A lot of my friends do various anti-aging treatments-plastic surgery, botox, expensive creams but I think that I have found an easier, less painful, healthier way to fight those dreaded wrinkles. Snacks! Nutrition is the key to beauty inside and out and the below snacks will not only make you healthier but fight aging as well.
Give These Treats A Try To Help You Age Gracefully
**Watermelon, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots- These foods are rich in Beta Carotene. An eight year study by the French (consisting of 535 adulst ages 20-44) found that, "those with the highest blood levels of beta-carotene retained 30 percent more lung function than those with the lowest—enough to counteract the effects of about four months of aging and exposure to damaging substances in the air, explains Norman H. Edelman, M.D., chief medical officer of the American Lung Association".More here.
**Nuts-These are my personal favorite so I am glad to hear that they can help with anti-aging. I live on nuts to keep me feeling full (one of my top weight loss secrets-I don't know why I call it a secret, it's not really but I always like the way the word secret sounds). By adding nuts (Walnuts are especially good-plus they are packed full of omega 3 fatty acids) in our daily nutrition can enhance the functioning of your digestive and immune systems, improve your skin and help control and prevent some types of cancer. Nuts have also been known to lower high levels of cholesterol.
**Avocado-Avocados contain glutathione a major antioxidant nutrient.Glutathione regulates immune cells,can help protect against cancer, and help you to detoxify. Avocados also contain L-cysteine which which helps protect your body from the harmful effects of pollution, chemicals, radiation, alcohol, and smoke. L-cysteine may also help boost immunity, protect you from heart disease, and build muscle. It is also useful for combating inflammation and encouraging healthy hair and nail growth. More here.
**Apricots-This delightful fruit (one of my favorites) contains Carotenoids which makes it so special. Carotenoids are antioxidants that work to prevent heart disease, protect against certain types of cancers and have been shown to reduce bad cholesterol levels. Inhabitants of the Himalayas and in Chinese medicine apricots are used to assist in detoxifying, preventing dehydration and regenerating body fluids.
**Berries-All black and blue berries such as blackberries, blueberries, blackcurrants and black grapes contain phytochemicals known as flavonoids-powerful which help to protect the body against damage caused by free radicals and aging.
**Cherries- "Contain beneficial anthocyanin compounds, which stimulate your pancreas to produce insulin. Chinese researchers have observed that cherries help keep diabetics healthy. These compounds also protect you against cancer, arthritis, and heart disease because they lower cholesterol"-From Dr.Mao's Secrets Of Longevity.
The above snacks are a great way to keep you healthy and looking younger. It is great to snack because eating 5-6 small meals a day can keep you from overeating as you may not feel as hungry. This is something that I love to do so that I don't go overboard and eat too much of what I don't really need (plus then you end up feeling miserable that you ate so much). I have also heard that this keeps your metabolism going, so you're more likely to lose weight.
Next time you want a snack why not reach out for one of these!
Random Ramblings has a great post called Eternal Youth that talks about how to be as youthful as possible. If you enjoyed this article and are serious about anti-aging then I suggest you pop over and visit Random Ramblings for some great aging information!
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