Research claims that there are high antioxidant properties in foods like fruits and vegetable as whole grain products too. These prove to be the vital reason which helps to delay the process of aging in the body. Furthermore research claims that phytochemicals are also rich in flavonoids, glucosinolate and phyto-estrogens which again are anti oxidants and helps the anti aging factor. It reduces cell damages to the DNA and various other cell membranes.
There have been scientific and clinical studies conducted and proved those antioxidants like Vitamin C and E and other compounds which are inclusive of polyphenols and anthocyanins helps to defy the unstable form of oxygen. This can actually lead to the formation of free radicals but antioxidants such as Vitamin C and E refrain this from happening. If you allow these free radicals to stay within your body, they can damage the cell functioning which are generated due to the body metabolism. Other harmful lifestyle factors such as smoking, excessive consumption of alcohol, exposure of the skin to sunlight, pollution, dirt, etc, leads to the aging process to catch up on your skin faster than usual.
By ensuring to make the correct lifestyle changes to your diet and lifestyle, you are on the right track to slower the process of aging as well as to live a healthy life.