The Ultimate Guide to Anti-Aging Super FoodsAge Management
Superfoods are ultra-healthy, low-caloric, anti-aging foods containing high amounts of nutrients and antioxidants.
All fresh fruits and vegetables are superfoods that support weight management and help prevent the onset of chronic diseases associated with aging.
Superfoods also counteract the damaging effects of free radicals, or unstable molecules that attack proteins, DNA and other cellular material. Free radicals cause oxidative stress within the body, an action hypothesized to be responsible for a variety of inflammatory conditions such as cancer, atherosclerosis, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
10 Anti-Aging Foods for Skin and Heart Health
Preventing free radical damage can have a multitude of health benefits. Here are 10 superfoods to add to your diet to keep your heart and skin healthy and free radicals at bay:
- Brussels Sprouts: Rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber, Brussels sprouts are an all-around superfood that may also reduce acne and blemishes by inhibiting sebaceous gland activity. To receive the benefits of Brussels sprouts, aim for eating them at least two to three times per week, with a serving size of about 1-1/2 cups.
- Salmon: Like all fatty fish (blue fish, trout, sardines), salmon provides plenty of protein and omega-3 fats to keep your heart beating happily and your skin glowing.
- Quinoa: A gluten-free type of cereal and edible seed, quinoa is similar to buckwheat and contains good amounts of calcium, fiber, protein and iron. In addition to being heart-friendly, quinoa also has lysine, an essential amino acid promoting skin and tissue growth.
- Blueberries, raspberries and strawberries: Eating a handful of these naturally sweet, antioxidant-rich, anti-aging foods every day can prevent oxidative stress, improve urinary tract health, optimize brain functioning and keep your skin clear and shining.
- Garlic: Anti-aging benefits you’ll receive from garlic includes reducing systemic inflammation, promoting cell health and boosting your immune system. A properly working immune system is the most effective resource you can have to fight skin infections and diseases.
- Avocados: Avocados are rich in potassium and vitamin E. They also provide antioxidants, folates and monounsaturated fats that support cardiovascular and skin health.
- Carrots: Get all the beta-carotene and antioxidants you need from carrots. Whether eaten raw or cooked, carrots can help renew skin cells and eliminate free radical damage.
- Pomegranates: Packed with polyphenols, super-nutrients and vitamin C, pomegranates can help your skin look “plumped” and smooth while fighting free radical damage responsible for age-related diseases.
- Olive Oil: Containing anti-inflammatory monounsaturated fats and age-defying antioxidants, olive oil may lower your risk for cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline and some cancers. It may also help premature wrinkling.
- Ginger, turmeric and other herbs and spices: Instead of salt, use anti-inflammatory herbs and spices to flavor food, protect you against cardiovascular disease, regulate blood glucose and promote collagen production.
Get even more information about anti-aging foods and lifestyle changes that can keep you in great physical, mental and emotional health by contacting Synergy Wellness Center today.