Top 7 Superfoods for Anti-Aging
When it comes to anti-aging there are several foods that the celebrity longevity experts such as Dr. Oz, Joseph Mercola and Nicholas Perricone agree are the very best for you.
Tomatoes contain Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that fights the free radicals that can damage your cells and squelch the efficiency of your immune system. The most powerful non-genetically modified type of tomato with the highest level of cell-damage fighting Lycopene is the widely available Classica variety of tomato.
Kale is a highly nutritious leafy green that contains the vitamin K that most Americans are deficient in. Vitamin K helps the body absorb minerals and nutrients that help ward off weakening of the bones and heart disease. Kale is also highly fibrous and helps the body lower its blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Black kale and Winterbor Kale contain very high levels of K.
The deep purple color of the eggplant betrays the very high levels of a chemical nsunin in the skin. This is a nutrient that literally kills of cancer cells by cutting off the blood supply that they are needed to nourish themselves and grow. Masunin might also help slow the development of Alzheimer’s disease by preventing free radicals from attacking neurons and reducing brain function.
4. Red Bell Pepper
Red bell peppers boost the immune system because they contain very high amounts of vitamin C – more than 60% of your RDA (Recommended Daily Requirement.) People with diets high in Vitamin C are less likely to develop wrinkles because large amounts of this vitamin boosts the production of collagen and keeps cell structures intact.
Basil is one of the most powerful anti-aging herbs because it contains high amounts of euguonol. Eugenol is an antioxidant that fights cancer cells and causes them to self-destruct. The potency of this antioxidant also prevents the break-down cell structures and tissues with the result that your skin is less wrinkled and all of your body’s structures stay healthy and intact.
6. Brussels Sprouts
Brussels Sprouts are equipped with enzymes that block tumor growth and sulfur compounds that help reduce inflammation everywhere in your body. Eating Brussels sprouts has been found to be particularly effective at reducing joint pain.
7. Jerusalem Artichokes
Jerusalem artichokes, also known as sunchokes, are actually tubers. They resemble potatoes and can be steamed, broiled or boiled like spuds. They have twice the fiber of potatoes and 4000 times more thiamine, that helps regulate blood sugar, muscle function and the nervous system.