7 Super Foods That Slow the Aging Process

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Although no one can escape father time forever, there are ways you can slow him down. The more you can do when you reach middle age to prepare yourself for the aging process, the better you will fare.

While exercise has shown that it successfully can delay the aging process, and by keeping your brain active through lifelong learning can keep your brain healthy, is there a way to trip up time by simply eating certain foods?

The answer is: yes! There are a lot of foods that can help with arthritis, help the skin look younger, avoid heart disease, even delay cancer.

Here is a list of the top 7 foods that, while they won’t keep old age from coming, they can make you look and feel as if you found a fountain of youth.


1. Garlic

Ok, so you won’t have many close friends as you grow older, but they will all wonder how you manage to look so young. Medical News Today has listed numerous research reports that consistently put garlic in the top ranking for its benefits to your health.

Research done at Kings College in London discovered that garlic was an important part in reducing osteoarthritis in the hips. Garlic oil has long been known to offer protection to the heart both before and during heart surgery.

Garlic also lowers blood pressure and a study out of China found that a main ingredient in garlic, diallyl disulfide might actually protect a liver that has been damaged by alcohol abuse.

You can use garlic to treat a flu without a vaccine.


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2. Berries

When we say berries, we are talking about all kinds of berries: blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, goji berries, there are no exclusions here; all are rich in antioxidants which promote the health of every cell in your body and protect them from disease.

Blackberries, in particular, as thought to protect against both cancer and diabetes.

In fact, the darker the berry, the more antioxidants they have.

Blueberries improve memory, reduce inflammation, and restrict the growth of cancer cells. Also, all berries are high in vitamin C, which is super good for your skin.

A study done at the University of Maryland Medical Center has shown that vitamin C not only repairs damaged tissue but is a good way to prevent skin cancer. Read also about the mirecle of broccoli and how it does treat cancer.

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3. Oysters

Oysters are a great way to bring luminosity to your skin while eating something delectable.

Oysters are packed full of zinc, which is a mineral that is great at repairing the skin. If you have wounds that are slow to heal or if you simply want to stop your skin from aging quickly, then increase your zinc level.

An easy way to do that is by eating more oysters. Just one serving gives you more than you need every day.

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4. Tomatoes

Thinking of spaghetti for dinner tonight? The sauce can help you slow down the aging process.

The popular tomato is one of the few vegetables that keep its healthy nutrients, even after cooking.

Research shows that eating tomatoes can lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, while protecting you from sun damage, osteoporosis, and memory loss.

So add some extra tomato sauce to that spaghetti tonight and enjoy.

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5. Eggs

Eggs have gotten a bad rap with their “high cholesterol” reputation, but it’s not really true. A study done at Yale University had adults with heart disease eat two eggs every day for breakfast for two months. The results?

There was absolutely no rise in cholesterol levels. No harmful effects whatsoever.

Eggs are actually a super food. They are jam packed with nutrients and antioxidants, which can help you avoid macular degeneration and blindness.

Find out 7 main superfoods.

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6. Cod

No, not cod liver oil, not salmon, either, but cod fish. Salmon isn’t the only fish full of omega – 3 fatty acids. Your body does not make omega-3 fatty acids, which can protect you from both cancer and depression.

Some studies show that a diet rich in fish may also fight heart disease as well as arthritis.

It’s high in protein also, which help your body continue to build muscle and bone, all of which decrease as we age.

So skip the expensive salmon and pick up some cod for dinner.

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7. Brazil Nuts

Like eggs, nuts have had a lot of bad press. The fat content in nuts is said to make people gain weight. However, consider that almost anything eaten in large enough quantities can make you put on weight.

The health properties in Brazil nuts, however, mean you really only need to eat 3 or 4 per day. With this small amount, you will receive more than your daily requirement of selenium.

Just like zinc, selenium improves skin tone and can help heal wounds. These little powerhouses also help with thyroid function and keep it active.