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Help: Yourself to These Age-Defying Foods

December 5, 2012 by Works with Water
Anti Inflammatory Foods

OK, it’s not exactly a newsflash, but eating the right kind of foods not only helps keep you healthy, it can help you look and feel younger.  So, as well as your daily treat of CoEnzymeQ10 in our help: revitalise my skin ready-to-eat gel supplement – a healthy ‘snack’ at any time of day – take time to follow these simple tips below to help nourish your skin from the inside…

Colorful fruits and vegetables.

The antioxidants in colorful vegetables and fruits, such as leafy greens, deep red tomatoes, blueberries, and carrots, help stop unstable molecules from damaging healthy cells. You can’t ‘feel it’ when some cells are damaged or dying, but you can see it in the signs of aging, such as wrinkles. So at each meal, try to fill about half your plate with fruits and vegetables. Your goal is five to nine servings a day.

  • Three particular antioxidants — vitamin C, zinc, and beta-carotene — help protect your vision from macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in adults 65 and older. If you already have macular degeneration, eating foods with these nutrients may slow its progress. Dark green leafy vegetables – spinach, cabbage – help the most. But you also help your eyes when you eat bright-colored fruit and veg, including sweetcorn, peppers, oranges, and melon.
  • A powerful antioxidant in grapes and red wine, called resveratrol, helps reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and premature aging.
  • Antioxidants like vitamin C can even keep your skin younger-looking. A 2010 study showed that eating lots of yellow and green vegetables was linked to fewer wrinkles.

Whole grains. Eating whole grains rich in fibre – oats, quinoa, barley, wheat, and brown rice – lowers your chance of developing type 2 diabetes. A healthy diet that contains whole grains also keeps blood vessels in peak condition. Your goal is three servings of whole grains a day.

Fish. Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil offer many anti-aging benefits. They protect your heart, reduce your risk of stroke, and may even lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Help yourself to two servings a week of fatty fish such as salmon, lake trout, or tuna. If you typically get tuna from a can, choose albacore packed in water for the most omega-3’s.

Thanks to webmd for these top tips….

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