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Anti-Wrinkle Super Foods

Updated on November 17, 2017

Berries Are Your Bestfriends

Blueberries are my favorite and they are truly the best anti-aging, and anti-wrinkle food. This is the perfect anti-wrinkle food. Berries have natural fructose sugar that satisfies your longing for sweets and enough fiber so you absorb fewer calories that you eat. British researchers found that the high content of insoluble fiber in fruits, vegetables and whole grains reduces the absorption of calories from foods enough to promote weight loss without hampering nutrition.

BEANS - Great Anti-Aging Foods

Beans are one of the best sources of plant protein. Peas, beans and chickpeas are collectively known as legumes. Most common beans have 215 calories per cooked cup (lima beans go up to 260). They have the most protein with the least fat of any food, and they're high in potassium but low in sodium.

Plant protein is incomplete, which means that you need to add something to make it complete. Combine beans with a whole grain - rice, barley, wheat and corn - to provide the amino acids necessary to form a complete protein. Then you get the same top-quality protein as in meat with just a fraction of the fat.


Tomatoes

Studies at the University of Kentucky and in the Netherlands show that eating beans regularly can lower cholesterol levels. The most common complaint about beans is that they cause gas. Here's how to control that problem, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA):

Before cooking, rinse the beans and remove foreign particles, put in a kettle and cover with boiling water, soak for four hours or longer, remove any beans that float to the top, then cook the beans in fresh water.

A medium tomato (2.5" diameter) has only about 25 calories. These garden delights are low in fat and sodium, high in potassium and rich in fiber.

A survey at Harvard Medical School found that the chances of dying of cancer are lowest among people who eat tomatoes (or strawberries) every week.

And don't overlook canned crushed, peeled, whole or stewed tomatoes. They make sauces; casseroles and soups taste great while retaining their nutritional goodness and low-calorie status. Even plain old spaghetti sauce is a fat-burning bargain when served over pasta, so think about introducing tomatoes into your diet.

The Magic of Tofu

You just can't say enough about this health food from Asia. Also called soybean curd, it's basically tasteless, so any spice or flavoring you add

blends with it nicely. A 2½ " square has 86 calories and nine grams of protein. (Experts suggest an intake of about 40 grams per day.) Tofu contains calcium and iron, almost no sodium and not a bit of saturated fat. It makes your metabolism run on high and even lowers cholesterol.

With different varieties available, the firmer tofus are good for stir-frying or adding to soups and sauces while the softer ones are good for mashing, chopping and adding to salads.

Cabbage

This Eastern Europe staple is a true wonder food. There are only 33 calories in a cup of cooked shredded cabbage, and it retains all its nutritional goodness no matter how long you cook it. Eating cabbage raw (18 calories per shredded cup), cooked, as sauerkraut (27 calories per drained cup) or coleslaw (calories depend on dressing) only once a week is enough to protect against colon cancer.

And it may be a longevity-enhancing food. Surveys in the United States, Greece and Japan show that people who eat a lot of it have the least colon cancer and the lowest death rates overall.

Fish & Omega 3

The health benefits of fish are greater than experts imagined - and they've always considered it a health food.

The calorie count in the average four-ounce serving of a deep-sea fish runs from a low of 90 calories in abalone to a high of 236 in herring. Water-packed tuna, for example, has 154 calories. It's hard to gain weight while eating seafood.

As far back as 1985, articles in the New England Journal of Medicine showed a clear link between eating fish regularly and lower rates of heart disease. The reason is that oils in fish thin the blood, reduce blood pressure and lower cholesterol.

Fish oil can bring about dramatic relief to the inflammation and stiff joints of rheumatoid arthritis.

Talking about fish oil is worth repeating over, and over again, not only does the oil in fish have anti-aging properties, but it has a bonus in what it does to your hair.

Did you know fish will give your hair a dark luster beyond what you could ever imagine. People constantly stare at my hair, and they ask me all the time do you color your, or what do you use on your hair? Just fish oil every day.

For years now I either take a fish oil supplement or have tuna, or salmon.

Water, Water and More Water, and Then Rest

Did you know if your body doesn't get enough water your body fluids could very be thrown off balance. Believe it or not this can cause water retention. Keeping the body well hydrated is one of the best ways to keep the body well tuned up and ready for anti-aging prevention.

Water aids the body in maintaining a healthy muscle tone, and water flushes any waste from the body. Did you know water helps to prevent the skin from sagging.

In this age of the bottled water--just because its in a bottle does not mean it purified water. For me, steam distilled is the best for the, and does a better job of cleansing toxic from the body, which is a great wrinkle preventer.

For individuals who take medications, or any type of supplement drinking water helps the liver to metabolize the medicine, and to do its job, and exit the body. After a dose of medication has been taken water is needed to effectively put the medicine to work, and then release it from the body. Not all medicines are broken down by the liver, this is just one example.

Rest is a must, nothing will have you wearing your age on your sleeve faster than a body that doesn't get plenty of rest. I am true blue to a good night's sleep, and when I don't get it, I feel, and so will anyone else who comes across my path (lol).

© 2008 Adrienne F Manson

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  • rasta1 profile image

    Marvin Parke 

    5 years ago from Jamaica

    Berries are my best friends. I really enjoyed your hub.

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    Christabel Evans 

    5 years ago from England, UK

    These are great tips which I'm bookmarking for future reference.

  • tammyswallow profile image

    Tammy 

    5 years ago from North Carolina

    Excellent suggestions. I am sure these items bring much more wrinkle relief than a jar of cream. Great hub!

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    beingwell 

    6 years ago from Bangkok

    I love fruits and vegetables. I know they're good for the skin, too. I especially enjoy fresh cherry tomatoes in making pasta sauces. Yumm!

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    Adrienne F Manson 

    6 years ago from Atlanta

    Thanks Victoria for taking the time to leave a comment.

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    Victoria Lynn 

    6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

    The title caught my eye! Good information. I don't like tofu, but I like the rest! I really need to drink more wtaer. Thanks for the reminder. Great hub!

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    melodyandes 

    7 years ago

    I am glad to found this good one. I've learned more.

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    Leptirela 

    7 years ago from I don't know half the time

    Again :) Voting up

    We know this already, but we always need reminders

    Thank you for sharing a useful hub, your great:)

    You have a new follower and can't wait to read your other hubs :)

  • adrienne2 profile imageAUTHOR

    Adrienne F Manson 

    8 years ago from Atlanta

    Hi InfinityVal, Berries are among one of my favorite foods as well!

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    InfinityVal 

    8 years ago from NNY

    Glad to see some of my favorite foods here. I love berries and tomato sauce.

  • adrienne2 profile imageAUTHOR

    Adrienne F Manson 

    8 years ago from Atlanta

    Hi dermajuv, coupon, and DustinsMom, so glad you found the information helpful.

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    DustinsMom 

    8 years ago from USA

    Great hub. I never knew this about tomatoes. Very informative!

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    couponalbum 

    8 years ago from Sunnyvale, CA

    Really nice article! Very informative

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    dermajuv 

    9 years ago from Detroit

    Thank you for these great tips. I knew about berries, tofu, tomatoes but not about cabbage, which is one of my favorites.

  • adrienne2 profile imageAUTHOR

    Adrienne F Manson 

    10 years ago from Atlanta

    hi desert, hubsub, thanks for stopping by! I am a firm believer in fish and the benefits of antioxidants.

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    HubSub Urban Mom 

    10 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area

    Nice article! I'm posting this comment at midnight and I want some sushi. That picture got me craving for some. :)

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    desert blondie 

    10 years ago from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen

    Hello! Happy to have found your hubs! I'm a big believer i all but tofu and cabbage...not to say they're not great...just not for me at this point. But, hey, 3 years ago I never thought i'd be eating as much fish, especially raw fish, as I do today!!! Loved the gorgeous photo of the blueberries. One-quarter cup of these beauties go on my kashi Go-Lean cereal with fat free mile every morning! Love this anti-oxidant! Good hub!

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