Top 8 anti-aging foods

Top 8 anti-aging foods

Top 8 anti-aging foods

Eating organic foods and including them in smoothies and drinks is key to optimal health.

Fresh organic foods like fruits and vegetables are high in antioxidants, which protect from the effects of oxidative stress.

Oxidative stress is responsible for the aging process on skin, hair, and overall health.

The effects of oxidative stress are often linked to chronic illnesses such as heart disease and many types of cancers.

Dr. Andrew Weil, a leading physician and nutrition expert explains, “oxidative stress is the total burden placed on organisms by the constant production of free radicals in the normal course of metabolism plus whatever other pressures the environment brings to bear (natural and artificial radiation, toxins in air, food and water; and miscellaneous sources of oxidizing activity, such as tobacco smoke).”

Antioxidant-rich foods help combat the aging process, making you look younger and vibrant.

Let’s take a look at the top 8 anti-aging foods.

1. Apples:

Like many fruits and vegetables, organic apples contain compounds called polyphenols. These compounds work as antioxidants, protecting the cells from the effects of oxidative stress.

Tip: Eat one a day, or add to your favorite smoothie or fruit salad.

2. Avocados:

They are super foods, containing essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and amino acids. They are known to increase the absorption of important nutrients such as beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, and lutein. The D-manno-heptulose sugar found in avocados helps improve the production of collagen, which is crucial to keeping the skin healthy and young.

Tip: Try our delicious avocado smoothie. If you have a craving for a snack, eat 1/2 an avocado. 

3. Blueberries:

When it comes to health, these potent little berries make almost every list. They are top-notchers when it comes to antioxidants. The antioxidants in organic blueberries fight the free radicals that are responsible for wrinkles on the skin.

Tip: Eat 1/2 a cup a day as a snack instead of candy or sweets. Add them to your favorite smoothie recipe.

4. Celery:

The nutrients in celery help lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and keeps skin from aging.

Organic celery also works as a diuretic, flushing out toxins that harm the skin.

Tip: Try a few celery sticks with some organic almond butter for flavor or make a smoothie.

We recommend Living Tree Community Foods as a reputable source for almond butter.

5. Cucumbers:

They are an excellent source of caffeic acid and vitamin C, two antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce skin irritations.

Organic cucumbers are also water foods and help rehydrate the body and skin, which is key when it comes to anti-aging. A dry skin ages faster.

Tip: They make a refreshing addition to salads, and are great in infused waters.

6. Ginger:

This amazing root contains unique compounds called gingerols, which are very powerful anti-inflammatory agents. Because of organic ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties, it may help slow down aging.

Tip: Try a cup of organic ginger tea daily, you can also add to your favorite smoothie or detox recipe.

We recommend  Numi Organic Tea as a reputable source for organic teas.

7. Kale:

It is an excellent source of two powerful antioxidants called carotenoids and flavonoids. These antioxidants protect our bodies from harmful oxidative stress.  They also contain important flavonoids like kaempferol and quercitin, which it thought to kill certain types of cancer cells.

Organic kale is also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have anti-inflammatory effects and can help reduce signs of aging.

Tip: Use as a replacement for lettuce and of course as base in your favorite smoothie recipe.

8. Tomatoes:

They are packed with a compound called lycopene, which protects our skin from the skin damage of UV rays, including sun spots, wrinkles, and dry skin.

Tip: Add them to your favorite juice or salad recipe.

Try our refreshing homemade tomato vegetable juice for a tangy treat.

 AS ALWAYS: Check with your health practitioner before you change your diet. These organic foods are not meant to replace any treatment or drugs you are taking.

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