How many of you have ever been baffled by the products and treatments that scream anti-aging? I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s experienced this, but the fact of the matter is that aging is a natural and inevitable part of life. HOWEVER, it doesn’t have to be looked at as a negative thing.Knowing how to age and not being afraid of aging is very healthy. — Evelyn Lauder Click To Tweet
Now isn’t that the truth? With that being said, I’ve researched and compiled a list of foods that have major anti-aging benefits. If these aren’t already regular staples in your diet, consider adding a few over the next few weeks. Start off with just one a week; you’ll feel better physically and mentally, and in the most natural way possible.
8 Best Anti-Aging Foods To Supercharge Your Health
1. Bright-colored produce
These are rich in antioxidants which help repair and protect your skin’s cells. (Source)
- Berries (Blue, black, cranberries, strawberries, blood oranges)
- Red grapes
- Sweet potatoes
2. Protein-rich foods
Eat these to help stabilize your metabolism, (which slows as you age, making it easier to pack on pounds) and keeps you feeling full for longer after a meal. (Source) Add seeds to your smoothies or oatmeal for a protein packed breakfast. Grab a handful of nuts for a mid-day pick me up.
- Chia seeds
- Flax seeds
- Fish (Salmon) – Rich in omega-3 fats which have anti-inflammatory effects. (Source)
- Nuts (Almonds and walnuts are best)
3. Olive oil
4. Tea (Green or White)
Contains powerful anti-oxidants that may help lower risk of heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s. (Source) Opt for a hot tea instead of a soda when you go out to eat.
5. Red wine
A 5 oz. glass a day contains potent antioxidants that help fight signs of aging. Be careful with this one. It’s not healthy to drink more than one glass a day. (Source)
6. Fiber-rich foods
These offer protection against diabetes, heart disease, stroke, colon cancer, high blood pressure and gum disease. (Source)
- Whole wheat grains (Pasta, bread, etc.)
- Beans (Black beans or soybeans) – These are also great sources of protein.
7. Dark chocolate
When you need something sweet, opt for dark chocolate instead of milk. It helps keeps your blood pressure in check and prevent platelets from clotting. (Source)
Above all, stay hydrated. This is one of those most important things you can do for your health. I’ll spare you another lecture about this one. Find out why it’s important and how to stay hydrated by clicking here.8 Anti-Aging Foods To Supercharge Your Health. Click To Tweet
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