The best foods with Anti-Ageing Qualities and General Health Benefits

Posted on July 02, 2013 by Lavender World

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Eating healthy and exercising regularly are the best way to keep you looking young and fresh without having to resort to the surgeon’s knife.

Additionaly there are certain foods which possess qualities that will improve your skin and increase your energy.

Below are some of the best foods which possess Anti-Ageing qualities and general health benefits.

Fruit

Blueberries – This little super berries are high in fibre, packed full of vitamins and a fantastic source of antioxidants which help protect the skin and brain.

Fish

As we get older it is not uncommon for our brain function to decline. The omega found in fish, particularly wild salmon, can improve skin condition and can even improve the function of our hearts and joints.

Coffee

Coffee has a bit of a reputation, but it is actually good for you! The problem arises with coffee when cream, milk and sugar are added. Did you know that coffee drinkers have less of a chance of dying from heart disease? Coffee also lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. So as long as you hold the cream, milk and sugar coffee is a healthy choice.

Oats

Oats are full of fibre which helps you feel “full” , it also reduces the risk of the infamous middle age spread, definitely a must in your breakfast bowl.

Red Wine

Red Wine contains a very potent antioxidant which prevents cell death in the heart and brain, now you can enjoy your glass of wine while preserving your brain power and improving your heart condition.

Cinnamon

Feeling peckish after your evening meal? Fighting off the urge to snack? Well cinnamon is your saviour! Sprinkle 1/4 of a teaspoon of cinnamon on your meals or even in your tea and it will help prevent your body from storing fat.

Dark Chocolate

For those of us with a sweet tooth we can breathe a sigh of relief and reassure ourselves that we are eating healthy chocolate, as long as it is dark chocolate and not milk or white we can indulge our cravings while lowering our cholesterol.

There are an enormous amount of foods that are available to us which possess many health benefits, so why not make a small change to your meals and let the results speak for themselves.

 

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