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Anti Aging Foods In Focus

Welcome to the Anti Aging foods section of the Just so you know, this is not a page detailing general anti aging diet guidelines. To get that info visit our Anti Aging Diet section.

There are literally millions of different foods, varieties, and sub-classes of foods. My goal is not to discuss all of them here. I would go crazy!

My goal here is to detail those that have been shown to be anti aging foods. There will be constant updates on this page and we are also making it available for you to contribute!

Have you heard some great news or research about blueberries? Or maybe the latest super food? Please let us know and share some details about why it is good for you! See the bottom of the page for more info!

Anti Aging Fruits:

• Apricots

Is a source of the antioxidant, Beta-carotene, which helps prevent free-radical damage to our DNA and protect the eyes. The body also turns beta-carotene into vitamin A, which may help reduce the risk of skin cancer symptoms!

• Avocados

Oleic acid, an unsaturated fat that helps lower overall cholesterol and bring up your levels of HDL, plus will add a good amount of fiber to your diet.

• Bananas

Eating bananas is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer and in women, breast cancer. Bananas contain considerable amounts of vitamin B6, vitamin C, and potassium, making them a good source for energy (b6), immune system health (the vitamin C), and blood pressure management (Potassium).

• Cantaloupe

Contains both Vitamin C and beta-carotene (Those powerful antioxidants again - are you noticing a theme among fruits?) Plus, half a melon has 853mg of potassium - almost twice as much as a banana! This helps lower blood pressure.

• Cranberry

Cranberries have decent levels of vitamin C, dietary fiber and manganese, as well as balanced levels of other essential nutrients. Drinking the juice straight has the effect of stopping the formation of kidney stones.

• Elderberry

Good source of flavenoids (See Anti Aging Diet for more details on this antioxidant), has been shown to boost the immune system in extract form.

• Figs

A good source of potassium and fiber, figs also contain vitamin B6, which is responsible for producing serotonin which can make you feel more at peace by boosting your mood, lowering cholesterol and preventing water retention.

• Grape

Is the primary source of Resveratrol (See resveratrol anti aging supplements for more info on resveratrol) which is found in the grape’s skin, along Vitamin E is also found in the skin of grapes. Also has a host of other polyphenols and acids to keep you healthy and living long. So what does this all mean? Eat your grapes! They are an essential part to any anti aging foods regimen. And tasty too!

• Tomato

Contains Lycopene, one of the stronger Carotenoids (Another form of antioxidant). Research shows that eating tomatoes daily may cut the risk of bladder, stomach and colon cancers by 50%. While you may not be able to eat them daily, eating them with a balanced diet of the other fruits and veggies in your anti aging food regimen you will be able to keep the effects.

Anti Aging Vegetables

• Artichokes

These vegetables contain silymarin, an antioxidant that helps prevent skin cancer, plus fiber to help control cholesterol.

• Bok Choy (Chinese cabbage)

Is rich in brassinin, which some research suggests may help prevent breast tumors, plus other big words, which lower levels of estrogen making this essential for any anti aging foods regimen for women seeing as it is a double whammy against breast cancer. Also is an amazing source of calcium to help prevent osteoporosis.

• Broccoli

Source of Indole-3-carbinol and sulforaphane, which help protect against breast cancer. Broccoli also has lots of vitamin C and beta-carotene.

• Garlic

The sulfur compounds that give garlic its pungent flavor can also lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol, lower blood pressure and even reduce your risk of stomach and colon cancer. It is also one of the few natural antibiotics out there! When taken highly concentrated in a supplement form, it can help you when you’re ill with viruses and bacterial infections.

• Onions

On the list of Quercetin is one of the most powerful flavonoids (natural plant antioxidants). Studies show it helps protect against cancer.

• Spinach

Lutein and zeaxanthin, carotenoids that help fend off macular degeneration, a major cause of blindness in older people. Plus, studies show this potent vegetable may help your skin reverse some signs of aging. So Spinach is recommended highly in any anti aging foods regimen.

• Squash (Butternut, Pumpkin, Acorn)

All of these have huge amounts of vitamin C and beta-carotene, which may help protect against endometrial cancer.

Various Anti Aging Grains, Beans, Dairy and Nuts

• Lentils

Isoflavones, which may inhibit estrogen-promoted breast cancers, plus fiber for heart health and an impressive 9 grams of protein per half cup

• Peanuts/Almonds

Studies show that peanuts or nuts like almonds (which contain mostly unsaturated "good" fat) can lower your heart-disease risk by over 20 percent.

• Pinto Beans

A half cup has more than 25 percent of your daily requirement of folate, which helps protect against heart disease and reduces the risk of birth defects.

• Wheat Germ

A tablespoon gives you about 7 percent of your daily magnesium, which helps prevent muscle cramps; it is also a good source of vitamin E.

• Yogurt

Bacteria in active-culture yogurt helps prevent yeast infections; calcium strengthens bones and the great part of yogurt is you can add any of the fruits above to make it super effective in your anti aging diet!

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