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7 powerful anti-aging foods

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2016 | 9:00 AM
Olive oil
Red wine
Tomatoes
Beans
Blueberries and raspberries
Organic eggs
Brazil nuts
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If you are getting up in age but want to maintain that youthful look, with beautiful, healthy hair, nails and skin, here are seven powerful anti-ageing, nutrient-rich foods that are must haves for your daily diet.

RED WINE

A glass of red wine daily may definitely have a positive effect on your health due to its resveratrol content, a unique anti-oxidant that can help fight diabetes, heart disease, and age-related memory loss.

 

OLIVE OIL

 

Not only do the monounsaturated fats contained in olive oil support healthy arteries and a healthy heart, but olive oil also contains polyphenols, a potent anti-oxidant that may help prevent a number of age-related diseases. Organic extra virgin olive oil is recommended for the most anti-ageing benefits.

 

BRAZIL NUTS

 

Brazil nuts are rich in selenium, a mineral which aids in the production of the anti-oxidant glutathione to help slow down the skin aging process. Just two nuts a day will provide you with enough selenium to reap its anti-ageing benefits.

 

TOMATOES

 

Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which has been shown to support heart health and healthy cholesterol levels as you age. Lycopene also acts as a natural sun block to keep skin youthful and protected from harmful UV rays.

 

BEANS

 

The unique proteins in beans thicken and strengthen hair cells, so you can enjoy a full head of healthy hair as you age.

 

ORGANIC EGGS

 

Eggs are rich in biotin and iron which help to promote healthy, youthful skin and hair. Rich in good cholesterol, eggs can be consumed daily.

 

RASPBERRIES AND BLUEBERRIES

 

These two berries contain important anti-oxidants to help offset inflammation and oxidative stress that contribute to skin aging and wrinkles. Just one serving of either or these berries contains more anti-oxidants than 10 servings of most other fruits and vegetables!

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