The best way to fight wrinkles and keep looking youthful inside and out? Check out our favourite age-busting super foods here.
What to know how to live forever? Well, at least give your body a helping hand?It’s all about high antioxidant levels and our tip is to look out for fruit and veg with the most colour and flavour to really take advantage. Find out what should be in your shopping bag here.
A good anti-ageing beauty product can go a long way, but if you want to really slow down the clock, you need to start from the inside-out. Everyone loves avocados, which is good news as they are high in vitamin E and a rich source of skin-protective antioxidants, essential for glowing skin and shiny hair. These wonder fruits also have a high folate content, which is important for skin cell regeneration and will give skin a more youthful complexion.
This little berry of goodness has so many health benefits we don’t know where to start. It’s rich vitamin C content aids blood circulation and provides minerals and salts which help the body to fight the ageing process. Also high in potassium found in all fruit and veg fluid balance in cells is regulated, so combating puffiness and fluid retention. Add to your morning cereal or a breakfast smoothie now!
Steaming broccoli is the best way to hold onto all the great nutrients
that this vegetable contains. A high source of fibre not only does
broccoli help keep body weight low but with vitamin C and beta-carotene,
it helps prevent and fight heart disease.
Cinnamon is a known tonic and stimulant that warms the whole system and helps to combat fatigue. Sprinkle a little on your cereal at breakfast to get your daily intake.
It’s the dark secret that we are allowed to indulge in provided it’s made with at least 70% cocoa. Full of protein and B vitamins, we promise small doses of this treat will help burn fat and improve your skin and hair.
Ideal for salad dressings, mayonnaise and dips, hemp oil has been dubbed as ‘nature’s perfect food for humanity’ owing to its hugely rich source of essential amino and fatty acids. Also high in vitamin E, a great antioxidant, body care products that contain this miracle oil can help slow down the effects of skin ageing.
The Jerusalem Artichoke is a much-underrated vegetable. Despite its reputation for fermenting and causing occasional wind (!) it is a rich source of potassium, which keeps the heart healthy.
Pulses, and in particular, kidney beans are packed with fibre, potassium and zinc which all help to reduce cholesterol and protect against heart disease. But their big winner is protein: weight for weight dried beans contain as much protein as fillet steak, but have more health benefits. Add cold to a salad or include any time you make a vegetable chilli.
The wrinkle busting Purple Foods Diet is currently taking the US by storm and the reason? Purple-coloured foods are the best source of antioxidants which can not only protect against cancer, but help to ward off wrinkles too.
Our favourite tipple is packed full of natural antioxidants which protect against heart disease. Plus, the skin of red grapes curbs the effects of ageing with its anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory compound, resveratrol – also present in blueberries, cranberries and peanuts.