Tuesday, March 12, 2013

4 Anti-Aging Foods That Taste Good

Salmon. The secret behind salmon’s anti-aging superpower is in its heavy dose of omega 3 fatty acids. These good fats fight the chronic inflammation that plays a role in the development of age-related conditions, like dementia. Salmon is an easy fish to prepare, and even “I don’t like fish” people enjoy its mild taste. 

Blueberries. It’s not for nothing that health experts call this berry a superfood. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, which destroy free radicals, molecules that damage cells and trigger the wrinkles, sags, and bags that add years to our look. Not only are these bite-sized gems tasty, they’re convenient year-round.

Dark chocolate. You’ve likely already seen dark chocolate touted as an anti-aging food in magazines and on big name health shows. And they’re right. The cocoa bean—when processed into dark chocolate—is rich in plant nutrients called flavonoids, which repair cell damage. But put aside visions of gorging on the stuff; the Cleveland Clinic suggests eating 1oz (one small square) a couple of times a week.