Many of the anti-aging foods on this list get at least some of their power from high levels of antioxidants. The food we eat, the air we breathe, and the environment we live in damages, or oxidizes, our bodies at a cellular level.
Oxidized cells lose an electron, which then becomes a “radical,” wandering around our bodies and oxidizing other cells. Anti-oxidants stop these free radicals in their tracks and repair oxidized cells.
Of course, there’s more to anti-aging than antioxidants. Check out our top 10 foods that slow down the aging process.