One of the easiest ways to look and feel younger is to fuel your healthy ageless body with anti-aging foods. Replacing just a couple processed foods with these whole foods will show in your skin looking better in no time.
Each of these nutrient-packed foods has a variety of vitamins and minerals to nourish your whole body.
It’s so easy when you combine these anti-aging foods in a single meal. For example, you could have yogurt with berries for breakfast or as a snack. Or have a salad with raw broccoli, bell pepper, and carrots.
You can also have broccoli and roasted carrots with your dinner and substitute a sweet potato for your normal white potato or rice.
Making a smoothie or juicing is a wonderful and super quick way to get multiple fruits and veggies into your diet. Here’s a green juice recipe that includes 2 of our 7 anti-aging foods and so much more.
See how easy this is!
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(When I read the article excerpt below on Huffington Post this morning, I knew you’d want to see this information too! Very helpful when you’re creating an ageless lifestyle after 50.)
Who doesn’t want to look and feel younger just by eating 7 yummy foods! The U.S. market for anti-aging products — estimated at about $80 billion — is expected to climb to more than $114 billion by 2015. But perhaps mid-lifers who have that “forever young” mindset should save their money.
Experts say you can eat your way to a younger, healthier you. In general, you should replace fattening starches with whole grains and cover at least half your plate with fruits and vegetables.
Here are seven foods that experts say could make you look and feel 10 years younger. What do you think? Let me know in comments.
A medium, 2 1/2-inch orange offers lots of vitamin A and C, minerals like potassium to support your heart, and 3 grams of fiber, all for a measly 60 calories. It also boasts skin-firming collagen.
Just 100 grams of broccoli can help you have strong bones.
Vitamin K is an essential nutrient for blood clotting and may play an important role in keeping our bones healthy and strong. Vitamin K can improve bone health in general as well as increasing bone mineral density and reduce fracture rates in those with osteoporosis.
Broccoli is a good source of fiber and protein and contains iron, potassium, calcium, selenium, and magnesium as well as the vitamins A, C, E, K and a good array of B vitamins including folic acid.
Yogurt is a nutritious food that aids in digestion and provides minerals such as calcium and zinc for strong bones, teeth, and the immune system. When topically applied to the skin, yogurt also has wide-ranging benefits.
Skip costly commercial products full of chemicals and preservatives and use plain yogurt with live, active cultures to create a creamy, all-natural facial mask you can use several times a week for healthy, glowing skin.
According to PureInsideOut, in his 1907 book Prolongation of Life, Nobel-Prize-winning Russian scientist Eli Metchnikoff noted that a majority of the Bulgarian population lived to between 87 and 100 years old, and sometimes over.
4) Bell peppers
Bell Peppers are excellent sources of Vitamins A and C, two antioxidants that help in the fight against free radicals.
Bell Peppers are an excellent source of Vitamins B, C, E, and K to help keep your body functioning properly and looking beautiful. In fact, one small bell pepper has more than three times the daily allowance of Vitamin C. Choose red peppers for the highest concentration of vitamins.
According to StyleCraze the vitamin C contained in red bell peppers helps to form collagen, a structural fiber that is needed to hold everything together. Collagen is required by your skin to remain healthy and even minor deficiencies in vitamin C can cause skin problems.
One cup of strawberries (about 8 berries) has 50 calories, 3 grams of fiber and more vitamin C than a medium orange. They’re also an excellent source of fiber, folate and potassium.One cup of these fruits has 84 calories and close to 4 grams of fiber.
Blueberries are a rich source of antioxidant vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese. Animal research has found that blueberry extract may help improve memory, balance, and coordination—potentially promising for those with Alzheimer’s disease.
One cup of blackberries has 62 calories, 8 grams of fiber and is an excellent source of vitamins C and K and manganese. Blackberries have been found to have the highest amount of antioxidants – higher than the other berries mentioned above!
The vitamin C in berries is very good for your skin.
Sweet potatoes are the perfect go-to vegetable, as they have all of the vitamins and minerals you need. One medium sweet potato will provide well over 100% of your daily needs of vitamin A, as well as 37% of vitamin C, 16% of vitamin B6 and 15% of potassium. They also contain small amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, folate, and zinc.
According to a Duke ophthalmologist, Jill Koury, vitamin A deficiency causes the outer segments of the eye’s photoreceptors to deteriorate, damaging normal vision.
Correcting vitamin A deficiencies with foods high in beta-carotene will restore vision, which is where sweet potatoes come in – which this study elaborates on more. The antioxidant vitamins C and E in sweet potatoes are also known to prevent degenerative damage to the eyes.
Getting vitamin A from carrots differs from taking vitamin pills because carrots don’t actually contain vitamin A. They contain beta-carotene (an antioxidant and type of carotenoid) that our bodies convert to vitamin A.
But our bodies are clever, and they only convert as much as they need to, so we never have to worry about suffering any toxic side-effects from excess vitamin A.
Substances called carotenoids, antioxidants that give red or yellow coloring to certain foods, are responsible for this ‘natural tan’.
An anti-aging benefit of beta-carotene is that it helps with skin-cell renewal. Antioxidants are great for getting rid of free radicals that can make your skin age faster.
Now you have some great reasons to eat these anti-aging foods in your diet every day, if possible. You may have noticed that foods high in vitamin A and C are really great when it comes to their anti-aging benefits.
The more you know about the health benefits of the food you eat, the more you are in charge of your own healthy ageless body.
Eat a whole-food plant based diet and you’ll see the benefits to your skin pretty quickly. Many people also find that their hair starts turning from gray back to more of its natural color.
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