Thursday, 24 April 2014

Anti-Aging Foods!

1. Yogurt...
- high in calcium to prevent osteoporosis
- "good" bacteria to improve gut health and reduce age-related intestinal issues

2. Olive Oil...
- monounsaturated fats reduce heart disease and cancer
- powerful antioxidants prevent age-related diseases

3. Dark Chocolate...
- flavanols to keep your blood vessels functioning optimally
- with healthy blood vessels you have a lower risk of high blood pressure, kidney disease, diabetes, and dementia

4. Wine...
- helps to prevent heart diseases, diabetes, and memory loss
- red wine contains a specific compound that may actually activate genes that slow aging within cells

5. Blueberries...
- compounds within them prevent inflammation and age-related decreases in memory and motor function
- antioxidants that fight the free radicals that contribute to skin wrinkles

6. Fish...
- omega-3 fats to prevent cholesterol from building up in your arteries
- prevents abnormal heart rhythms as you age
- cod contains selenium which helps to prevent cancer and sun damage to your skin

7. Tomatoes...
- lycopene helps to prevent heart disease, cancer, and high cholesterol levels
- it is also a natural sunscreen, which helps to prevent sun damage (spots, dryness, wrinkles)