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20 Superfoods

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Fight aging with superfoods

Though nothing can really turn back the hands of time, we can all try our best to slow it down. If you are looking for a natural way to look and feel young, try these top 20 anti-aging superfoods.

Apples and cinnamon

Apples

When practicing anti-aging habits, the brain is undoubtedly the organ to target first and foremost. With that in mind, remember to eat an apple a day. Not only will it help keep the doctor away, it will provide you with quercetin - a molecule that keeps your brain healthy.

Cinnamon

Long hailed for its abilities to keep blood glucose levels at regular levels, cinnamon is a fantastic substitute for sugar when you want to add a bit of flavor to a meal. This superfood spice also has properties that help avoid premature aging.

Brown rice

Part of staying young is staying energized. The complex carbs found in brown rice are the perfect way to get the power you need to live full speed ahead. In addition to the carbs, brown rice also has a high amount of vitamin B and fiber.

Eggs

While you don't want to eat too many eggs, a few eggs each week can give you a boost of carotenoids. There are many egg-substitutes available that have the benefits of regular eggs without the cholesterol.

Carrots

Eating one raw carrot a day does wonders in terms of keeping your immune system strong and able to fight off illnesses. Carrots also lower the risk of some cancers and a few age-related conditions.

Soy milk

If you haven't tried soy milk yet, give it try. Drinking soy milk can ease the transition into menopause and also fight against osteoporosis. Look for fortified soy milk to get the most bang for your buck.

Oatmeal and berries

Oatmeal

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the world. The good news is that oatmeal contains soluble fiber that can lower your cholesterol level, which in turn increases the health of your cardiovascular system.

Avocado

Avocado has multiple anti-aging agents working for you. First of all, the mono-saturated fatty acids will keep your heart healthy. Secondly, avocados help you absorb other elements such as lycopene and beta carotene.

Chocolate

What if I told you eating chocolate helps you stay young? It's true. Chocolate, especially dark chocolate, can help lower blood clot risks and also lower the amount of cholesterol in the bloodstream.

Water

Although it may be overlooked, water certainly belongs in the superfood category and is essential to staying young. It gives your body the power to expel toxins and it keeps your skin soft and smooth. Water can also help your hair and nails keep their natural shine.

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