Sunday, May 23, 2010

Hint #12: Eat Antioxidant-Rich Foods

Did you know that the foods you eat can slow the aging process? If you want to be forever young - and healthy - consuming foods rich in antioxidants will help you tremendously. Berries, whole grains, and leafy green vegetables not only provide ammunition for fighting off heart disease and cancer, they also contribute to more youthful-looking skin.

Here are a few of the best foods for combatting aging:

Fruit: Berries, Red Grapes, Oranges, Grapefruit, Mangos

Vegetables: Red Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Spinach, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes

Whole Grains: Oats, Brown Rice, Bulgur Wheat

Nuts and Seeds: Peanuts, Almonds, Sunflower Seeds, Hazlenuts

Meat and Beans: Lean Beef, Pork Tenderloin, Turkey, Chicken Breast, Legumes

This is not an extensive list, but it should give you a few ideas for items to add to your cart the next time you make it to the grocery store. There are plenty of other fruits and vegetables full of vitamins and minerals, but the best way to lay an antioxidant-rich foundation that will steer off toxins and free radicals is by consuming a wide array of whole foods.

Dig in!

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