Humans have been searching for the fountain of youth almost as long as they’ve been on Planet Earth. After all, who wouldn’t want to stay young and vibrant forever? While we have yet to discover a formula to completely halt the signs of aging, there are ways to fight Father Time and prevent many of the illnesses that take us while we’re still young…we call them Superfoods!
Here are 6 Fountain of Youth Superfoods to Help You Feel Young:
If you’ve yet to give this nutritious powerhouse a try, you’ve been missing out. Because it’s a functional probiotic, it has the ability to fight infection through the use of healthy bacteria. Click here to learn more about the health benefits of this powerful superfood, and be sure to try our Blueberry Lemon Scones with Kefir.
This ancient superfood of the Aztecs packs a powerful nutritional punch! It’s an excellent source of antioxidants, amino acids, and Omega-3s, to fight infammation and keep the body healthy and strong. Plus, chia is versatile enough to add to most recipes. Try these delicious Gingerbread Pancakes made with chia.
3. Olive Oil
There’s a reason why the people of the Mediterranean have flawless skin. Their diets are rich in olive oil. Not only can olive oil reduce the risk of a number of cancers, but it can also reduce blood pressure and prevent cardiovascular disease. Find out what else olive oil can do for you here.
We probably don’t have to convince you eat berries because they’re soooo delicious. Thankfully, berries are also loaded with disease-fighting antioxidants. Be sure to try our Skinny Berry Parfait.
Besides offering a huge dose of healthy nutrients, garlic is also rich in amino acids, and we couldn’t imagine our favorite pastas without it. Try these satisfying Homestyle Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary.
We admit it. We’re nuts for nuts! But, we have some good reasons to be. Not only can nuts help reduce heart disease and control cholesterol, but they also help keep you energized. Plus, nuts contain a fair amount of potassium, a nutrient known to increase muscle tone and keep hair and skin looking healthy and bright. Learn more about the health benefits of nuts here.
Be sure to try these scrumptious Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters!