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Foods that reverse aging

Michele Borboa, MS is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, food, lifestyle, and pets. Michele is a health and wellness expert, personal chef, cookbook author, and pet-lover based in Bozeman, Montana. She is also...

Anti-aging foods

Taking a miracle pill and slathering on promising skin cream actually take more effort – and cost far more – than simply fighting the effects of aging with wholesome, anti-aging foods. Save your money and focus your energy on comprising your diet with the following foods that can reverse aging.

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1Dark leafy greens

No food is a fountain of youth but leafy greens, such as spinach, chard, kale, beet greens, and dandelion leaves, are a great source of anti-aging nutrients.

Leafy greens are rich in:

  • Antioxidants, phytonutrients associated with a reduced risk of cancer and heart disease, skin health, and vision
  • Magnesium, which can bolster the health of your cells
  • Folate, a B-vitamin that can combat dementia and heart disease
  • Fiber, a nutrient associated with healthy digestion and a lower risk of cancer and heart disease

2Berries

Abundant fresh in the summer and frozen year-round, berries are a nutritionally potent gems of anti-aging nutrients. Chockfull of antioxidants, berries can combat cancer and heart disease, improve skin health, repair muscle tissue, and increase brain function. In addition, these colorful low calorie fruits can aid in weight loss and reduce the risk of diabetes when part of a healthy diet.

3Whole grains

If you want to reverse the aging process, bypass the white-flour products and stock up on the high-fiber nutrient-dense whole grains. Whole wheat breads, cereals, and pasta, rice and other whole grain goods can lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes as well as give you a sustained level of energy to enthusiastically get through your day.

4Olive oil

A staple in the Mediterranean diet, olive oil has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, and age-related brain changes. High in monounsaturated fat and antioxidants, olive oil can help you better absorb the nutrients in your foods and can also improve your skin health, giving you that coveted radiant glow. Get more tips for radiant skin! 100s of our best beauty and skincare tips here>>>

5Red wine

Though over-consuming any alcohol can actually accelerate the aging process, a modest intake of red wine (1 glass per day) can help turn back the clock on aging. The resveratrol found in grapes is a powerful antioxidant that possesses both anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant properties. Resveratrol has been linked to heart health and a lower risk of cancer. The phytonutrient may also reduce the risk of diabetes, though more research is being done in this area.

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