The fountain of youth: Foods that keep you young

Have you found the fountain of youth?

If you find it, let us know! In the mean time, try and include the following food in your diet. Each of the foods you are about to read about is packed with one or a few nutrients, vitamins and minerals that have an impact on age reversing!

Green tea: Green tea is an ingredient present in a number of our anti-aging face and body products. Research has also found compound micronutrient in green tea that blocks a signaling molecule in the body that triggers plaque buildup in the arteries that can lead to heart attacks, stroke and vascular disease.

Grapes: Anthocyanins are found in many plants and you can easily recognized as they provide the fruit and vegetable with a bright red-orange or blue-purple colour. Grapes contain an abundance of anthocyanins! This antioxidant keeps your liver healthy, reduces cholesterol, can reduce the risk of heart disease, fights obesity and can improve vision.

Shitake mushrooms:  You body requires copper to produce pigment for you skin and hair, and shiitake mushrooms are on of the best sources for this! Half a cup of shitake mushrooms containers 71% of your recommended daily intake of copper.

Grapefruit: Grapefruit juice has been found to keep bones strong and healthy. The juice can improve bone density and slow down the rate of bone loss. Consuming one grapefruit a day will see you reap the great benefits.

Sardines: A great dairy free source of calcium! Sardines have been found to reduce inflammation, risk of heart disease, defends against mood disorders, controls blood sugar levels and will also help promote weight loss.

Walnuts: These nuts are the best nuts for the heart. They are filled with antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids that can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease. A handful of nuts a day will lower your risk of heart disease significantly.

Spinach: Rich in omega-3’s and folate, a cup of fresh spinach will help the reduce the risk of heart disease, osteoporosis and increase blood flow to vital organs.
 
Pomegranate: Is a powerful anti-oxidant that helps reverse oxidative damage to the vascular system.

Kale: High in vitamin K, the leafy vegetable assists in warding off slow cognitive decline. Consume two servings on kale a day and keep your cognitive ability young!

The above list may not be appropriate for all. Those who have allergies or gut concerns such as, IBS will require a more tailored set of foods.

What we consume has a great impact on our skin too, read more here.

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