Sharing 10 anti-aging foods that I love and are diet staples. These foods keep my digestive system working and my body healthy. I can’t remember the last time I had a cold or sick and its definitely because I eat these foods regularly.
These 10 foods are diet staples and have been for a very long time. Of course there are countless anti-aging foods to select from but I am talking about the ones that are always in my fridge and work wonders for me.
One of my favorite easy breakfast.(1/2 AVACADO 2 eggs with sharp shredded cheddar cheese, sautéed eggplant, kale, cherry tomatoes and red onion)
Aging is a natural process, but certain foods smooth the skin and helps with maintaining a youthful appearance. We age due to genetic and other factors but we can control having a healthy diet & lifestyle which will keep you looking years younger than you are.
The sooner you begin following a healthy lifestyle and caring properly for your skin, the healthier your skin will be. Plus, it will delay signs of aging like dark circles under eyes, fine lines, sagging skin, wrinkles age spots.
1. LEMONS I add lemons to my water and start off most mornings with hot water with fresh lemon slices. I then eat the slices. You might not like lemons that much to eat the peel and all but I’m weird.
2. ONION My brother told me a onion and apple a day will keep you from getting sick. I usually have a small onion a couple of times a week sautéed in a little olive oil salt & pepper on the side of my scrambled eggs. Olive Oil is great for the skin and prevents wrinkles.
3. GREEK YOGURT I’ve learned to prefer it over other yogurts. I top mines with any fruit I have on hand, I try to buy vanilla flavor but I have adjusted to like the unflavored as well. I just add a teaspoon of honey or agave to sweeten. All you need is a few spoonfuls a day. Yougurt has so many anti bacterial properties and is so good for the digestive tract.
4. TOMATOES In the past few years I have pretty much switched to only using cherry tomatoes. I just find them sweeter and tastier. I dice mines or cut the cherry ones in half and sautéed in olive oil adding Himalayan salt & pepper to taste. I like serve on the side of eggs or add as a topping on my spaghetti to make it hardy.
Tomatoes really pack a tremendous punch.
*Lycopene, an antioxidant that can combat free radicals (molecules or ions that can damage healthy cells and suppress your immune system), gets the credit for tomatoes’ ability to help protect against some cancers, including lung cancer. If possible, opt for Classica tomatoes—in a study of 13 tomato varieties, Classicas ranked highest in lycopene.
5. EGGPLANT is extremly versatile and a perfect meat replacement. I was on a eggplant kick during my second pregnancy. I ate it all the time. I can make a mean eggplant parmigiana in 1 pot on top of the stove. Eggplant is packed with nutrients and vitamins and can be eaten alone or paired with anything from breakfast-dinner.
6. KALE Another favorite that I sautéed in olive oil/ grape-seed oil with a pat of butter, minced garlic, salt, pepper to taste. I sometimes add shrimp and add to Thai noodles and broth. It really gives you a spa feel good flavor.
7.GARLIC Oh how I love garlic, I think it’s delicious in all forms, from the powder to the oil. I add garlic to just about everything and ask for more when ordering Chinese and pizza.
8. AVACADO I did not fall madly in love with AVACADO until 2 years ago. My father would eat it on the side of his eggs, it just didn’t look appealing. My oldest son is an excellent cook and loves guacamole. He makes a fresh garlic infused guacamole that smells so fresh. Of course I love garlic so that made me try it. Ever since I’ve been hooked and eat it often. I love it so much I cut it right out the skin and add it on top of my sandwich with salt & pepper to taste. I add it to the side of my eggs now just like my father did. I love it!
AVACADO Avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins, and folic acid.
9. FLAXSEED I really prefer finely milled flaxseed. It’s really small grains and I can add it on top of my yougurt and eat it in its raw state. I hide it in my children’s smoothies. Flaxseed is packed with so much nutrition and is high in fiber. Omega-3 essential fatty acids, “good” fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s. Lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities.
10. BLUEBERRIES offer large amounts of antioxidants such as flavonols, anthocyanins and vitamin C which helps reduce cellular aging. The darker black and blue colored berries provide the best anti-aging benefits
Don’t forget sleep! Sleep is just as important as anything you can eat, drink or apply to your skin. Aim for at least 8 hours, though I know that can be impossible. I rarely get more than 6 myself but I would love to get more for my overall health.
Hope you enjoyed the long read.