Anti Aging Foods
Chronic inflammation can harm your body, externally and on a cellular level, making you age faster.
Prevent Cell Damage: Pink Grapefruit and Avocado
Grapefruits are rich in lycopene, an antioxidant that reduces inflammation and prevent cell damage.
Eat the grapefruit and avocado combination 2 times a week, using half of each. Cook citrus-glazed shrimp tacos with avocado and grapefruit for a zesty treat, or toss them in a salad.
Protect Your Eyes: Brussels Sprouts and Olive Oil
Lutein, found in Brussels sprouts, lowers the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness, making it one of the most beneficial nutrients for your vision. When you add olive oil to the sprouts, the oil’s healthy fats enhance the amount of the lutein that your body can store and absorb, providing a combination that’s full of health benefits.
Eat the combination 2 times a week by making a brown rice bowl with caramelized Brussels sprouts. Sauté steamed Brussels sprouts in olive oil with turkey bacon.
Prevent Heart Disease: Apples and Chocolate
Quercetin keeps your heart young with an anti-inflammatory compound found in apples skins loaded with it. Boost benefits more by combining the apples with flavonoid-rich dark chocolate. When you eat them together, the antioxidant-heavy duo significantly reduces your risk of heart disease and helps prevent blood clots.
For dessert, dip apple slices in melted dark chocolate and chopped nuts, chilling them in the fridge.
Keep Your Skin Young: Green Tea and Lemon
Green tea is rich in catechin, a powerful antioxidant. Add a splash of lemon juice, and you’ll maximize catechin’s ability to keep your skin looking young.
The vitamin C within the lemon juice slows the breakdown of the tea’s antioxidants, so more are available for your body to use. This can be enjoyed up to several times a day.
Beth Coleman,N.D., Medical Intuitive, Empath and Instructor makes no claims, promises or guarantees and is neither diagnosing nor treating specific health challenges. Participants are solely responsible for managing and continuing their own medical treatment and care.