"I'm sort of a whole food person myself," Farris, 61, said. "I always tell people, the best way to get any phytonutrient, vitamin or antioxidant, is in the foods it's been grown in." While taking supplements is a hot trend, Farris says there's no guarantee vitamins will have the same effect in supplement form as they do in their natural form.
"I you start beefing up your diet with heavy loads of fruits, veggie and antioxidants, you certainly could thwart some of the damages of aging," Farris said. "Just because you're over 50 doesn't mean you can't make a difference now. Clean up your diet and put in the good food no matter what age."
Here are five vitamins and their natural food sources that you might want to add to your diet to battle aging:
1. Vitamin C
2. Vitamin A
3. Vitamin D
Foods like fatty fish, some dairy products and egg yolks are good sources also. According to the NIH, most Americans get the majority of their vitamin D from fortified foods, like most milk and some orange juices.
While vitamin D synthesis also occurs from our daily sun exposure, sunscreen with SPF 8 and higher can block that effect. The American Academy of Dermatologyrecommends getting vitamin D from your diet, as unprotected sun exposure can damage your skin and cause premature aging.
4. Vitamin K
5. Vitamin E
source: huffingtonpost.com By Yagana Shah