A talk on all you ever wanted to know about anti-ageing by Delhi dermatologist Dr. Deepali Bhardwaj was organised by the Dr. Kusum Bhalla foundation and the VIP audience present were more than eager to know the magic formula to avoid ageing and looking their best. Among those present were Kirron Kher, BP Singh Ex Governor Sikkim, Digvijay SinghEx CM of MP, Vijay Darda MP, Majid Memon MP, Shahid Siddiqui ex MP, Rama Pandey, Sharon Lowen,Lavleen Thadani and Vivek Tankha. The fact that more than 300 people listened attentively and sat through the the talk is an indication of how important everyone feels looking good is, It is clear that people across ages and professions believe in putting their best face forward!
Here are a few takeaways from Dr Deepali Bhardwaj talk
Start right now by including more of these 7 antioxidant-rich foods to your diet.
1. Olive Oil
Contains monounsaturated fats and also contains polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that may help prevent age-related diseases.
While the age-defying powers of yogurt never have been proven directly, yogurt is rich in calcium, which helps stave off osteoporosis and contains “good bacteria” that help maintain gut health and diminish the incidence of age-related intestinal illness.
Thirty years ago, researchers began to study why the native Inuits of Alaska were remarkably free of heart disease. The reason, scientists now think, is the extraordinary amount of fish they consume. Fish is an abundant source of omega-3 fats, which help prevent cholesterol buildup in arteries and protect against abnormal heart rhythms
4. Chocolate/ cocoa
Maintaining youthful blood vessels lowers risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and dementia.contains a type of flavonoid called epicatechin (so do tea and red wine).
5. Nuts/ tofu / tuna
Studies of Seventh-Day Adventists (a religious denomination that emphasizes healthy living and a vegetarian diet) show that those who eat nuts gain, on average, an extra two and a half years. Nuts are rich sources of unsaturated fats, so they offer benefits similar to those associated with olive oil. They’re also concentrated sources of vitamins, minerals and other phytochemicals, including antioxidants.
Drinking alcohol in moderation protects against heart diseases and Red wine contains resveratrol, a compound that likely contributes to its benefits—and, according to animal studies, may activate genes that slow cellular aging.
7. Blueberries/strawberries/tomatoes/ citrus fruits
Also adds the good doctor, remember to hydrate by drinking lots of water and stay sun safe by always always using sun protection!