Super foods that could slow down aging

Red peppers

Just one cup of red peppers contains over thrice the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. Great for your metabolism because this fights off free radicals and stress hormones.


Due to their high levels of potassium and magnesium, bananas can help you go to sleep faster than most fruits. The magnesium in bananas helps older adults with insomnia fall asleep faster and stay asleep.


It’s packed with tryptophan, folate, magnesium, and vitamins B6 and C – all vital for synthesizing serotonin and melatonin—compounds essential for a functioning metabolism. Spinach contains the amino acid glutamine, which helps the body get rid of toxins that can prevent sleepiness.

Low fat cottage cheese

Low in fat and high in protein, low fat cottage cheese also contains tryptophan and casein protein—a slow releasing milk protein that prevents hunger pangs.


Don’t peel the skin of your apple! You will be missing out on some metabolism-loving pectin—a natural fruit fiber that helps the beneficial bacteria Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus grow. Apple peels also contain about 10 mg of the anti-inflammatory antioxidant Quercetin that’s keep your metabolism going at a faster clip.