Anti-Aging Tips & the Ultimate Superfoods List
I’ve spent the past few days scouring dozens of health and wellness websites in an effort to come up with the Ultimate Superfoods List (see the list of 75 items below).
We’ve all heard of Superfoods, but how do they work in the anti-aging process?
When we age our skin becomes dryer, less pliable and can develop “age spots”…this is due to a process called Oxidation.
Consuming foods rich in antioxidants (anti-oxidation) such as vitamins A, C, E & Selenium, help to slow the aging process. The list of 75 Superfoods below are great examples of powerful anti-aging foods!
When you slice an apple and leave it on the countertop it turns brown within a matter of minutes. This is an example of rapid oxidation. If you were to put lemon juice, a powerful antioxidant, on the apple slices it would slow the oxidation or rapid aging process.
The same principle applies to your body. Regular consumption of Superfoods helps to slow the aging process. On the flip side, individuals can accelerate the aging process by exposing themselves to high levels of oxidative stressors such as:
- Processed Foods
- Prescription Drugs
- Exposure to Pollution in Air & Water
Long term exposure can lead to increased risk of the following conditions/diseases:
- Heart Disease
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Regardless of age, an increase in Superfood consumption in conjunction with decreasing oxidative stressors will improve your hair, nails, skin, and tone…overall personal appearance. Check out the list of 75 Superfoods and feel free to add any others you use in the comment section at the bottom!
- Bell Peppers (red, yellow, orange)
- Berries (Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries)
- Brown Rice
- Brussels Sprouts
- Butter (organic grass-fed)
- Chia Seeds
- Cocoa/Dark Chocolate
- Coconut Oil
- Collard Greens
- Eggs (organic)
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Green Tea
- Mixed Berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)
- Mustard Greens
- Oats (steel cut)
- Red Wine
- Salmon (wild caught)
- Sweet Potatoes
- Swiss Chard
- Whey Protein Concentrate
- Winter Squash
- Yogurt (full fat, organic)
Skip the anti-aging creams, pills and procedures…your appearance on the outside depends on how healthy you are on the inside!
“True healthcare starts in your kitchen, not in Washington.” -Anonymous