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8 Foods That Can Help Fight the Signs of Aging

Aging is inevitable — unless you plan on living in a hibernation chamber which places you in suspended animation — but there are some ways to slow down the process, and this largely depends on the foods you eat and their antioxidant properties.

One of the foods most commonly associated with anti-aging is blueberries. The reason is these small round berries are filled with the antioxidant anthocyanin, which is also responsible for giving the berries their deep blue color. According to Healthline, eating these berries could prevent collagen loss and potentially protect against sun damage and stress.

Nuts may be high in fats, but eating nuts regularly could have a positive effect on your body. According to Eating Well, a study on Seventh-Day Adventists found that those who consumed nuts gained an average of 2 and a half years. And according to Redbook magazine, nuts have cholesterol-lowering and anti-inflammatory effects.

Dark chocolate is also considered to be beneficial when it comes to anti-aging, and Redbook magazine notes that this is because it's filled with flavanols which increase blood flow to the skin.

If you want to prevent the negative effects of aging then avocado may be just what you need because it's filled with potassium, B Vitamins, and Vitamins A, K, C, and E. According to Healthline, avocados also have inflammation-fighting fatty acids.

Getting enough Vitamin C in the body is vital to maintaining genetic health and according to Redbook magazine, it also plays a role in making the skin appear younger and brighter.

Broccoli is not a vegetable loved by everyone, but its filled with anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties, as well as Vitamin C and K, fiber and folate.

Another green vegetable is spinach, which is rich in vitamins and minerals, and according to Healthline, contains antioxidants that help to oxygenate and replenish the body.

You may not associate olive oil and anti-aging, but according to Eating Well, the oil contains the antioxidant polyphenols, which could prevent age-related diseases.

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