7 Age-Defying Foods

So what you’re over 40? Do you want to defy each passing year while promoting more youthful hair, nails and skin? These  7 foods will help you stock up on some of the most powerful anti-aging nutrients around.

1.  Raspberries & Blueberries – These two berries contain important anti-oxidants to help offset inflammation and oxidative stress that contribute to skin aging and wrinkles.  Just one serving of either or these berries contains more anti-oxidants than 10 servings of most other fruits and vegetables!

2.  Olive Oil – Not only do the monounsaturated fats contained in olive oil support healthy arteries and a healthy heart, but olive oil also contains polyphenols, a potent anti-oxidant that may help prevent a number of age-related diseases.  We recommend organic extra virgin olive oil for the most anti-aging bang for your buck.

3.  Tomatoes – Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which has been shown to support heart health and healthy cholesterol levels as you age.  Lycopene also acts as a natural sun block to keep skin youthful and protected from harmful UV rays.

4.  Beans – Beans contain a unique protein that thickens and strengthens your hair cells, so you can enjoy a full head of hair as you lengthen in years.

5.  Brazil Nuts – Brazil nuts are rich in selenium, a mineral which aids in the production of the anti-oxidant glutathione to help slow down the skin aging process.  Bet you didn’t know that just 2 nuts a day will provide you with enough selenium to reap its anti-aging benefits.

6.  Red Wine – Not that some need a reason(lol) but that’s right, a glass of wine daily may indeed have a positive effect on your health due to its resveratrol content, a unique anti-oxidant that can help fight against diabetes, heart disease, and age-related memory loss.

7.  Organic Eggs – Yea yea I know all about the bad rap eggs get because of their cholesterol content, which is based on completely erroneous science,but eggs are rich in biotin and iron which help to promote healthy, youthful skin and hair.

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