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Anti Aging Foods - Eating Healthy For A Younger You

Updated on August 4, 2012

You are what you eat so the saying goes. This is so true. Eating the right anti aging foods is important for your longevity, health and physical appearance. With the average life expectancy increasing to 78 years, it is more important now than ever to take the best care of yourself.

Growing older is hard to ignore when you see the tell tale signs wearing on your face, with the smile lines, crows feet, age spots on your face and hands, dry skin, aching tense muscles and decreased energy levels. This though does not have to be. You can fight back against mother nature and give yourself an instant lift by eating the right anti aging foods.

Best Anti Aging Foods

Foods for wrinkles - Foods that contain lycopene and beta-carotene such as fruits and vegetables help block out UV rays which damage your skin. Foods that have vitamin C will help increase collagen which will prevent fine lines from forming. Look for these foods to add to your diet - blueberries, dried cherries, baby spinach, kiwifruit, kale, lemons, strawberries, walnuts, marinara sauce, poblano peppers

Foods to help you stay slimmer - Certain foods you eat that are high in fiber and protein will keep you feeling full longer making you eat less. Try eating the following to curb your appetite and help lose weight - baby spinach, black beans, blueberries, bulgur wheat, nonfat plain greek yogurt, raisins, quinoa, almonds, walnuts and kale.

Foods for the brain - Some foods that help with age related dementia and keep your brain sharp are blueberries, curry powder, pomegranate juiice, walnuts, omega 3 fatty acids.

Foods for cancer - Prevention is best when it comes to cancer and Vitamin C along with antioxidants found in certain foods such as onions, red wine and black tea are beneficial. Here are a few other powerful anti cancer foods to eat: baby spinach, dried cherries, kiwifruit, lemons, strawberries, sesame seeds, blueberries, kale and red wine.

Foods to increase energy - Certain foods will help give you that pick up far better than any caffeinated beverage will. Load up on foods with iron and protein like raisins, oats, lentils, dark chocolate, water, bananas, cashews, almonds, lean meats, and leafy vegetables.

Foods for your heart - There are some foods rich in healthy fats, whole grains and antioxidants that can keep cholesterol from building up in your arteries of your heart. Foods that are high in potassium are good to keep your blood pressure in line. Aim to eat these foods in your diet for a healthier heart: almonds, blueberries, baby spinach, celery, cinammon, dark chocolate, peanut butter, plain greek yogurt, olive oil, garlic and whole wheat bread just to name a few.

Foods to relieve those aching pains - Foods that are high in vitamin E will help relieve any muscle aches and pains. Some foods rich in vitamin E are marinara sauce, baby spinach and almonds.

Salmon Over Sweet and Sour Cabbage

Get cooking with this great delicious anti aging food recipe.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 4 main dish servings


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • small head red cabbage, cored and thinly slied (about 8 cups)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 pieces (5 ounces each) salmon fillet, skinless, center cut
  • parsley leaves, for garnish


  1. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil on medium-high. Add onion; cook 3 minutes or until just tender, stirring. Add cabbage and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook 3 minutes or until just starting to wilt, stirring.
  2. Add wine and vinegar. Heat to boiling. Cover; simmer on medium 25 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in blackberries and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat broiler. Line jelly-roll pan with foil. Sprinkle 1/8 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground black pepper on top of salmon. Transfer to pan. Broil 7 minutes or until just opaque throughout.
  4. Divide cabbage among serving plates; top with salmon and parsley.
Nutrition Facts
Calories 335
Calories from Fat117
% Daily Value *
Fat 13 g20%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Carbohydrates 20 g7%
Fiber 6 g24%
Protein 35 g70%
Cholesterol 90 mg30%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Very good infomitive hub. Voting up