If you can turn back time, would you? If it can trick your genes into making younger? Hell, I would! And I am somewhat afraid of aging.
But I am doing just that already (tricking the genes), the 4 foods mentioned here I’ve been eating for years. CostCo sells amazing succulent frozen blueberries, and if I could I would buy stock and sell them on the corner somewhere in the city. I’ve bought different brands of frozen blueberries and this is the best I’ve ever eaten. Just keep them in the freezer and when you’re ready to eat them, keep them in your refrigerator, which I do and I include them with my Oatmeal/Cinnamon/ Pure Maple Syrup breakfast. I am a health freak.
Along with that for lunch and dinner, lots of fish and Quinoa.
You don’t need Botox or expensive serums to fend off the hands of time. We’ve uncovered easy solutions to keeping your body young and supple – inside and out – by just tweaking your diet. Check out four nutrition powerhouses today!
Blueberries and other anti-oxidant-rich foods
Keep your skin, heart and eyes youthful with foods bursting with anti-oxidants. Just like a sliced apple becomes brown and shriveled when exposed to oxygen, so do some of our organs. Anti-oxidants can come to the rescue by actually repairing and preventing damage. Diabetes, cancer, heart disease and macular degeneration are all associated with oxidative damage, so it pays to introduce anti-oxidants into your diet.
Power foods: Blueberries, acai berries, sweet potatoes, broccoli and tomatoes are known for being anti-oxidant powerhouses, but most fruits and vegetables with vivid, dark colours contain this important ingredient too. You can’t go wrong with bright foods like carrots, kale, oranges, cantaloupe or strawberries too!
You probably rely on herbs and spices for adding a lustier flavour to your favourite dishes, but did you know you might actually turn back the clock with every sprinkle? Many spices commonly found in every kitchen’s spice rack are teeming with anti-aging properties.
Power spices: Cinnamon can decrease blood sugar levels and lower cholesterol, especially in people with type-2 diabetes. Turmeric eases aches and inflammation for arthritis sufferers and also helps prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Paprika and cayenne pepper help improve circulation and fight high blood pressure. And ginger is said to decrease blood pressure, alleviate arthritis pain and reduce your risk of cancer.
Fibre full foods
One of the keys to looking and feeling young – from flatter tummies to more radiant skin – is keeping your intestines and bowels in great health. And that means making sure you’re getting enough fibre in your diet. It’s easier than you think to sneak in more foods that make sure you stay regular.
Power foods: Fruits, vegetables and whole grains are your very best bets when it comes to upping the fibre content of your diet. Leave the peels on potatoes, apples, carrots and other vegetables for a few extra grams, choose brown rice over white, eat more beans and look for 100% whole grains when selecting grain products.
Salmon and other foods featuring omega-3 fatty acids
Proving that not all fat is created equal, the poly-unsaturated kind may help lower triglycerides and increase HDL cholesterol (the good kind!), keeping your body in tip-top condition. Omega-3 fatty acids may also reduce the risk of age-related hearing loss, help fight depression, stabilize heart rhythms, improve circulation and keep skin looking smooth and moisturized.
Power foods: Salmon is thought to be one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, but there is some concern about mercury levels and sustainable fishing, so it’s best to look for several sources of the good stuff. Flaxseed oil, walnuts, sardines, kidney beans, winter squash and even olive oil also contain omega-3s.