35 Top Foods for Longevity and Healthy Skin
There’s a lot of noise and confusion out there about the best foods to eat for longevity and healthy aging, including beautiful skin and more. Much of this noise and confusion is created by big food corporations promoting their “designer foods” (which usually equal processed foods).
The truth is, the best foods to look younger, feel amazing, and start living your best years now come straight from nature — and below are 35 best-of-the-best of those foods.
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When people think of mushrooms they may think, “Yeah, healthy.” What they ought to think is, “Oh wow, AMAZINGLY healthy!” because they’re a powerful way to boost your immunity to serious diseases. They help you look younger down to the cellular level in your body, and they help you lose unwanted weight. They fight cancer, and improve your digestion. All edible mushrooms are stars in the health food arena; however, the superstars include chaga, lentinan, cordyceps, lion’s mane, shiitake, turkey tail, reishi, maitake, white, oyster, golden oyster, porcini, morel, crimini, portabella, and enoki.
Avocados are a powerful food choice in keeping the signs of early aging at bag. In fact, avocados are one of the ultimate anti-aging foods with all the right nutrients to eliminate dead skin cells, protect skin from toxins, fight wrinkles, moisturize skin, and promote rich and healthy hair. They help your brain and heart health, too, and can even help you lose weight.
Figs are loaded with nutrients that fight the free radicals that cause disease and make skin look old. They also boost your body’s production of collagen, which gives skin that healthy, youthful look everyone craves.
Bursting with both flavor and vitamins and antioxidants, blueberries are great for skin, brain health, and they even fight belly fat.
Maca, a root that grows high up in the Andes mountains, has been cherished by Peruvians as a medicinal food for thousands of years. Research is slowly starting to confirm what they know — it’s a true anti-aging superfood loaded with nutrients that provides you more energy and improved mood… may help ease symptoms of menopause… can boost your libido… help your skin look great… and help you avoid disease and live longer. Maca has a nutty taste with a hint of butterscotch. It’s available in health food stores as a powder you can mix into other foods or drinks (try not to heat it, though… it loses some effectiveness.)
6. Spinach (and Chard!)
Spinach is rich in many top anti-aging nutrients, including those that: repair skin and give it that supple, glowing, youthful look; help eliminate under-eye dark circles; help keep your eyesight strong; and help keep your bones healthy. Chard, meanwhile, is also an anti-aging food powerhouse, rich in vitamins C, K, and A, many minerals and antioxidants including syringic acid, which is important for regulating your blood sugar levels.
7. Yellow, Red, and Orange Bell Peppers
All peppers are good for anti-aging, but yellow, red and the orange variations are especially so. They’re rich in beta-carotene, which acts as a natural sunblock and defends your skin against sun damage. They’re very high in vitamin C, too, which boosts your body’s production of collagen. Eat some of all three colors for the ultimate dose of antioxidants.
Walnuts are actually the oldest food from trees known to humankind. They’re super-rich in nutrients, including antioxidants, that rid your body of toxins that cause early aging, help keep your skin clear and young-looking, and prevent serious illnesses. A study found that walnuts may even reverse age-related motor and cognitive decline.
Beans are loaded with antioxidants, protein, minerals, and fiber, so they’re exceptional for looking great, feeling amazing, and protecting you from cancer and other diseases. The beans most beneficial to your health include chickpeas, lentils, kidney beans, and pinto beans.
This delicious fish, typically caught off the coast of Alaska and known by fishermen as black cod, is even higher in the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA than salmon. That means it’s exceptional for young-looking skin and healthy eyes… bones… blood pressure… cholesterol levels… reducing cramps… and fighting diseases. Best of all, it’s one of the safest fish you can eat.
11. Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower seeds are high in many powerful anti-aging nutrients, such as vitamin E, which is simply crucial for young-looking skin, and linoleic acid, which helps prevent dry and “crepe-paper” skin. And their convenience make them a perfect, easy snack!
Yes, it shows up on every healthy food list, and for good reason: broccoli provides many nutrients key to skin health, including zinc, vitamin A and vitamin C. It also contains sulforaphane, a powerhouse against sun damage.
Those juicy red pearls can help you look younger, feel better, and live long, because they’re loaded with nutrients like vitamins C, D, E, and selenium and magnesium.
Also sky-high in antioxidants, this “Fountain of Youth” spice (that is also found in “curry powder”) can help reduce wrinkles and fine lines, make skin brighter, and prevent dark spots. Because it contains powerful anti-inflammation properties, it could also help you avoid serious diseases and live longer.
15. Acai Berries
Through some pretty savvy marketing, these South and Central American berries have become synonymous with slowing down the signs of aging. They’re high-antioxidant and highly anti-inflammatory, plus they provide you with electrolytes, certain essential amino acids, and other nutrients that will help you look and feel younger.
Salmon is loaded with healthy Omega-3 fatty acids that keep your skin hydrated, plump, and young-looking. Look for Alaskan wild-caught or salmon farmed in “closed tank” systems to ensure the highest and safest quality
Tomatoes are an important food choice for your anti-aging health care regime because they’re high in vitamin C and in lycopene, which shields your skin against sun damage and prevents wrinkles by defending against the breakdown of collagen in your skin.
Guavas are outrageously high in vitamin C, which is essential for anti-aging. Amazingly high in potassium and antioxidants, too.
Watermelon is loaded with water, which is THE essential ingredient for anti-aging. It’s also high in lycopene… vitamins C, E, and K… and selenium, calcium, manganese, and potassium. This all makes watermelon one of the “most” anti-aging foods for healthy, young-looking skin in particular.
20. Green Tea
Green tea is brimming with antioxidants that fight the free radicals that can otherwise lead to disease and “looking old.” It’s especially high in polyphenols that protect your skin’s health, and may even reverse signs of early aging.
This traditional Korean dish is made from cabbage and other veggies, and various healthy spices, which gives it strong anti-aging properties. Plus it’s fermented, which means it contains probiotics, which makes it a spicy anti-aging Korean superhero.
It’s not just a pretty decoration for the edge of your plate. Parsley is high in vitamins A, C, K, B1, B3, and antioxidants — especially luteolin, which is a powerhouse for glowing, young-looking skin.
23. Sweet Potatoes
You can eat this Thanksgiving Day staple all year long, because it’s rich in beta-carotene, which acts as a natural sunblock and defends your skin against sun damage. Sweet potatoes are also jam-packed with vitamins A and C..
Much like sweet potatoes, carrots are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C further protecting your skin from sun damage and acting as a natural sunblock. Carrots are also high in vitamin A, too – key for cell growth and often used as a topical anti-aging treatment. NOTE: Look for organic and heirloom varieties of carrots, which are more likely to contain the natural phytochemical called thymol that helps protect you from bad bacteria and viruses.
Kiwi is rich in all kinds of nutrients and antioxidants that will help you look and feel great, including vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, folate, potassium, and fiber.
Appearing as a healthful superfood on almost every list, kale is high in all kinds of powerful anti-aging nutrients. If you don’t like it raw, try it cooked. If you don’t like it cooked, try it raw. If neither works for you, eat spinach.
Very high in vitamin C, strawberries are also very high in anthocyanin. Anthocyanin are compounds that have a host of powerful anti-aging benefits and can even fight cancer.
28. Lemons and Limes
Lemons and limes are both high in vitamin C, and they provide you a range of important flavonoids. Flavonoids are nutrients that are really good for your skin.
This pungent bulb has strong antioxidant, antibacterial, and detoxification properties — all key to anti-aging including healthy, young-looking skin.
Beets do all kinds of wonderful things for you, including dilating your blood vessels — which improves blood flow throughout your body and lends to that “youthful look,” too. The phytonutrients in beets are also powerful for eliminating toxins from your body.
Pineapples are high in phosphorus, which is important for healthy bones and strong, attractive teeth. They’re also high in magnesium, Vitamins B and C, and antioxidants that help you look and feel young.
Almonds are loaded with vitamin E, which is surprisingly hard-to-get in foods but oh-so-important because it’s key to healthy, young-looking skin… healthy eyesight… strength and coordination… and immunity against disease.
High in vitamin C, as you’ve likely heard, which boosts your body’s production of collagen and fuels your energy. STRANGE BUT TRUE: Oranges are actually a kind of berry.
Fermentation turns certain very good anti-aging foods like cabbage into health-promoting, anti-aging powerhouses (that can also help you lose weight). That’s because of the probiotics it provides you. This is certainly true for fermented cabbage which, when you add some spices in, is also known as sauerkraut. Plus, sauerkraut provides you other powerful anti-aging nutrients, like vitamins A, C, K, and B, and iron, copper, manganese, and magnesium.
35. Raspberries / Blackberries
You really can’t go wrong with these grocery store staples, or their less-known cousins with “berry” in the name, like mulberries, huckleberries, and elderberries. They’re loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that fight inflammation and have other strong anti-aging properties. Plus, relative to other fruits, they’re low on the sugar scale while still tasting awesome.
36. BONUS! Pretty Much All Other Leafy Greens
This includes leafy greens like collard, turnip, and mustard greens. And it includes most lettuces (but not iceberg lettuce) from an anti-aging foods standpoint. Lettuces like Boston (a.k.a. butter), romaine, green and red leaf lettuces, and endives, however, are all loaded with nutrients that are exceptional for helping you look and feel younger, and live longer.
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