Certain antioxidant packed power foods can help us lead a healthier life as well as boost and protect us both internally and externally.While encouraging longevity, here are 12 top anti-aging, powerful foods that have properties built in to encourage longevity as well as our health and appearance. In order to keep you looking and feeling great no matter how many years young you are, these top foods should be added to your daily arsenal of health promoting tools:
All berries contain powerful antioxidants which help to counteract the effects of free radical damage in your body, but blueberries are especially notable as a powerhouse of free radical fighting antioxidants. The antioxidants in blueberries work to clean up the free radicals which cause you to age faster. The more you can fend off these nasty free radicals that better (and younger) off you’ll be!
Tomatoes are high in lycopene which acts as an internal sunscreen for protecting the skin from UV radiation, sunspots and aging. They also contain vitamin C for collagen strength and potassium which regulates the water and nutrient content of the cells in the skin.
Nuts are an excellent non-animal protein, and loaded with heart health fats, magnesium, and zinc. But a little goes a long way, and stick to a handful a day (around 1 ounce) to balance calorie needs with other nutrients. Walnuts and pistachio nuts are also other options.