Olive oil and olives provide key healthy fats for heart health and antioxidants that fight damage caused by free radicals.
Whole grains provide fiber and beta glucans for heart health, healthy cholesterol and optimal energy.
Oysters, crab, lobster and other seafood are excellent sources of zinc for healthy immunity, to prevent inflammation, and support of protein synthesis. Zinc also promotes collage formation, which supports a youthful complexion.
Turmeric contains curcumin, an anti-inflammatory compound that helps to prevent cellular aging and degenerative diseases.
Fatty fish, such as wild caught salmon, anchovies, trout and tuna contain omega 3 fatty acids that support brain, skin, and heart health. These nutrients also help reduce blood triglyceride levels and may protect against dementia conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Nuts are rich in many key nutrients that support immune system health, prevention of cell damage and oxidative stress.
Pumpkin, sunflower, flax, and sesame seeds offer healthy fats for heart health and other key nutrients that help prevent disease.
Berries are plentiful in key antioxidants called anthocyanins that reduce risks of cancer and oxidative stress to prevent accelerated aging caused by free radicals.
Kale can do so much for your body, and many of its benefits are directly related to healthier aging. A nutrition powerhouse, kale is rich in antioxidants, vitamin k1, B vitamins, folate, and many other nutrients that prevent oxidative stress that accelerates aging, support immune system health, reduce risks for cancer, and promote skin health, along with healthy blood pressure and cholesterol.
Broccoli contains compounds that significantly lower risks for lung and colon cancer. Its folate content is believed to decrease risks of breast cancer. Vitamin K supports bone health. The Vitamin C in this wonderful vegetable promotes youthful skin by enhancing collagen production lost due to aging and its fiber content significantly lowers risk factors for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and digestive disorders.
Tomatoes and watermelon are high in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant for heart health, strong bones, and possible cancer prevention. Lycopene can also help to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood.
Cooking tomatoes doubles their lycopene power and maximizes their anti-aging effects.
Beans and lentils are great sources of fat free protein to counteract age related muscle loss.