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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Foods to Eat to Look and Feel Younger

While skimming through a magazine, an article caught my eye on what foods to eat to look and feel younger. I think we all want to feel and look younger, don’t you agree?

You can avoid wrinkles, protect your heart and keep our mind sharp by eating properly. The top foods that can give you these results are:

Sunflower seeds: These have the highest natural vitamin e content and no antioxidant is better at fighting off the aging effects of free radicals. Other great sources of vitamin E are swiss chard, Total Cereal and Propel Fitness Water.

Spinach and Beans: A research study showed that out of 400 elderly men and women who ate the most leafy green vegetables and beans had the fewest wrinkles. Hmmm. Spinach and beans are full of compounds that help prevent and repair wear and tear on your skin cells as you get older.

Red Wine and Grape Juice: These help protect you from heart attacks and strokes. The antioxidants called polyphenols found in grapes can also help middle aged skin from sagging.

Sweet Potatoes: Over exposure to the sun is one of the primary reasons for aging prematurely. Pigments from beta carotene rich foods, like sweet potatoes and carrots, can build up in your skin. This helps prevent damage from ultraviolet rays.

This next one surprised me.

Coffee: It is said to be nature’s most potent elixirs. Coffee has shown in numerous studies to retard the aging process, fight off Alzheimer’s disease and enhance short term memory.

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Binaural Beats said...

For me my main breakfast meal for about the last 6 years has been raw oats, whey protein, yogurt, apple, banana, honey, cottage cheese, sometimes dates, and natural peanut butter, superfoods powder, and water, and I put it all in the blender and drink it. I have been living off of that for 6 years for breakfast but on ocassion I have something else for breakfast, but not too often.

The result is that I have very low fat, and a lot of energy and strength (for my size).

I hardly ever have lunch, and I have a basic dinner. My main drink most of my life as just been water although I sometimes drink orange juice, grape juice and juice power drinks. But I have never had coffee, or alcohol except for tasting it once or twice in my life and hated it.

Whether all this is helping to keep me young looking I don't know. It could relate to genes.

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natural fertility said...

There are a lot of foods that will help you feel good and look younger. All you have to do is eat with proper cooking and avoid all those things that have harmful chemicals, most of all you have to eat foods with anti-oxidant. This will also help you look young and healthy. In case you have fertility concerns, I found this site that maybe helpful. http://www.natural-fertility-prescription.com

Stu said...

Wow nice article. It's a relief to see red wine and coffee listed as a benefit after seeing sooo much negative about them both right. All in moderation though of course

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