These Foods And Drinks Can Reverse Aging, According To Science

In 2014, a survey found that 87% of Americans fear growing old. The reasons ranged from cognitive decline to wrinkles to less physical activity. Did you know that certain foods can delay all of these?

Researchers have found foods and drinks that alter your chromosomes to slow down the biological aging process. Others make you less likely to form wrinkles and gray hairs. You can even live longer by eating chocolate! If you want fewer wrinkles, a longer life, or a lower risk of mental decline, check out these anti-aging foods.

Green Tea Changes Chromosomes (For The Better!)

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Did you know that green tea can change cell chromosomes? Don’t worry–it only benefits you. As people age, a DNA sequence called telomeres shrink. Green tea’s antioxidants can lengthen these telomeres, according to researchers from the University of Hong Kong. It literally delays aging.

If you’re worried about visible aging, green tea helps with that, too. In 2013, an animal study found that green tea strengthens collagen in the skin. This collagen keeps the skin firm and elastic, so replenishing it can prevent wrinkles. If you can’t decide which tea to drink, go green!