Eat Heathly. . .Stay Young!

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To slow aging and prevent disease, make sure your diet includes these six foods.

Scientists have identified certain foods that can boost your health and even help slow down your biological clock.

1.  Fish.  The Omega-3 fatty acids from certain fish lead to improve our metal capacities and mood.  Fish oil is great for your skin, preventing dryness and eczema and promoting firmness and elasticity.  Salmon and tuna are two of the most popular fish with high levels of Omega-3.

2.  Whole Grains.  Avoiding all carbs makes no sense, when whole grains such as whole wheat, oats, brown rice, and barley are so rich in fiber, which keeps your digestive system regular and helps your feel full.  Whole grains have been widely accepted as a smart way to combat all types of illnesses, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure & stroke. 

3.  Cruciferous Vegetables.  This family of vegetables includes broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, turnips & Brussels sprouts.  They are an aid to the body in fighting toxins and cancer.  These veggies have a high concentration of antioxidants and sulfur, which give you energy and keep your skin healthy.

4.  Nuts.  These are high in calories, but you don’t need to eat a lot of them to reap their benefits, which include protein, fiber and crucial minerals such as potassium, iron, zinc and magnesium.  Their high Omega-3 fatty acid content also helps to keep your brain and body healthy. 

5.  Avocado.    This is a fruit full of monosaturated fat, which is believed to reduce levels of bad cholesterol in the body.  Avocados are full of potassium, which fights fluid retention and high blood pressure and the risk of stroke.  And they have a high level of Vitamin E, which prevents skin aging along with being rich in folate, which is thought to decrease the risk of heart attacks.

6.  Berries.   All black and blue berries, such as blackberries, black currants, black grapes and blueberries all contain antioxidants that are known to protect the body against damage caused by free radicals and aging.   In additional, dark berries are also thought to be of assistance in maintaining good balance, coordination and short term memory.

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