Combat free radical damage with the power of blueberries. This super-fruit is packed with antioxidants, which are powerhouses of anti-aging and disease prevention. Just a serving of blue goodness each day can decrease your risk of cancer, brain damage, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and high cholesterol, while also helping to reduce aches and pains, decrease fatigue and keep skin looking young and radiant.
A mean, green fighting machine, broccoli is the perfect brain food. To keep your mental agility tip top, fill up on this cruciferous veggie which has been linked to improved memory and brain health. It’s also great for fighting cancer, boosting the immune system, strong bones and improved vision. Not a fan? You might be overcooking it. Try steaming your broccoli lightly and then seasoning it with a salt-free alternative like Mrs. Dash for a delicious flavor boost.
We all know that white flour and white rice aren’t doing us any favors, but did you know that whole grains actually help us age gracefully? A diet rich in whole grains such as brown rice, whole wheat, oats, rye and bulgur can help to fight off age-related illnesses like heart disease, stroke and cancer. They’re also packed with fiber which is one of the secrets to staying svelte and slim as the metabolism naturally slows down.
Looking for the fountain of youth? Try taking a peek in your kitchen pantry. Extra virgin olive oil is one of the healthiest foods on the planet and has been proven to have amazing anti-aging properties. Olive oil has head-to-toe benefits including fighting wrinkles, smoothing skin, nourishing hair, lowering risk for heart disease, diabetes prevention and boosting the immune system. Drizzle it on at mealtimes and rub it into your skin each night for a natural beauty boost. Olive oil is water soluble so it won’t clog your pores while it firms, tones and moisturizes your skin.
Turn back the clock with a warm, delicious mug of green tea. Rich with disease-fighting catechins, green tea has been shown to lower the risk for many cancers, including skin, stomach, breast, lung, colon, prostate, throat and bladder. It’s also great for keeping the skin radiant and youthful. What’s more? You can even bathe in it! Just steep a few bags and add them to your bath for relaxing and luxurious green tea soak.