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15 Best Anti-Aging Foods You Need To Start Eating Now

15 Best Anti-Aging Foods You Need To Start Eating Now

It has been said that growing older is not for the timid. Wrinkles form and our age begins to show around our mouths and eyes. Sometimes age spots appear on the hands, causing ever more nervous tension as time marches onward. There are preventative measures any person can take to at least slow down the aging process. One of the most delicious ways to prevent aging is through preparing and enjoying particular foods. Here are 15 of the best anti-aging foods:

1. Berries

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    Adding a variety of colorful and nutritious foods is one of the best defenses against aging. Start your day with a Berry Smoothie. These are very simple to make and taste great as well. They are very rich in antioxidants and fight harmful free radicals.

    2. Garlic

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      This very rich and strong herb slows the aging process. Garlic has other healing properties, such as cold prevention, wart removal, and to treat athlete’s foot. Garlic is a definite add-on to any diet. An easy and delicious recipe to try is Garlic Chicken. Also, adding garlic powder to water is a great way to add this herb to your diet.

      3. Fiber-Rich Grains

       

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        Fiber-rich grains have a number of benefits, in addition to being anti-aging. These include weight loss, better heart health, and lower blood sugar.

        4. Leafy Green Vegetables

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          Broccoli, kale, spinach, turnip greens, and cabbage all have the power to halt the aging process. These vegetables also are very high in fiber and are simply packed with nutrients. A delicious Spinach Salad is only one way to add one of these leafy green vegetables to your diet.

          5. Red Wine

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            Scientific research has recently confirmed the multiple health benefits of a glass of red wine. Red wine has anti-aging properties, reduces bad cholesterol, and can even increase life-span. There are many varieties of wines to choose from and there is one that is sure to please you.

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            6. Nuts

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              Adding even a small handful of nuts to your daily diet is very beneficial. Nuts are rich in omega fatty acids, which increase brain function. There are many different types of this healthy, nutritious, and filling food to choose from. Eat by the handful or add to salads.

              7. Legumes

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                Beans are one of the easiest foods to include in your diet that are highly beneficial in the fight against aging. Beans are also very high in fiber, have been found to lower cholesterol, and grow beneficial bacteria. Enjoy Southwestern Corn and Black Bean Salad for a healthy and satisfying meal.

                8. Avocado

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                  Mash up some avocado for a face-tightening mask. Avocados can also be used to relieve dry, itchy skin, psoriasis, and eczema. They can be eaten raw or made into a delicious dip to eat with wholegrain corn chips or enjoy on pita bread. This amazing fruit has been treasured by women for centuries as an agent against aging.

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                  9. Cruciferous Vegetables

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                    Turnips, Brussels sprouts, and radishes are all top anti-aging vegetables. The skin is protected against roaming free radicals by their antioxidant-rich nutritional content. Roasted Turnips with Ginger is a delicious addition to your diet. These vegetables may be eaten raw, or retain many nutrients even when cooked.

                    10. Ginger

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                      This spice can be added to foods or consumed as a soothing tea. This anti-aging spice has been treasured by Asian women for years. Ginger is also packed with nutrients and has anti-inflammatory properties that may soothe arthritic symptoms. It is also useful for fighting nausea and abdominal cramps.

                      11. Green Tea

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                        The Japanese have long used green tea to defend against aging. The Japanese also credit green tea in extending life span. Green tea can also help with weight loss. It is rich in beneficial acids, which act as antioxidants. Have a cup of green tea: you can enjoy it iced or hot.

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                        12. Salmon

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                          Salmon is very rich in antioxidants, which fight against the aging process. It is also extremely good for the heart. Salmon is certainly one of the best foods to add to your diet. Enjoy some Lemon Baked Salmon with brown rice on the side for added nutrition and taste.

                          13. Orange Vegetables

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                            Carrots, sweet potatoes, and squash are rich in nutrients, antioxidants, and anti-aging properties. These vegetables are also rich in beta-carotene, an important nutrient for the eyes. Add Baby Sweet Carrots as a delicious side to any main dish. Carrots can also be eaten raw or grated to add to a salad.

                            14. Tomato

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                              Lycopene is at the heart of every tomato to fight against aging. Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants and can be roasted, eaten raw, or added to a salad. This delicious vegetable also fights the aftereffects of aging caused by the sun. Roasted Tomatoes make a great appetizer or may serve as an addition to a meal.

                              15. Watermelon

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                                Watermelon is certainly a delicious treat and is now known to be a powerful agent in the anti-aging process. Drink Watermelon Lemonade, it is very refreshing and a great drink for summer. Watermelon can also be enjoyed as a salad. Simply add red onion, black olives, feta cheese, and add olive oil as a dressing.

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                                Last Updated on January 3, 2020

                                The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People

                                The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People

                                Are you waiting for life events to turn out the way you want so that you can feel more positive about your life? Do you find yourself having pre-conditions to your sense of well-being, thinking that certain things must happen for you to be happier? Do you think there is no way that your life stresses can make you anything other than “stressed out” and that other people just don’t understand?  If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you might find yourself lingering in the land of negativity for too long!

                                The following are some tips to keep positive no matter what comes your way. This post will help you stop looking for what psychologists call “positivity” in all the wrong places!  Here are the ten essential habits of positive people.

                                1. Positive people don’t confuse quitting with letting go.

                                Instead of hanging on to ideas, beliefs, and even people that are no longer healthy for them, they trust their judgement to let go of negative forces in their lives.  Especially in terms of relationships, they subscribe to The Relationship Prayer which goes:

                                 I will grant myself the ability to trust the healthy people in my life … 

                                To set limits with, or let go of, the negative ones … 

                                And to have the wisdom to know the DIFFERENCE!

                                 2.  Positive people don’t just have a good day – they make a good day.

                                Waiting, hoping and wishing seldom have a place in the vocabulary of positive individuals. Rather, they use strong words that are pro-active and not reactive. Passivity leads to a lack of involvement, while positive people get very involved in constructing their lives. They work to make changes to feel better in tough times rather than wish their feelings away.

                                3. For the positive person, the past stays in the past.

                                Good and bad memories alike stay where they belong – in the past where they happened. They don’t spend much time pining for the good ol’ days because they are too busy making new memories now. The negative pulls from the past are used not for self-flagellation or unproductive regret, but rather productive regret where they use lessons learned as stepping stones towards a better future.

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                                4. Show me a positive person and I can show you a grateful person.

                                The most positive people are the most grateful people.  They do not focus on the potholes of their lives.  They focus on the pot of gold that awaits them every day, with new smells, sights, feelings and experiences.  They see life as a treasure chest full of wonder.

                                5. Rather than being stuck in their limitations, positive people are energized by their possibilities.

                                Optimistic people focus on what they can do, not what they can’t do.  They are not fooled to think that there is a perfect solution to every problem, and are confident that there are many solutions and possibilities.  They are not afraid to attempt new solutions to old problems, rather than spin their wheels expecting things to be different this time.  They refuse to be like Charlie Brown expecting that this time Lucy will not pull the football from him!

                                6. Positive people do not let their fears interfere with their lives!

                                Positive people have observed that those who are defined and pulled back by their fears never really truly live a full life. While proceeding with appropriate caution, they do not let fear keep them from trying new things. They realize that even failures are necessary steps for a successful life. They have confidence that they can get back up when they are knocked down by life events or their own mistakes, due to a strong belief in their personal resilience.

                                7. Positive people smile a lot!

                                When you feel positive on the inside it is like you are smiling from within, and these smiles are contagious. Furthermore, the more others are with positive people, the more they tend to smile too! They see the lightness in life, and have a sense of humor even when it is about themselves. Positive people have a high degree of self-respect, but refuse to take themselves too seriously!

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                                8. People who are positive are great communicators.

                                They realize that assertive, confident communication is the only way to connect with others in everyday life.  They avoid judgmental, angry interchanges, and do not let someone else’s blow up give them a reason to react in kind. Rather, they express themselves with tact and finesse.  They also refuse to be non-assertive and let people push them around. They refuse to own problems that belong to someone else.

                                9. Positive people realize that if you live long enough, there are times for great pain and sadness.

                                One of the most common misperceptions about positive people is that to be positive, you must always be happy. This can not be further from the truth. Anyone who has any depth at all is certainly not happy all the time.  Being sad, angry, disappointed are all essential emotions in life. How else would you ever develop empathy for others if you lived a life of denial and shallow emotions? Positive people do not run from the gamut of emotions, and accept that part of the healing process is to allow themselves to experience all types of feelings, not only the happy ones. A positive person always holds the hope that there is light at the end of the darkness.  

                                10. Positive person are empowered people – they refuse to blame others and are not victims in life.

                                Positive people seek the help and support of others who are supportive and safe.They limit interactions with those who are toxic in any manner, even if it comes to legal action and physical estrangement such as in the case of abuse. They have identified their own basic human rights, and they respect themselves too much to play the part of a victim. There is no place for holding grudges with a positive mindset. Forgiveness helps positive people become better, not bitter.

                                How about you?  How many habits of positive people do you personally find in yourself?  If you lack even a few of these 10 essential habits, you might find that the expected treasure at the end of the rainbow was not all that it was cracked up to be. How could it — if you keep on bringing a negative attitude around?

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                                I wish you well in keeping positive, because as we all know, there is certainly nothing positive about being negative!

                                Featured photo credit: Janaína Castelo Branco via flickr.com

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