Foods to Fight Aging

Forget the elusive fountain of youth. Turn back the clock with these easy-to-find foods!

Foods to Fight Aging

Forget the elusive fountain of youth. Fruits and vegetables high in flavonoids and carotenoids–two powerful plant-based antioxidants–help remove free radicals from your skin and body that cause premature aging. A well-balanced diet can not only help you lose weight, live longer and feel fitter, it can also help you look younger. Turn back the clock with these easy-to-find foods!

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Blueberries

One serving of this superfood provides more antioxidant activity than most fruits and veggies. Antioxidants fight the free radicals that cause wrinkles.

Nuts May Be Your Best Snack to Help Maintain Weight Loss — Here's Why

It could also help lower your heart rate and bad cholesterol.

Is trying to lose weight — and keep it off — driving you nuts? Well, maybe it should drive you to nuts. New findings published in the journal Nutrients highlight the power nuts may have on successful weight loss.

Nuts vs. Pretzels

UCLA researchers put 95 overweight or obese folks ages 30–68 on a diet that provided 500 calories less than needed to maintain their resting metabolic rate for 12 weeks, then maintenance for another 12. The diet included 1.5 ounces of mixed nuts for half the group and pretzels for the others (both "snacks" delivered the same amount of calories).

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