Saturday, November 21, 2009

Top 10 Food To Turn Back Time

All About offers a list of 10 foods to make a part of your wellness or anti-aging regimen. Below is an excerpt from their site...

Prunes Bursting with greater antioxidant power than any other fruit, so you're less likely to end up looking like a prune yourself!

Blueberries Packed with purple pigments called anthocyanins, which help maintain healthy skin and an alert brain.

Carrots The best source of betacarotene, a scavenger of damaging free radicals.

Broccoli Contains important plant chemicals known as glucosinolates, which appear to cut the risk of age-related cancers.

Onions Yellow and red (but not white) onions provide high levels of quercetin, an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory effects to fight arthritis and loss of skin elasticity.

Spinach Contains two antioxidants called lutein and zeaxanthin, which protect against macular degeneration - the leading cause of age-related eyesight loss.

Sunflower seeds One of the best food sources of vitamin E, which boosts the immune system.

Tomatoes Linked with a reduced risk of heart disease and cancer, thanks to lycopene - which also protects the skin against ageing and cancer-causing UV rays.

Brazil nuts Packed with selenium, which studies suggest can provide protection from cancer, heart disease and arthritis.

Oily fish A rich source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. The calcium and vitamin D in dissolved bones help reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis.

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