10 Foods To Help You Age Beautifully

What You Eat Shows…..Literally 

You’ve heard that your thoughts can be “written all over your face”?  Well, so can your diet!

This isn’t about the obvious stuff.  All the talk about not going overboard with smoking and drinking alcohol has been heard over and over.  Instead, I’m going to focus on what you should be putting into your body on a regular, day-to-day basis. None of these items are hard to find or incorporate into your usual cooking and eating habits, so you can start today, right now, to get your body into the best condition ever — and show the world how absolutely beautiful you are!

Read on, ladies..

My List Of 10 Foods To Help You Age Beautifully

Berries

Blueberries, blackberries, and cranberries are rich in antioxidant compounds known as Anthocyanins, which  slow the growth of certain cancers as well as improve brain function, muscle tone, and balance.

Olive Oil

Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory monounsaturated fat, olive oil figures prominently in the Mediterranean diet. It may explain the lower rates of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and age-related cognitive decline in people who keep to that particular diet.

Greens

Greens contain folate, calcium, and other nutrients that support bone health, protect against cognitive decline, and help prevent age-related eye problems. Diets high in cruciferous veggies, such as broccoli and cabbage, help to keep us feeling fuller longer, and also reduce the risk of many types of cancer.

Tomatoes

Certain red fruits — including tomatoes — contain lycopene, an antioxidant compound that helps maintain youthful skin texture and may reduce the risk of some types of cancer and heart disease.

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Nuts

Varieties such as almonds and walnuts contain a generous helping of healthy fats, vitamins, and protein that benefit cardiovascular and brain health. Nuts are also high in compounds that ease inflammation.

Herbs and Spices ( Yes, they also fall into the “food” category!)

Spices such as turmeric and ginger contain anti-inflammatory compounds that keep your skin glowingly healthy, help your body fight off sickness by way of strengthening your immune system.

Cinnamon should be added to your diet as much as possible, I myself add it to coffee, tea and yogurt, as it helps your body maintain healthy sugar levels that in turn helps maintain a healthy balance of bacteria.  You’ll see fewer breakouts and fewer yeast infections as a result.

Further in this category,  the powerful antioxidant substances in garlic and onions can protect also against heart disease, and remember, if your heart functions properly circulation flows more freely throughout your body – including to your skin –  giving you head to toe benefits.

Whole Grains

Rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, whole grains can lower the risk of age-related illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. Because they’re digested more slowly than processed grains, they also help prevent high blood sugar and diabetes.

Red Grapes

These grapes contain an antioxidant called Resveratrol, which has been shown to extend the lives of lab animals. Resveratrol has anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant properties, which may explain why red wine and purple grape juice also helps promote heart health.

Fish

An important part of both the Japanese and the Mediterranean diets – which any of you who follow my work and/or have been one of my wellness clients know how much I admire both of those cultures – oily fish provide omega-3 fatty acids that help combat inflammation in the body.

Tea

Of the various types of tea, white and green tea contain the most EGCG, which is one of the most powerful antioxidants. Numerous studies have linked tea consumption to lower rates of conditions such as heart disease, cancer, and obesity.  So it’s good all the way around.

Enjoy a deliciously diet! 

Nancy

 

 

 

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. chella says:

    Tomatoes need to be in my diet every day. I love them so that one is easy. The spices are great too.

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  2. Tea is something I know about but don’t drink enough. I need to change that. Iced tea needs to be my go to beverage anyway. I drink way too much of the fizzy stuff.

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  3. Yolanda says:

    I didn’t know about quite a few of these! Cinnamon is a favorite of mine and I’ll be using it daily now!

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