Are Anti-Aging Foods Really Effective?

There are super foods out there which are known to decrease the affects of aging, we find out if they truly are affective.

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First of all avocadoes are good because they contain a natural oil that keeps your skin looking radiant and healthy as you get older. They are also full of monounsaturated fatty acids which are good for the cardiovascular system. Berries of all sorts are full of antioxidants, which work to stop free radicals, the chemicals in your system that break down healthy cells. These include strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and any other type of berry. Blueberries are especially good because they have high amounts of vitamins E and C, but all berries will keep you healthy as you age.

Fruits that are high in water content are also very good for keeping your skin moisturized and hydrated. Citrus fruits and melons of all sorts are the best choices. Fill up on watermelon, cantaloupe, oranges, and fruits such as these to avoid premature wrinkles and to always look your best.

Salmon is high in omega-3 fatty acids which are shown to improve your memory and brain function. Salmon also has natural oils that are good for the joints and the skin. Oysters are full of zinc and selenium, which are needed for good eye health and which are also strong antioxidants. There’s no direct proof that oysters will help a man with potency issues, but they are very healthy!

Beta carotene and lycopene protect your skin from sun damage and also act as antioxidants to protect your cells. You can find these in carrots and tomatoes. Broccoli, beets, and red cabbage have natural detoxifiers which help to break down other foods and remove toxins from the body, for a healthy digestive system and healthy skin. Dark chocolate has flavanols, which promote healthy circulation.

If you’re unsure of how to increase these foods in your diet, get creative with your anti-aging ingredients. Make a fruit smoothie with strawberries, blueberries, skim milk, and protein powder and have that as a meal replacement. Make guacamole with your avocadoes and eat that with baked chips. Make a vegetable stew with carrots and broccoli and other vegetables, or have tomatoes on your sandwiches or even as a side dish. These foods won’t stop you from getting older but they will keep you as healthy as possible along the way!