10 Anti-aging Foods to Add to Your Menu

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]You are what you eat, but it doesn’t always have to be bad news. In the spirit of feeling good, LOOK good with these healthy food choices that have mother nature on their side. This list of 10 foods have been coined Anti-aging foods due to their health benefits that translate into how you look, feel, and move delaying the appearance and affects of aging.

1. Spinach
This green leafy veggie is a great substitute for lettuce. Its loaded with vitamins and zeaxanthin and lutein that can prevent blindness. It also has beta-carotene to keep hair, nails and bones healthy.

2. Cucumbers
These are a popular salad topping but make sure to eat the skin! The skin is loaded with mineral silica that has a powerful alkalizing effect and hydrates skin, joints and tissue.

3.Citrus Zest
Did you know that an orange peel has 5-10x MORE the health benefit than the fruit or juice inside? It’s the rind of the fruit, not the white fleshy part that packs the punch. Try this as a garnish and sprinkle a little bit in everything.

4. Tomatoes
Whether eaten alone or as a garnish, this fruit has lycopene that prevents many cancers. It’s antioxidant rich and helps boost the immune system. It also has beta-carotene to help fight off wrinkles.

5. Guava
This exotic fruit is full of Vitamin C. It’s so jam packed that you’d have to eat approximately 5 oranges to get the same nutritional value of just ONE guava.

6. Yogurt
This dairy treat if full of calcium and is a great source of protein, both of which are needed for strength and balance. It’s a great healthy snack that helps keep bones, muscles, hair and nails strong. It also prevents gum and tooth disease.

7. Omega 3 rich fish
Fish like Salmon, Rainbow trout or Cod can help fight off inflammation that accelerates the appearance of aging and leads to heart disease. They are also selenium rich which protects against sun damage and cancers. Its also believed that  they act on an area of the brain that leads to improved mood and attitude.

8. Cranberry Juice
Although not always a first choice drink because of its tart aftertaste, its full of flavonoids that fight the damaging effects of bacteria that cause tooth decay. It also disrupts plaque formation and prevents teeth from yellowing.

9. Blueberries
These antioxidant rich fruits are packed with Vitamin C that helps skin look smooth, boosts memory potential and fights chronic inflammation that contributes to aging which is thought to be at the root of most chronic diseases, from cancer, heart disease, and diabetes to Alzheimer’s, arthritis, and osteoporosis.

10. Avocados
Great source of Vitamin E, monoUNsaturated fats and antioxidants. They are known to reduce bad cholesterol, increase good cholesterol,  improve skin health and lower blood pressure. They are rich in foliates, linked to heart attack prevention and reducing the risk of osteoporosis.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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