The benefits from eating healthy are endless.
I think we all know this by now.
Some foods can help you look and age better!
There are more than ten super-foods.
Almost every colored fruit and vegetable fits the category.
As do nuts, beans, seeds and colored herbs and spices.
The beneficial properties of each one of these superfoods could fill an entire book.
The foods featured below because of their direct link to the Age-Defying Beauty Connection.
These foods listed in alphabetical order.
They're rich in Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), antioxidants or fiber.
And, as in the case of açaí, all three!
Also, we've included foods proven to lower or help regulate blood sugar levels.
Which is an important factor for those concerned with slowing the aging process.
Anything in the "Allium Family"
Such as garlic, onions, leeks, scallions, chives and shallots.
These can all help the liver rid toxins and carcinogens.
Can be used of course in a breakfast cereal, but use it also in soups and stews, or even as a rice substitute.
Barley is also high in fiber, helping metabolize fats, cholesterol and carbohydrates.
Like wheat and barley grasses, come in powder, tablet or juice form.
And offer greater levels of nutrients than green leafy vegetables.
They also help cholesterol, blood pressure and immune response.
Buckwheat: Seed & Grain
Buckwheat is loaded with protein.
Is high in amino acid, stabilizes blood sugar and reduces hypertension.
Beans & Lentils
It can help reduce cholesterol while beefing up on antioxidants, folic acid and potassium.
Try kidney, black, navy, pinto, chickpeas, soybeans, peas and lentils.
Both bell and chili peppers contain antioxidants.
Have twice the Vitamin-C as citrus fruits and work as great fat burners.
Nuts & Seeds
You can't go wrong with a handful of nuts a day.
Walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, macadamia and pistachio nuts contain Omega 3 fats.
Which are great for your heart.
Raw, unsalted nuts and seeds are best because most added flavorings are artificial.
Many varieties of sprouts (alfalfa, broccoli, etc.) are great with any meal.
They're a great source of protein and Vitamin-C.
Try adding them to any dish and your immune system will get a boost.
Yogurt and Kefir
These cultured foods contain healthful bacteria (probiotics) that aid immune function.
And the calcium helps burn fat.
We love using yogurt and kefir as a base for a smoothie.Tweet
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