Blue and purple foods such as plums, blueberries, blackberries, purple corn and blackcurrants contain phytochemical Anthocyanins.
What Anthocyanits do for Anti Aging?
According to scientific studies Anthocyanins have antioxidation, anti-inflammation, protein homeostasis, antiglycation, mitochondrial function, and inhibition of insulin effects.
Anthocyanits could also protect skin from “sun ageing”: sun is one of important factors of skin ageing as it destroys collagen and promotes wrinkles building.
Anthocyanits also could prevent ageing related deceases:
- It can lower blood pressure and reduce risk of heart deceases
- Increases memory and brain functions and prevent neurological deceases
Which foods contain the most Anthocyanits?
Following foods contain the most of this anti-aging phytochemical:
- Mulberries: 1.4–704 mg
- Black chokeberries: 46–558 mg
- Black elderberries: 17–463 mg
- Black currants: 25–305 mg
- Sweet cherries: 7–143 mg
- Blackberries: 10–139 mg
- Lingonberries: 4–49 mg
- Strawberries: 4–48 mg
- Sour cherries: 3–44 mg
- Red raspberries: 5–38 mg
- Black grapes: 3–39 mg
- Plums: 5–34 mg
- Blueberries: 11–26 mg
- Black beans: 1–15 mg
- Red currants: 2–11 mg
- Red wine: 4–10 mg
- Red onions: 7 mg
The source of Anthocyanins could be also superfoods like berries pulver from Aronia Powder or Acai Powder.
1. Acai Berries or Pulver, Bluberries, Aronia frozen or pulver
2. Plant milk
3. Banana and apple
1. Anti-aging effects of the fermented anthocyanin extracts of purple sweet potato on Caenorhabditis elegans
2. Source: Taylor C. Wallace and M. Monica Giusti, Anthocyanins in Health and Disease, Edition: 1, Chapter: Role of Anthocyanins in Skin Aging and UV Induced Skin Damage, Publisher: CRC Press 2013, pp.307-316