The fight against aging just got a bit tastier. In fact, you can fight the onset of aging one meal at a time with a number of anti-aging superfoods. Incorporating these foods into your diet means fighting aging the natural way by getting your body and skin healthy from the inside out. Overall, by following a healthy lifestyle, staying active and eating a nutrient-packed diet with foods such as these, you can help slow the aging process and even stave off age-related diseases.
Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables have chemicals that help you detoxify and prevent cancer according Dr. Mehmet Oz. It also boots your immune system by containing more than two-thirds of your daily recommended dose of Vitamin C.
Low-fat yogurt is packed with anti-aging benefits. One benefit is calcium and phosphorus which boosts tooth enamel and can reduce skin wrinkling. Calcium also helps prevent osteoporosis. Another benefit of yogurt is “good bacteria” that help maintain gut health.
Eggs not only contain protein that strengthen bones, they also contain the B vitamin choline that has been shown to reduce inflammation in the brain, which in turn can reduce the chance of developing Alzheimer’s. They’re also great for your eyes: egg yolks contain antioxidants and other nutrients that help prevent macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness. They also protect the retina from UV damage.
Bell Peppers are full of antioxidants that can boost immune function, block sun damage and reduce your risk of several cancers. They are also full of vitamins A and C, “antioxidants that neutralize free radicals, thus helping to reduce the risk of heart disease, some cancers, and cataracts, and to alleviate symptoms of arthritis and asthma.”
Beets are known to assists the dilation of blood vessels, which in turn improves blood flow. Iron is also a key nutrient in iron that helps deliver oxygen throughout your body.
Sweet potatoes contain anti-inflammatory agents as well as numerous vitamins, including A, C and E that contribute to a bright complexion.
Blueberries might have the power to fight tumors, according to a recent study by the City of Hope Hospital. They’re not the only purple foods to contain antioxidants to fight free radicals that cause cancer–purple potatoes, blood oranges and eggplant are also on the list.
Carrots feature beta-carotene that helps with skin-cell renewal and acts as a powerful antioxidant.
Tomatoes contain lycopene, a redcarotene that protects you against many cancers, including colon, lung, skin and prostate varieties. Lowering the risk of heart disease is also an added benefit to eating this delicious veggie.[Healthtimes]