There might not be a fountain of youth, but you may find just what you need at the local grocery store! Did you know that there are Six Foods that Ward Off Aging? These six foods will help reverse your aging process if you will just eat them.
Six Foods that Ward Off Aging
- Curry Powder
- Dark Chocolate
I know – start with the best first – chocolate! Chocolate is full of the chemicals that help blood vessels relax. This will help in the prevention of heart attacks and stroke. Chocolate actually helps to lower your blood pressure.
Almonds are another great food that can be used for the mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. Almonds help to reduce the free radicals in your body. Researchers are recommending 50 almonds a day. Try adding almonds to your breakfast cereal. It is tasty and gives the cereal a good “crunch”.
Tomatoes are full of lycopene which protects your skin from oxidation. Oxidation comes from the sun damage your skin receives. The more oxidation you have – the more wrinkles – and none of us want more wrinkles. By adding just a tch of olive oil to your tomato consumption will help your body utilize the lycopene.
Curry powder is full of the antioxidant curcumin, which protects your body from Alzheimer’s. Did you realize that in India, where curry is a prominent spice, that the rate of Alzheimer’s Disease is only 1/4 of that of the U.S.? Maybe we should be adding curry to some of our dishes.
Strawberries are rich in polyphenols, which help boost memory and communication!
If you are interested in keeping young and vibrant, maybe you should consider adding these six anti-aging foods to your next grocery list. I have added a great recipe that ustilizes most of these foods below.
Spinach Strawberry Salad
- 1 pound spinach leaves (even if they say pre-washed, wash them again and dry with a towel)
- 1 medium tomato – diced
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1 pint sliced strawberries
- 1/3 cup raspberry vinegar
- 1 tsp. dry mustard
- 1 tsp season salt
- 1/4 cup Xylitol (this is a natural sugar)
- 1 cup Olive Oil
- 1 1/2 tsp. poppy seeds
- Put the spinach, strawberries and tomatoes together in a bowl.
- Place the almonds on a cookie sheet and bake for about 5 – 7 minutes at 350 degrees- stir often
Mix all of the dressing ingredients together (except the poppy seeds) while you are baking the almonds. It is easier to place all of the ingredients for the dressing in a blender or food processor and mix. After the almonds are done put them on your salad – this may wilt some of the spinach. Mix the poppy seeds into your dressing by hand and then pour the dressing over your salad. To make this salad rock with health benefits, take a small amount of the salad and put just a touch of curry on it. Do you like it? Just don’t put too much curry on it as curry is very strong. A little goes a long way.
Enjoy this healthy, anti-aging salad!
Diet tip of the Day: Staying on a healthy diet is not hard at all. Find ways to change up your diet by searching for new recipes that use the ingredients you like.