7 anti-aging super foods

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Read on to find out more about the 7 foods to keep you young:

1. Chocolate, from cocoa, which is unusually rich in flavanols that help preserve the healthy function of blood vessels, thus, slows the rate of heart disease. Maintaining youthful blood vessels lowers risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and dementia.


2. Blueberries : Research found that some compounds in blueberries (and other berries) mitigate inflammation and oxidative damage, which are associated with age-related deficits in memory and motor function.


3. Fish is an abundant source of omega-3 fats, which help prevent cholesterol buildup in arteries and protect against abnormal heart rhythms.


4. Nuts are rich sources of unsaturated fats, so they offer benefits similar to those associated with olive oil. They’re also concentrated sources of vitamins, minerals and other phytochemicals, including antioxidants.


5. Wine - Drinking alcohol in moderation protects against heart disease, diabetes and age-related memory loss. Any kind of alcoholic beverage seems to provide such benefits, but red wine has been the focus of much of the research. Red wine contains resveratrol, a compound that likely contributes to its benefits-and, according to animal studies, may activate genes that slow cellular aging.

6. Olive oil - Four decades ago, researchers from the Seven Countries Study concluded that the monounsaturated fats in olive oil were largely responsible for the low rates of heart disease and cancer on the Greek island of Crete. Now we know that olive oil also contains polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that may help prevent age-related diseases.


7. Yogurt - In the 1970s, Soviet Georgia was rumored to have more centenarians per capita than any other country. Reports at the time claimed that the secret of their long lives was yogurt, a food ubiquitous in their diets. While the age-defying powers of yogurt never have been proved directly, yogurt is rich in calcium, which helps stave off osteoporosis and contains “good bacteria” that help maintain gut health and diminish the incidence of age-related intestinal illness.


source: Shine from Yahoo
by Michelle Edelbaum
Eating Well Magazine

4 comments:

Mentor October 8, 2008 at 1:25 PM  

Are you sure wine is anti aging?

depedteacher

Aprilheart October 9, 2008 at 12:09 AM  

hello MENTOR

Absolutely YES! wine is an anti-aging because wine is made of grape and grape has an antioxidant called RESVERATROL. This antioxidant helps keep the heart healthy and ward off cancer. Additionally, new reseach found that red wine is a fat fighter..

read more on http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20080617/red-wine-a-weapon-in-battle-of-the-bulge

iceah October 11, 2008 at 7:22 AM  

wow, this is a nice post i'll write something about this too and link it back to you c:

Aprilheart October 11, 2008 at 11:27 PM  

iceah,

that wud be great!!

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