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.

Will you ever feel comfortable in your own skin? That is, if you don't make an effort to protect it? Although 64% of adults do report wearing sunscreen when outside for prolonged periods of time, it turns out that only about 10% of people surveyed actually protect themselves daily, according to a recent review.

No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

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