Increase Your Longevity with These Anti Aging Foods

Many people today believe that aging is an unavoidable fact of life. Wrinkles, memory loss, decreased brain function, degenerative diseases such as cancer, arthritis and Type 2 diabetes, and a host of other “signs of aging” are viewed as an inevitable part of growing old. However, a large amount of research is now suggesting that consuming certain “anti aging foods” is one key to a long and healthy life.

Anti Aging Foods That Prolong Life

Let’s take a look at a few of these anti aging foods to understand why they are so effective in slowing down the aging process.

  • Blueberries, raspberries, elderberries, and other berries are jam-packed with antioxidants that help fight the free radicals that cause cell damage and that have been linked with chronic inflammation, believed to be the primary cause of degenerative diseases.
  • Melons, such as cantaloupe, honey dew and water melon, contain a host of free-radical-fighting nutrients, including vitamins A, B, and C (in the flesh) and selenium, essential fats, zinc, and vitamin E (in the seeds).
  • Bananas contain potassium, manganese, and trace minerals that not only help the body absorb calcium, but also promote a healthy electrolyte balance and eliminate muscle cramping.
  • Lutein and zeaxanthin are plant pigments found in spinach, kale, mustard greens, and other dark, green leafy vegetables that keep vision sharp; vitamin K helps reduce the occurrence of fractures by preventing bone loss.

The downside of eating fruits and vegetables is that you often have to consume large amounts in order to obtain the nutritional value they provide. In addition, chewing extracts only about 60% of the nutrients available in these foods. Fortunately, there is an easier way to get an adequate amount of the age-defying nutrition found in fruits and vegetables — blend them together in a smoothie. These drinks are easy to make, delicious, and will benefit you in ways that chewing fruits and vegetables isn’t capable of.

The Ideal “Smoothie Blender”

You also want to make sure you are using a blender that extracts the maximum amount of nutrients from these anti aging foods. The Vitamix 5200 is the ideal blender for this purpose. Its commercial grade, 2.1 horsepower engine and uniquely constructed blades blast open the cell walls of fruits, vegetables, and nutrition-packed seeds, cores, and stems, creating a pre-digested liquid that makes the age-defying nutrients they contain immediately available for fast absorption by the blood stream (read this study for more details). The result is a rich, smooth, delicious, and nutritious drink that contains no grittiness, grind, or sandy residue.

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