3 Fruits that Slow the Signs of Aging

October 13, 2010 § Leave a comment

Guava

Guava

Did you know that guavas are a better source of vitamin C than oranges? Guava contains almost 90 mg per fruit, almost three times the amount of an orange. Vitamin C prevents skin from losing moisture and elasticity which causes wrinkles.

The fruit also contains cancer fighting lycopene. Studies show that those who add lycopene to their diet are 45% less likely to develop the disease.

In addition, guava is high in provitamin-A and antioxidants. With almost 9 grams of dietary fiber, guava can also regulate digestion.

Find guava at your local farmers market in the summer time.

Cherries

This small stone fruit is a member of the plum family. It contains high amounts of antioxidants, one of the fruits richest in the nutrient. Plus it’s high in iron and helps alleviate the symptoms of anemia. Low on energy? Eat some cherries. Looking pale and pasty? Eat some cherries. Low blood sugar? Eat cherries.

Adding cherries to your diet not only boosts energy, but the fruit also contains melatonin which prevents the depletion of collagen. The result is fewer wrinkles and prolonged skin elasticity.

Blueberries

Blueberries have the highest amount of antioxidants than any other fruit, so it strengthens the immune system and is the most effective at clearing skin impurities. If you want to avoid catching a cold, incorporate blueberries into your diet.

One cup contains 100 calories but they’re packed with a ton of nutrients including fiber and vitamin C. Studies show that blueberries reduce belly fat and lower cholesterol too. Nibble on these berries instead of chips or popcorn.

Diets full of antioxidants can prevent wrinkles, so use your calorie intake to slow the signs of aging.

 

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