Best Foods for Anti-Aging!

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From your brain to your bones, what you eat matters, inside and out..As we get older, the body’s machinery begins to function a little less smoothly and we become susceptible to age-related and degenerative diseases. But there are certain foods that can help counteract the negative effects aging has on the body. Foods high in antioxidants: green leafy veggies, colorful fruits, deep red tomatoes, carrots and berries, 5 to 9 servings a day Whole Grains: oats, wheat berries, quinoa, bulgar, and brown rice Fatty Fish: trout, salmon, tuna. 2 to 3 servings a week Dairy: for strong bones include 3 servings a day of yogurt, low fat milk and other calcium enriched foods Nuts: A quarter cup a day can help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels Beans and Lentils: black, red, pinto, can be used as a protein substitute Olive oil :rich in anti-inflammatory monounsaturated fat Spices :turmeric and ginger These “anti aging foods” include those foods that are high in antioxidants, high in omega fatty acids and contain properties that can help to reduce our risks of getting Type 2 Diabetes, early onset Alzheimer’s disease, Heart disease, and Macular degeneration. Remember to keep our bodies looking and feeling great, spare the high fat foods, reduce your sugar intake and spare the extra salt. Source: PTI Buzz – March 17, 2014