciplines, and throughout his life, as today, lives very close to Nature where he spends as much time as possible walking, meditating and being completely connected to life and the Universe.