Ten Anti-Aging Super Foods

Summary: These ten super foods were picked because of their direct link to anti-aging properties. These foods are rich in either the antioxidants, essential fatty acids, or fiber, and when it comes to acai, it has all 3!

Acai fruit

This berry is one of the most nutritious and powerful foods on the planet. It is often be found in the form of juice in gourmet and health food stores.

Everything in the “Allium Family”

Onions, garlic, scallions, onions, leeks, chives and shallots can all assist the liver in getting rid of carcinogens and toxins.

Barley

Can be used as in soups, breakfast cereal, stews, and as a substitute for rice. Barley is also high in fiber, helping break-down fats, cholesterol and carbohydrates.

Green Foods

Green foods like barley and wheat grasses can be purchased in tablet, powder or juice form, and provide greater amounts of nutrients than leafy green vegetables. They also help control immune response, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Buckwheat: Seed & Grain

Buckwheat is a protein powerhouse and is high in amino acid which enables it to stabilize blood sugar and reduce hypertension.

Beans & Lentils

You can reduce cholesterol while increasing antioxidants, folic acid and potassium. Give chickpeas, soybeans, kidney, black, navy, pinto, lentils, and peas a try.

Hot Peppers

Both chili and bell peppers have antioxidants and contain twice the Vitamin C as citrus fruit and are perfect fat burners.

Nuts & Seeds

A handful of nuts, every day is a healthy choice. Almonds, macadamia, walnuts, hazelnuts and pistachio nuts contain heart healthy Omega 3 fats. Unsalted, raw nuts and seeds are at the top of the list.

Sprouts

Most varieties of sprouts go perfect with with most meals. They are a great source of Vitamin C and protein. Add them to anything and your immune system will get an increase.

Kefir and Yogurt

These cultured foods contain healthy forms of bacteria that assist immune function and the calcium helps metabolize fat.

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