We all know that free radicals are the main responsible for age related deterioration, since they damage our cells membranes, our dna, our proteins..., all our genetic material; so we have to build up our internal defense mechanism by eating plenty of high quality (organic and locally grown) plants and vegetables.
Anti oxidants are our best friends to prevent from this damage, and yes, we can also use vitamins C and E, but instead of supplements, we should adapt to a healthy diet and maximize benefits by eating natural food.
There are powerful plants specifically loaded with many vitamins and minerals, and TURMERIC is one of them. The active constituent of turmeric is curcumin, which is eight times more potent than vitamin E and much stronger than vitamin C, so it can protect NATURALLY your body from free radicals.
The best way to get all benefits of it is to ALWAYS buy from a trustable source that certifies it as being 100% organic. Besides that, Turmeric also has antibacterial action, prevents bacterial infections on wounds, and has a long history of use for its anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic effects.
If you find the fresh root, use instead of dried or powder, so you can chop 1inch of it and add to your favorite salad, or grate it and mix with your favorite sauces, substituting for ginger or curry. In fact I love to use all of them together, but just try and be creative ;)