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Angela Bekiaris
1 minute read
22 Feb 2018
1:13 pm

6 anti-aging foods to keep you young

Angela Bekiaris

It’s time to stock up on the following foods, ladies and gents. Experts say they could keep us young.

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1. Soy products

Tofu, a good alternative source of protein, is great at helping keep down cholesterol.

2. Yoghurt


Many yoghurts include a high volume of ‘good’ bacteria that help maintain gut health and diminish the incidence of age-related intestinal illness. Yoghurt is also rich in calcium, which can help stave off osteoporosis.

3. Red wine


A nice glass of tawny (Credit: Jon Sullivan/Wikimedia Commons)

One glass adds up a good dose of anti-aging elements including polyphenol antioxidants, minerals, and resveratrol, which helps to increase ‘good cholesterol’ levels in the body and prevents blood clotting, maintaining healthy circulatory system.

4. Oysters

They’re an aphrodisiac, and can reportedly enhance your beauty.

5. Garlic

This superfood is a natural antibiotic with blood-cleansing, immune-boosting and antibacterial properties.

6. Avocados


Avocados. File photo

They’re packed with omega-3 fatty acids, and can help to moisturise your skin from the inside and increase collagen production, helping to prevent wrinkles. They’re also known for helping to reduce acne and psoriasis.

7. Bananas


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They’re rich in potassium, which could help with belly bloating, as well as a puffy face and bags under the eyes.

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