Anti aging foods: eat yourself younger 7 October 2013 Share by email Page shared successfully Share again? An error has occurred on the server is currently unable to send your message. Please try again later. Please try again Your name * Please enter your name Your email address * Please enter your email Your email is invalid Friend's email address * Please enter your friend's email Your friend's email is invalid Add a message Share Cancel Tweet Buffer Sophy Foreman, High Performance Dietician, explains the importance of anti-oxidants. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars, take medications or put your body through unnecessary intrusive procedures to combat the natural age processing of your mind and body. Unfortunately aging is inevitable, but we don’t need painful or expensive solutions either. There’s a lot you can do right now to slow down the aging process and reaching for the right foods is a great way to start. Get some anti-oxidants in your diet! Anti-oxidants are an important nutrient that helps to neutralize and eliminate free radicals, which we get exposed to on a daily basis through UV light and pollution. Free radicals act by damaging our cells, and as we age these cells find it harder to rejuvenate. Anti-oxidants actually help to slow down the aging process and therefore reduce the risk of age-associated diseases such as heart disease and cancers. Believe it or not, one of natures most anti-oxidant rich food are prunes! Adding them to your diet not only helps to relieve constipation but they also have the highest Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) score, making them one of the highest impacting of anti-oxidants. Just 100g of prunes will provide you with your daily allowance of ORAC units (3,000-5,000)! However, mixing it up with other tasty anti-oxidants will more likely help you to sustain this new dietary addition so you are less likely to get bored and stop. Other ways to mix up your diet are to include other tasty antioxidants such as; Adding blueberries/blackberries on your cereal or with yoghurt at breakfast Eating kiwifruit or strawberries as a snack Chewing through a spinach & corn salad or adding slices of beetroot to your sandwich at lunch Adding kale and onion to your veggies at dinner; a stir-fry would combine these wonderfully Wash this all down with some cups of green tea and on special occasions treat yourself to a drop of red wine Eating a diet rich in antioxidants on a daily basis has been proven to reduce long term memory losses, and will help in overall health of the body and the mind. Sophy Foreman (Porter) has established a reputation in Western Australia as a leading High Performance Sports Dietitian. She currently pursues her passion in this area by working with a number of elite sports teams including; The Emirates Western Force, WA Rugby Academy, and The Perth Glory. She also worked for The Fremantle Dockers for six seasons (2005-2011).