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9 Foods That Can Help Prevent the Signs of Aging

Aging is a natural process and there is no way to stop it (and why would you want to, it's beautiful), but you can slow it down by eating foods that are balanced and rich in vitamins and antioxidants.

Not only are blueberries (or all berries for that matter) great for beating the bulge, but they are also packed with vitamins and antioxidants which help slow down the signs of aging and can reduce damage to the cells.

While not a food, water is incredibly important as it keeps you hydrated, and this, in turn, keeps your cells healthy.

Olive oil, which is filled with monounsaturated fats, has plenty of health benefits, including reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer. It also contains Vitamins B and Vitamin D, which can help prevent the appearance of wrinkles.

When we age we lose bone mass or density and it's important to ensure that the body is getting enough calcium. Plain or Greek yogurt is a great source of calcium, and it also helps the digestive system.

Brussel sprouts may not be the tastiest vegetable ever but they are packed with vitamin C and vitamin A, both of which are fantastic for your skin. While vitamin C promotes collagen, vitamin A and folate can help protect against sun damage, WebMD reports.

Fish, in particular salmon, sardines, and mackerel, are rich in omega-3 fats, and according to The Huffington Post, this can help with dry skin as it keeps it moist from the inside out.

Another fantastic food that could help prevent the signs of aging is tomatoes. The fruit contains lycopene which can help protect the skin from sun damage. But it's not just sun damage that this powerful antioxidant prevents against, but also damaging bacteria. When it comes to anti-aging superfoods, tomatoes definitely deserve a spot on the list.

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