10 superfoods that rejuvenate you

Staying in good shape despite the years is possible with foods that remove intracellular waste and stimulate regeneration.

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As we get older, the body’s organs undergo changes. Skin wrinkles and gray hair, the most obvious outward signs, are not harmful.

On the other hand, memory loss, bone weakness or hearing and eye impairment affecting communication greatly affect quality of life.

How and why we age?

But why do we age? How does this process occur? Do some parts of the body age earlier than others? Two theories have greater scientific support: that of free radicals and that of the shortening of telomeres.

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Living beings are exposed to infections, environmental radiation and multiple toxins (food additives, pesticides, plastics …). All these elements generate free radicals. On the other hand, the organism intrinsically produces this type of oxidative molecules as a result of its own metabolism and respiration.

Free radicals are dangerous, as they attack cellular components -especially polyunsaturated acids in membranes, some proteins and genetic material- damaging them and altering their function.

The accumulation of lesions in the genome produces a shortening of the telomeres (the most distal part of DNA), which is already reduced with each cell replication. When the loss reaches 20% of the chromosome chain, reproductive capacity ceases and the cell dies. Therefore, both mechanisms are  involved in cell ageing and senescence.

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